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Maisie Williams Reveals Who Should Have Killed The Night King

Ayra Stark
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While Game of Thrones may have ended over a year ago, it hasn’t stopped millions of us talking about the fantasy series. And while tons of us were happy with how the show ended, others were gutted. In a recent interview, Maisie Williams revisited her most famous role, and what was originally planned in the script…

Game of Thrones fans waited 8 seasons to see who would finally defeat The Night King. One of the most dramatic moments in the show came when Arya Stark stabbed the Night King with her steel dagger. but now Maisie Williams has revealed that Jon Snow was originally supposed to kill The Night King!

Ayra stark and Jon snow
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Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Arya actress Williams suggested that Jon Snow was lined up to kill the villain. But writers went another way. Instead of Kit Harington’s character, Arya was instead picked as the one to murder The Night King. Fans expected Snow to be the one, with Williams agreeing that “Yeah, they did. He expected it to go that way too”. It seems the shock of Ayra Stark dealing that final blow was shocking for a number of reasons!

The actress continued: “He (Harrington) even said, ‘It was going to go that way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King.’ And then, he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time. Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad that it was Arya, honestly. I think I had the best storyline of the final season”. 

Ayra stark
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So while many were disappointed with how the final season of Game of Thrones ended, there was some intention for other storylines to play out. Williams also touched upon the challenge of being typecast. She said: “I don’t feel that there’s pressure but that’s only because there are so many other things I want to do. I also measure success in so many other ways”. Long live Ayra Stark, we love you!

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