Helen Sloan—HBO
June 19, 2015 2:16 PM EDT

Spoilers for the fifth season of Game of Thrones follow:

When last we saw Arya Stark in the fifth season finale of Game of Thrones, she was screaming her head off because her vision was rapidly disappearing. There’s been much speculation amongst fans of the show about whether the condition would be permanent, but Maisie Williams, the 18-year-old actor who plays Arya, already appears to have an answer.

“Somebody on the street will go, ‘Oh, you’re going blind,’” she told EW. “And I wanted to keep them guessing. I love keeping everything a surprise. So I’m always like, ‘Am I? Oh my God! Did I not get the memo?’”

Her loss of vision was a punishment from Jaqen H’ghar after Arya took the life of Meryn Trant—a life that Jaqen claims belonged not to Arya but to the Many-Faced God. If the penalty sticks, it could spell serious trouble for the Faceless Men’s new apprentice—and for Williams’ daily preparation. “I don’t want to wear these crazy contacts for the rest of my time on Thrones!” she said.

Read the entire interview at EW.com.

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