Maisie Williams’ love scene was ‘extremely awkward’
Game of Thrones starlet Maisie Williams becomes a woman in her latest film The Falling. Her first love scene was “extremely awkward,” she revealed to Vulture. Williams says she fought for the role to differentiate herself from the medieval tomboy she is known to have played on the HBO series.
“The reason I wanted to play Lydia in the first place was because she’s such a different character from Arya,” she explained. “When I look at the scripts, I’m always worried that the director won’t see me playing Arya Stark or that kind of character.”
Williams was 16 at the time of filming. She appears fully clothed in the lvoe scene with her Joe Cole, who plays her brother! Their brief incestuous encounter is cut short when their equally mental mother surprises them. The most erotic scenes are those where she literally falls asleep. Lydia is the instigator of a series of psychosomatic fainting spells at a school for girls. The girls act like they’re possessed. They fall to the ground and roll in an act clearly intended to represent orgasm.
The 18-year-old actress officially came of age in April, but don’t expect to see more skin from her now that she’s legal. Williams says she actively avoids stereotypical roles for women in hopes the industry will stop writing them.
“There are a lot of roles that come in who are ‘the girlfriend’ or ‘the hot piece’ in a movie or TV series,” she told Evening Standard. “It’s something I’ve seen first hand and read about all the time. He’ll say ‘Derek: smart, good with kids, funny, really good at it’ and then he’ll say ‘Sandra: sexy in a way cute” – and that’s all you get. That’s how your character is described, so walking into an audition, you’re channeling “hot”, which isn’t like a person, it’s not is not who a person is. That’s what I see and that’s what needs to change. I had the chance to play a really great female character from a very young age who is a fantastic role model for girls .