Maisie Williams Doesn't Think 'Anyone Is Going to Be Satisfied' When Game of Thrones Ends

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has already begun planting the seeds for her post-Arya Stark life. The 21-year-old Bristol-born actress began a new venture in stage acting last year and recently developed an app called Daisie, a networking tool for those in the creative arts industry.

Even though Williams appears to have set herself up for a busy 2019 and beyond, she has admitted that moving on from Game of Thrones—a TV series she has been a part of for eight years—won't be an easy task.

“It's going to be really weird when it's done and every day it's a step closer to it not being a part of my life anymore," Williams recently told Sky News. "People are going to come up to me on the street and say 'Weren't you on that show?' and that's going to be bizarre."

Williams, who was cast in the epic HBO series when she was just 13 years old, went on to say that she doesn’t think anyone will be satisfied once the series is over after its final episode airs on May 19, 2019.

"I don't think anyone is going to be satisfied [when it ends]," she said. "I don't think anyone wants it to end, but I'm really proud of this final season. I've always felt ashamed to say things like that but I am."

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Even though she's immensely proud of the final season, Williams won’t be hosting any big send-off party like her co-star Kit Harington. Instead, Williams will likely choose a more laid-back way to say goodbye to the groundbreaking series.

"[It will] probably be me and my flatmate, and he's going to say 'well done,' and I'm going to go 'thanks, bedtime,'" Williams admitted.

The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on April 14, 2019.

Alexander Skarsgård Could Have Played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Marvel fans may have trouble imagining Thor played by anyone other than Chris Hemsworth, but apparently, Alexander Skarsgård was pretty darn close to getting the role. How close, you ask? He tried on the costume, held the hammer, and even filmed an audition in the garb.

In 2009—just a year after True Blood premiered—the actor told MTV that he met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the part. “Yeah, I met with Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director,” he said. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.”

When the MTV interviewer said he thought the actor had the perfect look to bring Thor to life, Skarsgård simply replied, “So did I.”

But before you start to feel too sorry for Skarsgård, let's not forget the number of impressive roles the True Blood alum has landed. At the moment, he’s playing Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

As for the Thor role, Hemsworth went on to play the God of Thunder in multiple films, and although his future in the MCU is not certain after Avengers: Endgame, the Australian actor confirmed he’d love to keep playing the character.

Watch the Stranger Things Cast Recap the First Two Seasons in 15 Minutes

Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
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While we can't wait for the third season of Stranger Things to premiere next month, many of us have also probably forgotten what happened in the series' first two seasons—especially the tiniest of details, which might prove to be significant in the upcoming episodes. Coming up with fan theories can get difficult when we can’t remember everything, but watching all 17 episodes before July 4 isn't feasible for everyone. That's why this new video, in which the cast of the Netflix hit provides the ultimate recap, is a lifesaver.

The video features Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) recalling all the key moments of seasons 1 and 2, in just over 15 minutes.

The actors first go through the main characters of the series, explaining how each of them are intertwined, such as Hawkins's sheriff Jim Hopper, and Nancy's then-boyfriend Steve Harrington. They introduce the Upside Down, which Will was trapped in during the majority of the first season, resulting in his mom Joyce relying on a few nontraditional strategies to get him back. The cast also explains who Eleven is and how she's able to help get Will back.

The recap pinpoints all the major moments of the first season, and then goes into the second season, where everything in Hawkins appears to be normal again. The latest season, as the cast recalls, explores Eleven's backstory and introduces new characters like Max Mayfield, Billy Hargrove, Bob Newby, and sadly, the baby Demogorgon named D'Artagnan. The video concludes with the school Snowball dance, but things don't exactly end on a happy note, as the season's final moments show a monster is still very present in Hawkins.

As action-packed as Stranger Things is, a recap like this is truly a must. We'll rewatch it a few times before season 3 debuts on July 4.

[h/t Highsnobiety]

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