Game of Thrones fans should probably never trust any character on the series, but as it turns out, they'd be well-advised not to trust actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, in real life. On Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Maisie confessed that not only did she have an easy time keeping spoilers secret, but she took things one step beyond by deciding to lie to GoT fans and mess with their heads about the fate of a certain character that makes the ladies swoon.
Don't read on unless you're up-to-date with Game of Thrones because there's just a little bit of a spoiler or two to follow.
"Whenever we were asked the question, 'So is Jon Snow coming back?' everyone was like, 'Oh, well, I can't really say. And I was like that's so boring you should just say no, because if you say, 'Oh, I can't say,' then people know that he is and that you just can't say."
Anyway, Maisie finally came clean during her visit with Carr after Snow came back to life in the most recent episode, revealing her lies, and the actress let fans in on why she was such such a dirty little liar.
"Fans would come up and be like, 'I know you can't talk about it, but, so, is Jon Snow dead?' like giggly. And I'd be like, 'No, yeah, he's dead.' And they'd be like, 'Oh.'"
So, so cruel to those poor Game of Throne's fans. Not that anyone should be too surprised, as Maisie has a history of displaying a rather wicked sense of humor and loving pranks. For instance, she went undercover — or as undercover as anyone from Game of Thrones can be — as a clerk in an RPG store, claiming to be "Lorraine." She also claimed she'd never seen the show.
Game of Thrones fans can be gullible, but not that gullible.
While giving away free swag to GoT groupies, Maisie couldn't resist making them act out various scenes from the series in order to get their gifts. From young to old, people proved that they would do pretty much anything silly to hang out with the actress and have her throw them a bone or two of collectibles. In particular, a very stately older woman did not think twice about "flying" around the store like a dragon.
Descriptions don't do it justice. Just watch the video.
So, while sites like ScreenCrush are saying Maisie gave away a spoiler that Rickon Stark is about to return to Game of Thrones, you might want to take that news with a really healthy grain of salt. While Arya Stark is considered one of the good characters on Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams is kind of a cheeky, mischievous prankster in real life, and can be just a tad cruel.
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