Game of Thrones, Arya Stark, Maisie Williams


Who run the world of Westeros? Girls.

As we enter "Game of Thrones" Season 8, it's clear the women are running the show.

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is on the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is looking to take over. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) now runs Winterfell, with no more whispers from Littlefinger. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) -- well, Arya can kill entire families with pie. So she'll be doing whatever the f*ck she wants.

"I’m the serial killer everyone’s rooting for," Maisie Williams quipped to Elle UK.

Williams promised to Elle that the final season is a great one for the women:

"For me, [Game of Thrones] is a medieval world in which women don’t have a lot of rights, and yet they still prevail. But I do think that as the seasons have gone on, it’s become more and more amazing for women. And this final season is going to be incredible. It just feels great, being on set with all these girls. They’re all ruling, you know, they’re all back on top – it’s pretty impressive."

Sophie Turner seemed to echo that sentiment, at least for Sansa, recently telling Digital Spy that her character is "a real, true leader of Winterfell now. And that's where we first see her – as a very protective, empowered lady in charge. It's the first time you ever see her like that, and it's so amazing to see her like that – kind of owning her destiny."

Hopefully the list of ruling women will also include Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), who wasn't left in the best position at the end of Season 7. Maybe she'll ultimately help take down her Uncle Euron in Season 8. And maybe Arya will help take down Cersei, since she's still on A Girl's list. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) is also on Arya's list, and we're curious about her role in the final season too.

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 has six episodes, premiering on HBO in the first half of 2019.

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