Maisie Williams talks about what it was like filming *that* scene in ep 2


Ok so first of all... SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2.

Second of all how shocked were you (or maybe thrilled) by watching Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) lose her virginity?!

With death approaching as the White Walkers slowly make their way towards Winterfell, the youngest Stark daughter hooked up with Gendry who is the bastard son of King Robert Baratheon.

Arya told him that if they were going to die in the morning, she wasn't going down without ticking an item off her ~other~ list.

The pair have cared about each other for ages so a lot of people were thrilled to watch "Gendrya" happen. BUT a lot of others still felt awkward af watching a character they first met as a child engage in such behaviour.

HBO even took to Twitter to remind viewers that by this stage in the show's universe, Arya is 18 and more than capable of making her own decisions. (Oh, and Maisie Williams is 22 FYI.)

Still, Dempsie told Entertainment Weekly the scene was a little awkward for him.

It’s obviously slightly strange for me because I’ve known Maisie since she was 11, 12 years old

“At the same time, I don’t want to be patronizing toward Maisie — she’s a 20-year-old woman. So we just had a lot of fun with it.”

Williams told EW she couldn't quite believe the scene when she first read it and thought the show's creators had given her a fake script as a joke.

“At first, I thought it was a prank,” she said. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh fuck!”

"I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, ‘Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym!’"

She and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) both got their scripts for the final season at the same time, and her friend and onscreen sister immediately called her when she read the scene.

"Sophie said, ‘Whatever you do, you have to skip to this episode, this scene first,'" Williams said. "So I just read that and it was practically all I knew about the entire season.”

The actor said the show's creative team were very respectful in asking what level of nudity she'd be comfortable with onscreen.

“David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] were like: ‘You can show as much or as little as you want,’” Williams told EW. “So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so…"

Williams said that the director rushed the scene during filming, but that she just got down to business, adding that the crew was very respectful.

“No one wants to make you feel uncomfortable, which kind of makes you feel more uncomfortable, because no one wants to look at anything that they shouldn’t look at, which in turn makes you feel like you look awful!"

Meanwhile Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) took to her social media to comment on the scene and LOL!