Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams to help out RuPaul

Lawrence Kim
May 22, 2019

Arya Stark of Winterfell is entering RuPaul's Drag Race arena after Maisie Williams was unveiled as a celebrity guest judge of the United Kingdom adaptation of the reality series.

The RuPaul appearance is one of several projects the 22-year-old is getting stuck into since the conclusion of Thrones.

Her beloved character, Arya Stark, whom she has been portraying for the past eight seasons is a brunette.

"It was just really emotional", she said.

ET's Leanne Aguilera sat down with Williams last month, where she described her experience of wrapping up the show. "This is the last time I'm going to be in this location.' I got to a point where I had to stop doing that, because then I was just going to have a nervous breakdown". With a lot of people showing their dissatisfaction with how the show ended, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) has chose to be more cynical about everything. I think that so much of drag comes from a place of real pain and seeing how that transforms into a character is so interesting to me. "I really did feel numb".

While Arya made it all the way to the finale, Williams told fans that her character died in episode two in an epic April Fool's Day prank on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "I was like 'Ahhhhhhh!' like, overreacting entirely and I just felt like an insane person a little bit", Williams added. Season 8 gave us Daenerys' infamous coffee cup and Drogon staring at Jon while he makes out with Dany; now the finale has given us Sam Tarly's water bottle and the Arya the Explorer spinoff show. The other was underneath the chair of Lord Davos Seaworth, visible between his right foot and that of Brienne of Tarth.

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