As if we needed another reason to love Maisie Williams! The young actress who plays Arya Stark, one of the coolest characters on "Game of Thrones," is as outspoken as George R. R. Martin himself when it comes to fan feedback.
There are two types of "Game of Thrones" fans -- the folks who read the books back when they were just embarrassingly unwieldy paperbacks hidden in the sci-fi/fantasy section of the bookstore, and the Johnny-come-latelys who read or are reading the books along with the TV series. The fights between these factions get bloodier than the Red Wedding, and frankly Williams is tired of your BS.
"I'm so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby, spoiling it for other people, then saying, 'Well, it's not a spoiler. The books have been out for years,'" she told TVLine. " "Like, couldn't you just stop being mad for a second and let other people enjoy the show? They feel they have a claim on the series because they read the books first, and I understand that, but they don't need to be mean about it." Yeah, don't be mean! Seriously. Where did that get King Joffrey? Nowhere good, that's for sure.
Plus, as the show marches on, the TV show is straying from the books in some major ways. Some critics, like OG book reader turned TV show fan Joanna Robinson at VanityFair.com, even think that the show's storylines are better than the books!
As for Williams, she thinks book readers are getting their just desserts. "Book readers think they know what's coming, then we change it and it's really funny to watch their reactions... They're always like, 'That's not what happened in the books, so the show's really bad now.' But really, they just feel insecure because they're used to knowing what's coming next."
Someone just give her the Iron Throne already, okay?! In the meantime, we're crossing our fingers that Williams snags the lead in "The Last of Us."
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