Game Of Thrones: Maisie Williams Thought Arya Stark Was Lesbian

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is regarded as one of the best television series in history. The show ran for eight seasons from 2011 to 2019, and it has established a significant impact in pop culture and the field of entertainment.

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Game Of Thrones And Its Legacy

 

Over the course of its run, the series won 59 Emmys, breaking the record for the most number of nominations for a single show. Based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones became a worldwide phenomenon.

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One of the best characters in the show is Arya Stark, the daughter of Catelyn and Ned Stark of Winterfell. She is an ultimate fan-favorite for her ferocious attitude and progressive character development. Arya appeared in 59 episodes of the series and by the end of the show, she finally became the brave assassin that fans expected her to be.

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Her growth in the series allowed viewers to witness everything, including her love life. Although she is one of the characters whose interest does not lie solely in romance, she still had a taste of it when she was paired with Gendry Baratheon in the final season.

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Is Arya Stark Queer?

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The actress admitted that she had something else in mind before this scene. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Williams revealed her assumption of Arya as a lesbian character.

 

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The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry. I thought that Arya was queer, you know? So … yeah. That was a surprise,” confessed Williams.

 

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Indeed, many fans also thought Arya was queer, and they were not impressed with her relationship with Gendry. In fact, there were many similar characters in the show, including Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan) and Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal).

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With her brief romance with Gendry, both Williams and fans assumed that Arya could also be bisexual. Now that Game of Thrones has ended, Arya’s sexuality will be up to the viewers’ interpretations.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.