‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Says She Had to Strap Down Her Chest While Filming

October 4, 2019

“Game of Thrones” may be over, but the stars of the show are still opening up about their experiences filming the series. Maisie Williams recently revealed that she felt “horrible” being disguised in a boyish form for her character, Arya Stark.

In an interview with Vogue, Williams explained that while she was just 14 when she began filming the show, she was 22 when it ended, so her body began to mature a couple of seasons in.

Due to the nature of her character, her costuming had to be chosen to disguise her figure.

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy, and I had really short hair, and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad, and I look like, really manly,” she said of her time on the show.

The worst part about the whole thing for Williams? They had to strap down her chest.

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year,” she continued.

“I felt kind of a bit ashamed for a while,” she said. But now, she can embrace whatever body she wants. “With this like new phase of my style, it is nice to like look more feminine and have a real waistline and embrace the body that I have.”

Williams has been spending her post-“Game of Thrones” life attending some of the best fashion shows, rolling up in impressive outfits herself.