Maisie Williams has the perfect clapback for people who were uncomfortable with her sex scene in 'Game of Thrones'
Many fans of the show couldn't stomach seeing Arya Stark, whom they have seen grow up on the show, indulge in consensual sex with Gendry
Are you one of the many moralistic 'Game of Thrones' fans who got all riled up watching Arya Stark getting into bed with Gendry in the show's most controversial sex scene ever? Well, if you are, Maisie Williams, who plays Stark, has the perfect response. In a hilarious tweet, Maisie broke her silence on social media over the uproar the scene has triggered, and wrote that her mother, stepdad, two sisters, and four brothers have also watched the scene.
if u feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my step dad and my 2 sisters and my 4 brothers have all probably watched this too ahahakillmeehehe— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) April 23, 2019
The tweet comes in response to many fans expressing their concern over Arya's age, who was 11 years old when the series premiered in 2011. But what "concerned" fans might be overlooking is the fact that Arya is 18 this season, and hence, the age argument pretty much falls flat.
The buzz around the Arya-Gendry sex scene was building since the second episode aired last Sunday, but the actor had not commented on it. Arya has had a crush on Gendry since the beginning, and fans had a gut feeling this was coming, but for some reason they just cannot stomach seeing Arya, whom they have seen grow up on the show, explore her sexuality.
On the other hand, many fans are also against the Arya-Gendry sex-scene uproar, with some pointing out that it's hypocritical of fans -- who kept quiet as many characters on the show got raped -- to get outraged over Arya's perfectly normal, consensual sex scene.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, even congratulated Arya for losing her virginity via a cheeky Instagram story.
Williams has admitted that when she initially read the script, she assumed the sex scene was a joke. "At first, I thought it was a prank,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
“I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh, f—k!” Williams added that she was glad Arya got to experience romance.