Spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched Game of Thrones' most recent episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms". For the scene, Williams chose to take a moderate approach and let audience members focus on why her character needed this intimate moment with Gendry. Will Arya Stark die at the end of Game of Thrones?
Arya, showing a human side, is something that is sweet.
We also got to see the Brienne of Tarth defending Jamie Lannister and requesting Sansa Stark to keep him stay in the Winterfell and reminded her, it is Jamie, who had once saved her life. But it's worth pointing out that his was a far more raunchy premise than Arya's touching love scene with one boy she's had a crush on for years.
It's always important for the Game of Thrones creators and showrunners to make sure their actors are comfortable especially when nudity is involved.
'Is this Arya contemplating death or is it her finally realizing she's gay?' asked one. Once that dedicated effort gets detoured, it's often hard to revert back to an original stance. Turner thought the scene was "awesome", but Williams stood by her belief that the scene was bogus until the cast did a table read and the sex scene was still in the script. On a show filled with rape and sexposition, we have rarely gotten intimate sex scenes between consenting adults without coercion, lies, or there being a "they're related" twist over the moment, which is why this episode's sex scene was a very positive change. "You know what happens next right?" Now, she doesn't want to be a lady for the romance of it, but for the power to protect herself and others.
In fact, Turner shared a freaky video of herself drinking wine and rambling on about her real-life best friend's sex scene. "I got to the read-through and I'm reading the scene and thought, 'Oh, we're actually going to do this".
Maisie also confirmed that her best friend and co-star was the first to come through with support."Sophie said, 'Whatever you do, you have to skip to this episode, this scene first.' So I just read that and it was practically all I knew about the entire season".
Williams, who was 11 when she first joined the show, said she initially thought the scene was a prank until showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed it was really happening. To be expected, vision of future trips to the gym flashed through her mind.
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