Maisie Williams talks ‘shallow’ entertainment industry and being denied roles due to looks
Actor Maisie Williams has predicted that only certain roles will be available to her after Game of Thrones because of her appearance.
With the filming for the final ever season of Game of Thrones underway, the cast will all be looking toward their future outside of the hit franchise.
However, Ayra Stark actor Maisie Williams has already accepted her options may be limited.
Talking to The Irish Times, the 20-year-old star was doubtful she’d be cast in any roles that are sexualised due to the shallow nature of the industry.
She explained: “It’s only now I’m starting to realise the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren’t available to me.
“It’s a very shallow industry. And I don’t look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualised.”
Maisie continued: “Don’t get me wrong. I’m completely in awe of Hollywood’s leading ladies. I love looking at those totally jaw-droppingly beautiful women.
“But I think it’s sad that you only get to see one type of beautiful on screen.”
Previously, Maisie admitted she feels nervous about Game of Thrones coming to an end. Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine last week, the actor spoke about how she is “excited” to shape her career and “do things that I want to do”.
However, Maisie confessed the show has been her “safety blanket” for many years, and so approaching the end of the series has definitely been “nerve-racking”.
Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere in 2019.