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Maisie Williams claims Game of Thrones made her ‘ashamed’ of her body

The 22-year-old star reveals that she felt “horrible” and “conscience” about her body image while shooting for the series.

Maisie Williams claims Game of Thrones made her ‘ashamed’ of her body
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The 22-year-old star reveals that she felt “horrible” and “conscience” about her body image while shooting for the series.

Though it’s been a while when HBO’s series Game of Thrones ended after eight seasons, yet the tales from the epic fantasy series are still being discussed.

Recently, Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark has opened up about the negative impact the character had on her self-esteem and body image, claims that the show made her ashamed of her body.

Maisie in a sense, literally grew on the sets of GOT, as she was originally cast in 2011 at the age of 14 and played Arya until the show concluded this year, in May.

In a recent interview, Maisie has explained how being on the show negatively affected her sense of body image when she started to “mature”.

The young woman, turned 22-year-old reveals that she felt “horrible” and “conscience” about her body image while shooting for the series.

“Maybe around Season 2 or 3, my body started to mature and I started to become a woman,” Williams said during Vogue’s ’24 Hours with Maisie Williams’.

“But Arya was still very much, like, trying to be disguised as a boy,” she added.

The actor said that the lengths GoT went to disguise her developing body and mask her womanhood made her “a bit ashamed” of her body for a while.

“They would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year,” she said.

“I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look, like, really manly,” she added.

As her eight years’ journey with the show has come to conclusion as Game of Thrones ended, Williams said that she has experimented with a new phase of style which makes her feel more feminine.

“With this new phase of my style, it is nice to look more feminine and have a real waistline and just embrace the body that I have,” Williams added

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the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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