The Stark sisters have finally reunited on "Game of Thrones," and their bond will be stronger than ever as the series moves into its final season. That's the word from star Maisie Williams, who's sharing some intriguing teases about her character, Arya.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams dished about season eight -- set to debut next month -- and the inevitable high body count, no doubt thanks in large part to the epic, record-breaking Battle of Winterfell. While the actress stayed mum on her character's ultimate fate in that clash, she did offer this tease: “There’s a lot of death this year."
As if we'd expect anything else from "Thrones."
Regardless of where Arya ends up, Williams told EW that she appreciated the character's journey throughout the series, and how the show set her on a "full circle" path. In season eight, Arya is caught between fighting for the normalcy of her youth, while "remaining on this path to try and kill Cersei and remembering her list and getting closer to that," the actress said.
"So there’s this split with Arya between trying to be who she wants to be — getting back to the naïveté and innocence with her family — and unfinished business," Williams added.
As for her bond with her family, Arya and Sansa (Sophie Turner) will present a united front in season eight, especially when it comes to dealing with their adopted brother, Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
“It’s not often you see a character siding with Sansa who’s not manipulating her,” Williams explained to EW. “Last season it was really tough for Sansa because Jon was thinking with his penis and it kind of made Sansa look bitter. This season you see Arya teaming with Sansa and sometimes calling out Jon. It felt nice and powerful to stand next to Sophie. Sophie and I are the tightest of friends when sitting across from anyone, so no acting required.”
Fans will find out soon enough what happens to Arya and the rest of Winterfell when the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" premieres on HBO on April 14.
[via: Entertainment Weekly]