The 17-year-old actress who plays Arya Stark on the popular HBO drama called out the "snobby" readers of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
It’s rather well-established that Maisie Williams is the best, but now she’s gone a step further, championing the cause of Game of Thrones television fans who have had just about enough of book readers’ condescension. For as long as GoT has been on the air, A Song of Ice and Fire experts have been criticizing and spoiling the HBO show, and Williams simply won’t take it anymore.
During an interview the TVLine, Williams was asked about Lady Stoneheart — a popular character from George R.R. Martin’s novels not slated to appear in the television show — and she used it as an opportunity to expertly troll book readers:
That was a massive deal, but honestly, I really like it. I’m so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby, spoiling it for other people, then saying, “Well, it’s not a spoiler. The books have been out for years.” Like, couldn’t you just stop being mad for a second and let other people enjoy the show? They feel they have a claim on the series because they read the books first, and I understand that, but they don’t need to be mean about it. That’s why I liked moments like this, because book readers think they know what’s coming, then we change it and it’s really funny to watch their reactions. They’re always like, “That’s not what happened in the books, so the show’s really bad now.” But really, they just feel insecure because they’re used to knowing what’s coming next.
Never change, Arya Stark.