Maisie Williams has had a busy decade. Having starred as fan favourite Arya Stark in the culture-dominating phenomenon that was Game of Thrones, winning worldwide adulation and acclaim along the way, the actor is now looking forward to being able to spread her wings. Next up is Sky’s Two Weeks to Live, alongside Fleabag’s Sian Clifford, before Williams embarks on another colossal franchise journey, joining the MCU in X-Men spin-off: The New Mutants.
Covering our Summer 2020 issue with a story shot from home by Ruben Selby, Williams reflects on Game of Thrones and the frenzy surrounding it, moving on from the show, and her excitement at being able to take on new challenges more in line with her personal taste. Also developing a limited series, Williams extolls the dynamic of a mostly-female set, and talks at length about the importance of female writers and directors being given more opportunities in an industry that has for too long shut them out.