Maisie Williams Avoids Watching Game of Thrones With Her Parents

'I found it really awkward'

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Who Maisie Williams

Age 15

Accomplishments Plays Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones; signed on for lead in forthcoming We Are Monsters; played Loren Caleigh in the BBC miniseries The Secret of Crickley Hall

Base Midsomer Norton, England

What’s the first information you consume in the morning?

What’s in the fridge!

What social media do you use?

I have a Facebook page for me and my friends and a Twitter page. [The singer] Kate Nash tweets a lot of funny things and so does [broadcaster] Jonathan Ross. I usually just go on those before bed, so it’s sort of the last thing I look at.

What’s the most important tech gadget you own?

My iPhone because I can get everything on there, like my emails, texts and my Facebook. And because it’s got 3G, I can use it anywhere, so I don’t have to wait until I have a WiFi signal.

Favorite iPhone app?

Wanelo. It lets you make a list of presents that you want or a list of things to get for other people, and you can buy them or just save them for later. It’s got everything on there, from chip holders to iPhone cases.

Do you read any blogs?

No. I watch vlogs on YouTube. I watch Jenna Marbles a lot—I think she’s really funny—and a lady called Daily Grace.

What TV shows do you watch?

I like Glee a lot. It’s kind of like my guilty pleasure. Over here on BBC Three, the target audience is people my age, and they have really good dramas like The Fades with really great actors. I also recently watched a series on ITV called Broadchurch and Accused on BBC One.

Do you watch Game of Thrones with your family when it’s on TV?

When I first started, I found it really awkward, and I didn’t really sit and watch it with them. But my parents watch the show every week, so if I’m at home, I’ll watch it. But I don’t make plans to watch it with them because it’s sometimes a bit embarrassing.

You’re good friends with the actors who play Arya’s siblings, Sansa and Bran. When you are shooting in different locations, how do you stay in touch?

Through Facebook, texting, email, and our parents also email a lot. We live quite far away, but we all meet up in the middle, or we’ll all go to London. Or sometimes we’re all auditioning for the same thing, and we’ll try to audition on the same day.

What do you do to occupy your time on set?

I have a chat with the cast. We tell jokes, and sometimes we go on YouTube and just watch funny videos of cats and stuff, which is one of the best things to do during our lunch break.

Are you reading any good books?

I’m reading One Day. The film came out awhile ago, and lots of people were telling me to read the book. I’m not very far in at all yet. I also read Perfume. One of the cast on Game of Thrones said it was a good book, and I really enjoyed it.

@adweekemma Emma Bazilian is Adweek's features editor.
Publish date: April 14, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT