If you watched Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2, depending on your age and attachment to the character, you were probably either grossed out or thrilled when you saw *that infamous scene* between Arya Stark and Gendry. While the show was otherwise lacklustre in terms of action, it built up to the war which will begin starting Season 8 Episode 3. However, the Arya-Gendry scene got the internet talking!
Here’s a closer look at what the internet is abuzz about following this episode of GoT Season 8:
Google Search Trend for ‘Maisie Williams Age’ Sees Huge Jump
People began to search for ‘Maisie Williams Age’ right after that scene aired on Game of Thrones Season 8! Here’s a look at the massive surge in the Google Trends data right after the scene. People were really interested in knowing how old Arya Stark really was. After all, we have seen her grow up over the past 10 years from ‘Little Arya’ to this wonderful little warrior she has become.
HBO too, clarified in a cryptic Tweet that Maisie Williams was indeed above 18. Here’s the tweet from HBO:
By age 18 in Westeros you should have:
– Had a pet.
– Moved out on your own.
– Travelled extensively.
– Had a kill list.
– Pretended to be the opposite sex to evade capture.
– Been blind for a while.
– Ticked at least three people off of your kill list.
— HBO (@HBO_UK) April 21, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8: Maisie Williams Comments on That Scene with Gendry
Later, Maisie commented about how it was filming this scene with Gendry (Joe Dempsie). She said that when she first got the script it felt like the writers were playing a prank on her. However, they confirmed that this was real.
They were really nice to her about the scene and made her feel really comfortable during this scene on the Game of Thrones Season 8 shoot. It was a rushed scene during the shoot as well. Arya, you’re all grown up!