(Warning: This article contains spoilers for "Games of Thrones," Season 8) "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams had – at least initially – another destination for her beloved character Arya Stark.  Williams, 22, talked with Entertainment Weekly about what she would have liked to see with her 10-year-old character, and revealed that she originally wanted Arya to kill her nemesis, Cersei Lannister.
"I just wanted to be there When she's back with Lena, she's having fun," Williams said about Lena Headey, who played Cersei in the HBO hit series] "And I wanted Arya to kill Cersei, though it means that [Arya] dies too. Even until the time when Cersei was with Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), I thought [while reading the script] "He will tear off his face [and reveal its Arya]" and they will both die. I thought that was Arya's drive, "she continued.
But according to Williams, it was Arya's last conversation with The Hound (Rory McCann) that made her realize that her character had more to live on than just revenge.
] "The dog says, 'You want to be like me? Do you want to live your life like me? "In my head, the answer was," Yes. "But I guess I'm sleeping with Gendry (Joe Dempsie), seeing Jon (Kit Harington) and realizing that she's not only fighting for herself but also her family ̵
She continued, "When The Hound suddenly asks her if she has another option, there are so many more things in life she can live for, which she can do. It was a shock to me because I did not imagine how their arc will go this year. Then I realized that there are other things I could play to make Arya a 16-year-old again. Williams also said Arya's end was not a notorious "throne" ending, but a "happy ending." 19659003] "It gave me a place to take Arya, whom I never thought I would go with," she finished.
Also, Headey agreed that she would have liked to have more scenes with Williams in the final season – but notes, "You have to accept that it should not be." Cersei and her brother / lover Jamie Lannister die together as Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and their Dragon Torch King's Landing and destroy much of Red Fortress.
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"I lived this fantasy until I read the script. There were chunky scenes and it was nothing that I had dreamed of. It was a bit run down and you have to accept that it was not like that, "she told Entertainment Weekly. "There's something poetic about the way it all ends up happening to her and Jaime."
As for Williams, the star added that she was "nervous" about what's coming next after her ten-year visit to "Thrones" – a sentiment that reflected the comments she made in March before the eighth and forthcoming last season.
"I'm nervous about what's coming next and just want to prove myself as an actor and make the most of this series." She said. "There are not so many opportunities where you can do anything with a character, and this season there is a whole spectrum that I can do, whatever happens after that, I counted that."