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Maisie Williams has played Arya Stark on Game of Thrones for quite some time now, and the role has made the young actress prominent enough that she’s earned other gigs, including a stint on the upcoming season of Doctor Who. Recently, the actress revealed that when she is on other sets and something happens that she’s not too keen about, she’ll threaten people with Game Of Thrones spoilers. Here’s what Williams had to say:
What would happen, like on the Doctor Who set, was I would threaten people with giving them spoilers if anyone would wind me up. I would threaten to spoil the next episode. Or I'd go, ‘I'll spoil the next season!’ And everyone would be like, ‘No! No! No! Don't! You can't give any spoilers!’ So that was really, really good. It was a power I had over the whole cast and crew.
We may not know exactly what character Maisie Williams is playing on Doctor Who this season, but it’s clear she is quite the character on set. To be honest, since Game of Thrones is just now casting for Season 6, I doubt the actress known for playing Arya Stark actually does have a ton of knowledge in her back pocket related to the upcoming season; then again, Doctor Who Season 9 has been in production for quite sometime and some of those spoilers seem to have been related to Season 5. She also mentions next season, though, and since her storyline is pretty well caught up to that in the books, she may have had some conversations with David Benioff and Dan Weiss about where her character will go.
If we’re talking spoilers, I really wish she would have given us a little more information about her Doctor Who Season 9 character while speaking with Vulture, but that’s neither here nor there.
We live in a culture that is both invested in and terrified of spoilers, so much so that some people want to devour and dissect their television before and after episodes air and some people hurry away the second the word spoiler is even mentioned in one of CinemaBlend’s posts. Because of this, it doesn’t surprise me at all that Maisie Williams’ threats, however jokingly, worked on the people over at the Doctor Who set when they would “wind her up.” I could see it backfiring unexpectedly, too, when some superfan is like, “C’mon, just tell me what’s going on with Jon Snow.” Good stuff. Now, you know all you need to do to get Game of Thrones spoilers is mess with Maisie Williams on a set. Get to it.