Ever since Sport of Thrones first aired on HBO in 2011, followers have flocked in direction of the character of the youngest Stark daughter, Arya, portrayed by Maisie Williams. Some of the in style characters on the present, Arya was celebrated for her robust, unbiased, and gutsy persona. Arya’s tomboyish methods led many followers to invest in regards to the character’s sexuality for a number of seasons — and apparently, they weren’t the one ones making guesses about Arya’s id. Maisie Williams just lately revealed that till the present’s last season in 2019, she thought her character was queer.
In her new Teen Vogue Firsts interview, Maisie opened up in regards to the first time she was ever shocked by her GoT character.
“The primary time that I used to be shocked by Arya I suppose was in all probability within the last sequence the place she whips off her garments and sleeps with Gendry,” Maisie says within the video with an ironic chuckle. “I assumed that Arya was queer, you already know? So… yeah. That was a shock.” Maisie provides, shrugging.
Arya’s steamy love scene with Gendry at first of Season 8 caught followers off guard, too. Regardless that Arya’s choice to have intercourse with Gendry was closely influenced by the concept she can be killed within the looming Battle of Winterfell, the unlikely romance confused viewers sufficient to make headlines for a number of days after the episode aired. “Sport of Thrones Simply Had Its Most Shocking Intercourse Scene Ever,” learn one Thrillist headline. “We Can All Agree That Arya Stark Is Truly A Lesbian, Proper?” questioned the title of an article from Buzzfeed. (Even rapper T-Pain was unconvinced by Arya and Gendry’s chemistry.)
“Pleased for Arya and a pleasant lil consensual empowering second of intercourse on the present however Arya Stark not being a strong lesbian is the LEAST plausible factor on this present about zombies and dragons,” wrote one fan.