There's a reason why they say all good things come to an end. And with long running TV shows that aren't Grey's Anatomy or Dr. Who, that rule usually applies around Seasons 7 or 8. Millions of Game of Thrones fans are preparing for just that, as HBO's massively popular series will end after its next season. It certainly does seem like many of the cast are ready to retire their most famous roles, as the schedule and travel for Game is grueling for the main characters and crew. This includes Arya Stark herself, as Maisie Williams recently spoke to why she's excited for the series to conclude with Season 8.
I'm really excited for Game of Thrones to finish and there's going to be time for me to do whatever I want. That's just incredibly exciting and it will be nice to pick roles that I want to do. I can show the world what sort of actress I want to be and shape my career a little bit.
You can't really blame her. Maisie Williams been playing Arya Stark since she was a little girl. Both she and the young Stark girl have grown up before our eyes, and Williams has become quite the talented actress. And once Game of Thrones end, she'll be able to apply all the lessons she learned in Westeros to new and exciting projects.
Attempting to book other acting projects while working on Game of Thrones is no easy task. Actors have to make sure that any potential movies are filming while the show is on hiatus-- putting around half of the year out of the question. This is why the majority of the main cast is only able to take on movies or guest appearances occasionally. Emilia Clarke has only done about 3 movies during her time on the show, and Kit Harrington has similarly remained focused on his portrayal as Jon Snow.
Of course, Maisie Williams' comments to BBC may be depressing for her many fans. Arya is one of the show's most popular characters, as fans watched the youngest Stark girl transform into a lethal killer. She's finally returned to Winterfell, dealing with her issues of trust and urge to kill now that she's back in Westerosi society. And with the White Walkers quickly descending on Winterfell, hopefully we'll be able to see her use that Valyrian Steel dagger to kick some undead ass in the final set of episodes.
It should be interesting to see how Arya's story ends on Game of Thrones. Her long awaited reunion with Jon will no doubt be an emotional one, but how will she influence the war to come? Will she finally travel back to King's Landing to kill Cersei? We'll just have to wait and see.