There’s no shortage of attractive actresses on Game of Thrones. I mean, Emilia Clarke, who plays the Mother of Dragons, was literally named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire in 2015. It’s also no secret that Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show and dates Joe Jonas in real life, has grown into a gorgeous young woman. At 21 years old, Sophie Turner looks like an actual model, except she spends her time in Winterfell instead of on runways. Hell, even Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, is absolutely beautiful. Sure, you may hate the character Lena Headey plays, but you can’t deny the actress is a true beauty. Finally, the youngest, and perhaps most overlooked, of the gorgeous ladies on Game of Thrones is Maisie Williams. Yes, Maisie Williams is hot, y'all.
Considering that Game of Thrones fans were introduced to Maisie Williams when she was just 13 years old, they may feel a little weird in admitting that she’s... hot. And yeah, I get it. It may make you feel weird since Maisie Williams literally grew up on Game of Thrones. But grew up, she did. Maisie Williams is now 20 years old and also now a gorgeous woman. Maisie Williams has grown into her eyebrows, and, y'know, all her other features too. At just 5’1”, Maisie Williams is still pint-sized as ever. She may be the tiniest and youngest member of the Game of Thrones hotties, but she's a hottie nonetheless. Below are 15 must-see photos of Maisie Williams, the low-key hottest star of Game of Thrones. You may start wishing Arya Stark had your name on her list. Just saying.
15 Bathroom Selfies For The Win
While Arya and Sansa have a difficult time seeing eye to eye, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are the best friends ever. In fact, they have a couple name: Mophie. Move over Brangelina, Mophie is so much better than any other Hollywood couple ever, and that’s because it’s two female actresses supporting each other.
Just how close are Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams? They have sleepovers together, make goofy videos together, and go out clubbing together. Y’know, all the things normal things normal young besties do together. Of course, they aren’t normal besties. They are two of the most well-known young actresses. One can only assume that this fame is something they’ve bonded over, as there are very few people who can really understand what being on Game of Thrones has been like for them. They have literally grown up in the spotlight together. Because of that, it’s good to have each other, as growing up famous is a very weird experience. Just ask the Olsen twins. Also, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams may be the hottest best friends ever.
14 FYI, Maisie Williams Has Quite The Beach Body
New flash: Maisie Williams is fit. Just look at her in a bikini! Of course, part of Maisie Williams' flawless physique is due to the intense training she does for her role of Arya Stark. Williams has been involved in choreographed fight sequences since way back in season one, when Arya was training with Syrio. (Ugh, remember how great Syrio was?!) However, Williams' level of physical training has never been more evident than in her facing off with Brienne of Tarth in season seven, because how amazing was that scene?
We’ll never ever see Arya Stark in a bikini, y'know because of winter and everything. But here is Maisie Williams rocking a bikini and she looks amazing. Like, this honestly looks like it could be an advertisement for an island resort or something. Obviously, all those hours of training on the set of Game of Thrones has left Maisie Williams with an extremely fit physique.
13 She's Still 100% Maisie Williams
When the world was first introduced to Maisie Williams, she seemed like a spunky little girl and she very much was. Williams remembers a report card she received by saying, “I've always been opinionated. My school report when I was seven said 'Maisie is a very sweet little girl but needs to know who the teacher is.’” So basically, Maisie Williams was already Arya Stark before she was even cast as Arya Stark. Good to know.
During Williams’ time on the show, she’s grown into a gorgeous young woman, who still has that spunky, young girl inside of her. Maisie Williams may be a gorgeous, self-possessed woman at this point, but she still marches to her own beat. She’s outspoken about Hollywood’s standards, dolphin captivity, and whatever else she wants to voice her opinion about. While other young stars will only post flattering images to their social media accounts, Maisie Williams will post goofy pictures of herself without makeup on. Sure, Maisie Williams is now a gorgeous woman, and Maisie Williams is still Maisie Williams, which makes her that much better. Now Arya Stark just has to make it through season eight. Thanks, HBO.
12 Arya Stark Wouldn't Be Caught Dead In This Dress
Maisie Williams showed up to the Game of Thrones season seven premiere in this stunning green dress, which resembled Keira Knightly’s iconic green dress in Atonement. Like Knightly, Williams looks gorgeous in this bold emerald color.
Season seven saw Arya Stark's return to Winterfell, which was followed with some very awkward reunions with her siblings. First of all, Arya only went back to Winterfell because she thought Jon was there. Upon returning, Arya found out that Jon was, in fact, not there, which was a bummer since Jon and Arya have always had a close relationship.
Arya and Sansa’s reunion was both warm and cold, as the sisters do truly care for one another, but are also very different people down to the core. This sisterly reunion turned cold quick, as Littlefinger manipulated them against each other throughout much of the season. That is until Arya and Sansa pulled the rug out from under Littlefinger.
Arya’s final reunion was with Bran Stark, who apparently doesn’t have the easiest time connecting with people these days. Admittedly, Arya and Bran's reunion wasn’t as awkward as Bran and Sansa’s reunion. Bran, I didn't know Three-Eyed Raven stood for Three-Eyed Weirdo.
11 True Best Friends Wear Matching Halloween Costumes
From a yellow gown at the Golden Globes to a yellow Halloween costume, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner keep their friendship thriving. This year, Williams and Turner hit a new milestone in their best friendship: matching Halloween costumes. Because, are you really besties if you've never rocked a matching Halloween costume?
In the not-so-subtle costume, Williams and Turner dressed up as pot brownies. A network channel with family appeal, like ABC or NBC, may have taken issue with the very young stars wearing an envelope-pushing costume, but HBO clearly doesn’t care. I mean, HBO had already let Sophie's Turner get abused, so they don't really have a leg to stand on in terms of being the costume police. Williams captioned the photo with, “Everyone loves a hash brownie.”
10 Now, That's One Hot Dress
Maisie Williams cleans up nice, you guys! Of course, girlfriend doesn’t get to clean up and dress up much for Game of Thrones. Since Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark, that means no makeup and no fussing with her hair. Arya Stark doesn’t have time for such frivolous things. She's too busy training so she can take down her entire kill list.
Though, it seems like Arya's training is mostly done. In Game of Thrones season seven, Arya faced off with the massive Brienne of Tarth. And guess what? Arya held her own! Of course, Brienne was hesitant in fighting Arya, because Brienne is literally a foot taller than Arya. However, Arya totally makes up for what she lacks in height. I mean, Arya will always be short, but she was able to go head-to-head with Brienne of Tarth, one of the best fighters in Westeros. You do you, Arya.
Also, Arya Stark would never rock this orange dress because it’s just not practical in Winterfell. Winter is here, so it’s all about layers, furs, and staying warm. If Arya Stark wore that hot orange dress, she’d be cold as hell.
9 The Prettiest In Pink
So, this article could also be entitled, “Things Arya Stark Would Never Wear.” Case in point: this pretty pink dress. Arya Stark would never, ever rock a strapless, pale pink dress. It’s simply too girly for her taste. Arya would pass the dress along to Sansa Stark and never think about it again. Maisie Williams, on the other hand, can ROCK this strapless pink number. The color looks divine on her. Also, her makeup is flawless.
Also, it's always stunning to see the Game of Thrones actresses on the red carpet. On the show, the female characters are usually bare-faced. Even the actresses who play the beautiful, more feminine characters – like Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke – are rarely seen with much makeup on while in character. That said, the cast is obviously full of natural beauties. But throw some makeup on them, and WOW.
Everything about Maisie Williams in this photo is delicate and feminine, which is pretty much the opposite of how anyone would ever describe Arya Stark. Arya is not a delicate girly girl, guys.
8 Not Even A Rainy Day Can Stop Maisie From Looking Good
Maisie Williams is rocking her rain-wear, but she still looks hot. Let it be known, Maisie Williams always looks hot. However, Williams has spoken out against the Hollywood standards of beauty. Williams said there is too much pressure for young women “to be beautiful and skinny.”
Though, Williams isn’t alone in her sentiment. Recently, Sophie Turner spoke out about being told to lose weight for roles. Y’know, the same statuesque Sophie Turner who is basically a model? Yeah, she’s being told to lose weight for roles. Hollywood, why are you the way you are?
Williams continued by saying, “I have been really lucky, in that I play characters who aren't necessarily the eye candy.” This is true, as Williams is most known for playing Arya Stark, who is the tom-boy of all tom-boys. Williams is also set to appear in 2018’s X-Men: The New Mutants. She’ll be playing Wolfsbane, who is not the most feminine X-Men character.
Worth noting is that Sophie Turner plays the feminine Sansa Stark and Jean Grey. It looks like their Game of Thrones roles have set Turner and Williams on two very different career paths.
7 In A Show-Stopping Yellow Dress
Stop everything. Maisie Williams is an actual princess in this yellow gown. She could definitely be Belle in Beauty and the Beast. We still love you, though, Emma Watson.
This yellow gown is simply stunning on Maisie Williams. Though, her most beautiful moment in this dress was more about friendship. While on the red carpet, Sophie Turner – in her amazing gown – bent down on her hand and knees to adjust Maisie Williams’ gown, so it would achieve this perfect train. Guys, Sophie Turner got down on HER HANDS AND KNEES to make sure her best friend looked epic on the red carpet. That is friendship there, ladies. Also, props to Sophie Turner for adjusting her Maisie Williams' dress so this stunning photo could happen.
While we don’t know how celebrities actually deal with being in a dress with a long train like this, we do know that Maisie Williams looks gorgeous in this photo. The days of little Arya Stark pretending to be a boy are long gone, ladies and gentlemen.
6 Legs, Legs, Legs!
Hello, legs! Like I said, Maisie Williams' body is tight. And because of that, girlfriend has great legs. This silly and playful photo shows off her fun side, as well as her gorgeous legs.
While on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Williams explained who she had to wear thick contact lenses, which were hand painted, in order to achieve her blind look. Game of Thrones is not a show that skims on the details.
5 Arya Stark Also Wouldn't Be Caught Dead Doing This
Everything about this picture is the opposite of Arya Stark. Literally, everything about this picture. Arya would never rock this delicate, floral dress or the gold heels. The whole outfit would make a sparring match quite difficult for Arya Stark. Oh, and Arya would not be vacuuming, ever. Vacuuming is a chore for a housewife and Arya Stark is not a housewife. Though, we could potentially see Arya hookup with someone in the final season of Game of Thrones.
Gendry, Robert Baratheon's hammer-loving bastard, returned to Game of Thrones during season seven. He's since joined forced with Jon Snow, who is on his way to Winterfell. While Gendry didn’t actually appear in the final episode of season seven, one can assume he’s also heading to Winterfell, where he’ll be reunited with Arya Stark. Guys, Gendry and Arya Stark will possibly reunite. We have no chill over this. Back in the day, Gendry and Arya had mega chemistry, y’know, before Melisandre stole him for his king’s blood. Here's hoping Arya and Gendry have a The Notebook-esque reunion. Arya needs some lovin' too, HBO!
4 Not That She Needs A Glam Squad, But Meow!
Not that Maisie Williams necessarily needs a team of people to make her look hot, but here she is getting the royal treatment from her glam squad. And, WOWZA.
This particular look was for the 2017 SAG Awards. Williams paired this exceptionally dark lip and her old glamour hair with a pink silk gown. The result left Maisie Williams looking like a starlet from the 1950s.
At the 2017 SAG Awards, the Game of Thrones cast – Maisie Williams included – were up for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Though, they didn’t win, the show did win for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. That’s pretty much how it seems to go every year. The main cast gets the nomination and the stunt team takes home the award. Well, no one can deny the fact that Game of Thrones has some of the best stunts on television.
3 Girlfriend Can ROCK Blue Hair
As Maisie Williams has grown up, she’s come more and more into her looks. In growing up, Williams has also been more experimental with her looks. Whether it’s rocking dark lipstick or some blue hair, girlfriend isn’t afraid to experiment with her looks, which is awesome. I mean, she's only 20 years old. A woman's 20s are the years for experimenting. They're the years for having blue hair. Also, blue hair actually seems to suit Maisie Williams. She can totally do this look.
In the recent years, Maisie Williams has also grown more into her acting abilities. In 2016, Maisie Williams was nominated for an Emmy Award for playing Arya Stark. This nomination was for her performance during season six, when Arya was blind. So yeah, she totally deserved this nomination.
With an Emmy nomination, Williams has finally joined Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) who both earn Emmy nomination nearly every single year. How3ever, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) still has the bragging rights in this group, as he’s the only one to actually take home an Emmy for acting. And also, Peter Dinklage is pretty much awesome, so there's that too.
2 The Truest Natural Beauty
Growing up on a television show in which you’re playing a girl pretending to be a little boy must be difficult, right? Well, Maisie Williams knows all about that.
Sophie Turner got to play the lady-like character and she has been the object of desire since pretty much since she has grown up. Turner's character is often described as a beauty. Meanwhile, Maisie Williams’ Arya has maybe never been described as beautiful. Guys, she was literally passing as a boy at one point. That's how un-lady-like Arya Stark is.
It may have been a hit to the ego for Maisie Williams to be playing a character not necessarily beautiful in a traditional sense. Williams even described the horror of seeing dailies from season two and thinking she really looked like a boy. Well, girlfriend doesn’t look like a boy anymore. She’s an absolute natural beauty and an amazing woman to boot.
1 Maisie Goes Into The Wild
So um, Maisie Williams really likes the embrace the whole nature thing. In fact, she’s already somewhat of an environmental activist. That's right, Maisie Williams is here to save all the dolphins because she really loves dolphins, but also who doesn’t love dolphins? They're sweet sea babies.
Maisie Williams signed on to be a global ambassador for Dolphin Project, which seeks to end dolphin shows and dolphin captivity. On the subject, Maisie has said, “These animals travel the ocean. That's what they explore daily. No tank will be big enough. No tank will ever be deep enough, ever be exciting enough.” There you have it. Maisie Williams doesn’t just play a kicka*s female character on Game of Thrones, but she’s also, in fact, a kicka*s woman.
Sources: salon.com, ew.com, telegraph.co.uk, hollywoodreporter.com