Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams has given LGBTQ+ fans something to talk about this Pride Month. The actor revealed that until she filmed a sex scene in the final run of HBO series, she always believed her character, Arya Stark, was queer.
“The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry, I thought that Arya was queer, you know?” Williams told Teen Vogue. “So… yeah. That was a surprise.”
Game of Thrones fans long suspected that Arya Stark was queer – so much so that in 2019, after Arya and Gendry’s sex scene aired, Buzzfeed published an article titled “Can We All Agree Arya Stark Is Actually A Lesbian, Right?”