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15 Things You Didn't Know About GoT Star Maisie Williams

With the popular TV series Game of Thrones becoming among the highest rated and most watched shows, quite a few new actors have enjoyed a brilliant start in their careers and have risen to fame. One s

With the popular TV series Game of Thrones becoming among the highest rated and most watched shows, quite a few new actors have enjoyed a brilliant start in their careers and have risen to fame. One such actress in particular is Maisie Williams, whom we've all watched from season to season, grow up into a beautiful young woman. Maisie is predominantly known for her portrayal of Arya Stark in the famous HBO series and she is definitely one of the most loved - not to mention that her character is also one of the few to have survived this long into the show.

We've seen Arya grow up and transform from the very first episode of the very first season and we cannot help but become curious about the girl behind the character. How much do we, the fans, really know about Maisie Williams and what she's like when she's not running around, yielding swords and trying as hard as she can not to be a lady in Game of Thrones? Well, we realized that we don't really know all that much. And that is exactly why we have decided to compile the following list of facts about the woman behind one of the strongest characters in the series.

15 Her Name Isn't Really Maisie

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14 She Dances

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13 She Can't Stand All The Graphic Scenes

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12 Maisie Is Actually A Lot Like Arya

11 Had To Become Left-Handed For The Show

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Now there's not something you would expect from a twelve-year old child to do in the name of the accurate portrayal of a character. More so given the fact that the part of Arya Stark was Maisie's first ever role on TV or in film, but she took the utmost serious approach that not every grown actor would. When she was first approved for the role, Maisie was told by her mother, who had read the first book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, that Arya is actually left-handed. Being right-handed, little miss Williams wasn't caught aback by this news at all and started practicing using her left hand over her right whenever she had the chance.

10 Has Never Read The Books

9 She Is The Biggest Audrey Hepburn Fan

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8 She Loves Animals

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7 She Is Very Realistic About Her Fame

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6 She Is A Social Media Star, Too

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5 Youngest 'Best Supporting Actress'

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4 Has Worked Outside Game of Thrones As Well

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3 Didn't Realize How Big Game of Thrones Was Until Season 3

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2 Dropped Out Of School At 14

We're guessing you probably didn't see this one coming - at all. Because neither did we. It turns out that in choosing between her career and her formal education, the former prevailed. And just so we're clear on this - the decision was backed by her parents, so this wasn't some attempt to "run off with the circus" on Maisie's part. Though the choice wasn't the easiest, her parents reasoned that, once their daughter is being offered some pretty rare opportunities to be an actress and travel the world, meeting all sorts of different people, they weren't going to stop her just so she could take her exams. The wise mother and father believe that each individual has their own path in life and what works for some may not work for others.

1 Sophie Turner Is Her Best Friend

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Sisters off-screen, as well, it would appear. Though playing completely opposing parts in the series, in which both sisters Arya and Sansa Stark didn't get along so well, the young women behind the characters are actually pretty close - they're even almost the same age, with Maisie only being a year younger than her taller co-star. In fact, the two are so close, that they even got matching tattoos to mark their friendship and commemorate the date and occasion that brought them together. The two actresses visited the same tattoo artist in Belfast and got the date 07.08.09 tattooed in peach on their forearms. It's the date when they both found out they were going to be on Game of Thrones. 

Sources: Standard, NDTV, Vulture

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