Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Thought Arya Stark Was a Lesbian All Along

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HBO's critically-acclaimed series Game of Thrones triumphantly concluded in 2019. Although the final season faced a major backlash, it is still regarded as one of the best shows of all time. One of the many enjoyable things about the show is Maisie Williams' Arya Stark, a stubborn yet very brave daughter of the late Ned Stark. However, even after eight long years of playing the character, Arya still managed to surprise Williams at one point.

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In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Game of Thrones vet Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark for eight years thought that her character was always queer. Just like her, fans also assumed that Arya is queer like the other characters. That's why everyone was shocked after Arya surprisingly decided to sleep with Gendry.

“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," Williams said. "I thought that Arya was queer, you know? So … yeah. That was a surprise."

Fans have long speculated that Arya is a lesbian or queer, and sort of gained fandom in terms of representation. So when Arya sleeps with Gendry, this caused a major backlash from the fans. Aside from the overall disappointment that the final season encountered, Arya's entanglement with Gendry somehow added fuel to the fire.

Even though Arya slept with Gendry, this doesn't fully disclose her sexuality. Her brief romantic connection with Gendry only lasted for a very short amount of time, and she seems disinterested in him after Gendry confesses his feelings for her.

Nevertheless, Arya's character arc is considered the best arc in the show, and her sexuality won't surely affect how amazing she is. Despite the series concluded three years ago, Arya's sexuality will just be left to the fans to interpret.

Game of Thrones is available to stream on HBO Max.

Also read: Game of Thrones Star Maisie Williams Says She's 'Looking Forward' to Spinoff House of the Dragon