Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Reveals Her Dream Ending

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You don't effectively grow up playing a character on the biggest series around the world without having an idea of how you'd like it to end.

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's massive hit Game of Thrones, is no exception.

During a recent interview with EW, she shared her dream ending for the series, even if she doesn't think fans may like the idea.

Arya Surprises Tall - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1

While Game of Thrones may not be eligible for any Emmy Awards this year, it's still shattering records.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 pulled in 6 million viewers in same-day plus DVR viewing across the network's platforms.

That's certainly not a surprise given how caught up fans are in activity surrounding the HBO juggernaut.

Anything related to Game of Thrones can sets hearts racing these days.

Ed Sheeran a Gift for Maisie - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1

Speaking of racing hearts, it's a certain heart of one Maisie Williams that was addressed by the addition of that special guest, Lannister soldier Ed Sheeran aka Ed hanging out in the woods when Arya rode by.

For those who missed the earlier news about his addition, showrunner David Benioff had told those at the South by Southwest Festival, "We knew that Maisie was a big fan of Ed Sheeran and for years we’ve been trying to get him on the show so we can surprise Maisie. This year we finally did it."

Also at the time, Sophie Turner (Sansa) wondered aloud, "I'm still waiting on Bieber."

The big shock on the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere, though, was all about Arya and her trickery with the Frey foes.

It's a Disguise!! - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1

Wearing Walder's face, she took down those who slaughtered her family so horrendously at the infamous Red Wedding.

While the men assembled before her didn't suffer as horrifically as her family at the wedding, they fell to a young girl with more heart and soul than that entire room combined.

That alone had to hurt like the dickens. Hopefully, they all lived long enough to see the reality of their situation before their dying eyes.

And that brings us to Ms. Williams' lofty idea for the ending of the series as a whole. How would she like to see the last scene play out before the curtain falls?

This is how she told it. 

“I’ve always had this fantasy in the back of my head — I don’t think it’s a good ending and fans might not like it — but that somebody would sit on the Iron Throne at the end and then they whip their face off and it’s Arya instead,” Williams says. “I’ve always had that dream.”

That girl's got as much spunk as Arya Stark herself. 

While she doesn't think it's a good ending, with everything the Stark family has been through and as hard as that little girl fought to be the woman she is today, well, it's not all that bad.

What do you think? Is that an idea you could get behind?

Drop your thoughts below, and keep your eyes and ears here for more Game of Thrones news.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), enjoys mentoring writers, wine, and passionately discussing the nuances of television. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.

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