We saw her grow as a brave, little girl to a fearsome assassin over the course of seven seasons in Game of Thrones. Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams, is considered as one of the best characters in GoT thanks to how her arc has grown over the show. In the process, the viewers also ignored that Arya has also grown up to be a woman who loves to be in touch with her sexuality. Her flirting with Gendry in the first episode of Game of Thrones season 8 has left many shocked. We felt that in her drive to seek vendetta and becoming a faceless assassin, Arya may be beyond such mundane things as sex. Clearly, we were wrong. If the flirting in the first episode was a hint at that, Arya went ahead and shocked the viewers by having sex with the man of her affections, Gendry. The scene happened when Gendry stumbles upon her practising archery, before the Night King and the army arrives. As they talk, Arya asks Gendry why Melisandre took him away in season 3. Gendry reveals that Melisandre told him that he is the bastard of Robert Baratheon, a piece of information that both shocks and intrigues Arya.
Yes, she was empowered. Yes, it was one of the most consensual sex scenes in Game of Thrones history. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, is 22; the character is Objectively, I believe Arya made a strong, empowered choice with the autonomy she was afforded on her last night before the Battle for Winterfell. Arya needs no protection, nor does she need anyone telling her what to do with her body.
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The year-old was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly after the broadcast of an instalment featuring her character's very first sex scene. Many were also forced to search for Arya's age on the internet. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.
Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Kathryn Lindsay. We've watched Maisie Williams grow up on screen these past ten years through Game Of Thrones , but there was perhaps no bigger reminder of how much time has passed than the fact that the year-old just had her first nude scene.