Game of Thrones season 7 premiered last night and it was a lot to handle.
We won’t give away too many spoilers here but let’s just say Arya Stark had quite the opening scene that ended in a cameo from Ed Sheeran.
“When I heard first heard about the Faceless Men, I always thought it would be really cool if she switched faces with a leading character rather than an unknown person’s face. I really hope [viewers] don’t guess it’s her straight away.”
And why exactly is she so keen on this idea? Let her explain.
“I’ve always had this fantasy in the back of my head — I don’t think it’s a good ending and fans might not like it — but that somebody would sit on the Iron Throne at the end and then they whip their face off and it’s Arya instead. I’ve always had that dream.”
Um, that’s AMAZING! We don’t know about other fans, but we would totally be down to see Arya sit upon the iron throne like the badass she is.
In the same interview, Maisie said Arya might be becoming more “monster” than “badass,” however. On that crazy season 7 opening scene she said,
“Even Arya is surprised she has so much power. In that last moment she’s staring out at all those men dying, she’s turned into a bit more of a monster than she’s ever realized. I don’t think she’s sad about that but she’s got it on her mind.”
It was definitely shocking, to say the least, but we kind of always knew Arya had it in her.
As we mentioned earlier, Ed Sheeran also made a cameo in the season premiere, which had pretty mixed reactions. Maisie is apparently a huge fan of Ed, so it was kind of present to her from the creators.
Game of Thrones airs on Sundays on HBO.