Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams hits back at ‘uncomfortable’ sex scene comments and says nothing was more awkward than her parents watching it


MAISIE Williams has hit back at critics of her Game of Thrones sex scene – insisting that nobody would have been more uncomfortable watching the clip than her family.

The 22-year-old actress has played Arya Stark in the hit fantasy series since she was 11 years old, and left fans stunned when she stripped off for her first ever nude scene in Monday night’s episode.

The nude scene left fans feeling uncomfortable

With the feisty character determined to know what sex felt like before she risked her life in the Battle of Winterfell, viewers were left cringing as they watched Arya seduce close friend Gendry – with many flocking to social media to claim that it was like watching their “little sister” have sex.

Maisie has now poked fun at the trolls, tweeting last night: “If you feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my stepdad and my two sisters and my four brothers have all probably watched this too.”

She added: “Ahaha kill me hehe.”

One fan then replied: “Your side t*tty will defeat the Night King and Thanos”, to which Maisie simply replied with a series of crying emojis.

Maisie poked fun at trolls
She also responded to a fan’s tweet

Others praised the star for her 18-year-old character’s growth, insisting that it was refreshing to see a woman in Westeros take control of her sexuality.

One wrote: “I was actually happy to see a young woman take control of an important decision! She has grown so much and wanted to feel normal!”

Another added: “I enjoyed it! So glad to see a young woman owning her sexuality and taking charge of her own pleasure.”

Maisie’s co-star and best friend, Sophie Turner, previously poked fun at the scene on her own social media page, sipping from a glass of wine as she filmed herself for her Instagram Story.

Fans insisted that it was good to see a Thrones’ character take control of her sexuality
Sophie Turner stunned fans with a crude reaction video

The 23-year-old actress – who plays Sansa Stark in the show – shocked fans as she said to the camera: “In honour of Easter, I guess Game Of Thrones wanted the storyline to have a little Easter bunny hop, hop, hopping into that p***y.

“And that’s the tea.”

Sophie was actually the one to warn Maisie about her upcoming sex scene in the final series of Thrones, because she read the script faster.

Admitting that she initially though the nudity was a “prank”, Maisie told Entertainment Weekly: “Sophie said, ‘Whatever you do, you have to skip to this episode, this scene first’.

Maisie previously praised showrunners for how sensitively they dealt with her first nude scene
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“At first I thought it was a prank, I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’”

Maisie went on to praise showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss for how sensitively they dealt with her first naked scene, with the star growing up in front of the cast and crew after joining the show as a pre-teen.

She continued: “David and Dan were like: ‘You can show as much or as little as you want’.

“So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash.

The actress joined the show when she was just 11 years old


“This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show.”

Maisie added: “David and Dan said: ‘It’s the end of the world, what else would you have her do?’”

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, felt slightly more awkward about the scene, with the 31-year-old actor first working with Maisie when she was a child.

He told the publication that he found the situation “slightly strange” but wanted to avoid being “patronising” towards his co-star, explaining: “We just had a lot of fun with it.”

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