Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams recently wrapped her stint on the pop culture phenomenon. And, if you suspected or hoped that the actress took a little keepsake from her time as Arya Stark, you can rest easy in the knowledge that she, in fact, did. In a recent interview, Williams revealed that she got to keep a pretty significant prop after she finished her time on the show: Arya's brown jacket. Maisie Williams spoke of how she imagines the future with the jacket, saying:
I can imagine it being something that I'm like, 'Oh, I was on this show once upon a time and this was the jacket I wore. And my grandkids being like, 'Please stop.'
If my grandma starred in Game of Thrones, I would probably ask to see that jacket every day. It is beyond awesome that Maisie Williams got to keep it so she can show it to her grandkids someday. Their reaction may surprise her, though, since costumes are a wonderful bit of memorabilia to have. Williams shared the prop tidbit on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.
It does not sound like Maisie Williams got to keep Arya's other famous accessory -- her sword Needle. That will probably go in a Game of Thrones museum someday. The show already has a traveling exhibition, so a museum dedicated to its set pieces, costumes, etc. will hopefully not be far behind. Arya's jacket is a high-quality item to possess from the show. Hopefully, fans will get some sort of post-finale special where the cast can individually share what thing(s) they got to keep from the long-running series.
When Maisie Williams said her goodbyes to the show on Instagram, she posted a picture of her tennis shoes, which appeared to be covered in stage blood. Whether she will keep those as a souvenir from the day she presumably finished filming is unknown. It is hard to believe the show is really coming to an end, but the cast sharing their post-production feelings makes it even more of a reality.
Fans still have a wait in front of them before they learn the fate of Arya Stark. The youngest daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark has come a long way since the first episode. She has witnessed horrors and rained down revenge on those who dealt them out. Whether she will manage to cross Cersei Lannister off her list before the show ends is one of those big plot developments fans will anxiously wait to see play out, as is whether she will ever reunite with Jon Snow. There's only one way to find out.
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