Maisie Williams Chose ‘Game of Thrones’ Because She Needed A New Laptop

We’ve all done some weird things for money. One time, I let a guy video chat with my feet for 3 hours for a pair of Louboutins. And I still talk to my quasi-abusive, hella creepy, now-rich ex-boyfriend because he lets me order things with his credit card number. So, let’s not judge Maisie Williams for breaking into acting on HBO’s Game of Thrones because she wanted to buy herself a new laptop. I’m sure at age 12, she didn’t comprehend much and she figured that it wouldn’t be that long-lived, considering everyone on the show dies, but now Michael Cera-style, she’s stuck in super fame.

In an interview with The Guardian, Williams recalls what it was like for a 12-year-old to be cast in such a big production. She remembers talking with her dad, trying to comprehend the whole thing, but her main motive was clear:

The thing I was really obsessed about was whether I would earn enough money to buy myself a laptop. My step-dad Gary just looked at me and said: ‘I think there’ll be enough for a couple of laptops Maisie.’

Do you think she’ll give me one? Now that she’s basically the female, medieval version of Daredevil, Arya Stark has no real use for laptops.

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6 years ago

I’m seriously starting to come here for odd nuggets of insight into Ally’s personal life. +1 upvote for the Louboutins line.