‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Cannot Wait to Be ‘Free’ of Hit HBO Show

“There’s going to be time for me to do whatever I want” says actress

Last Updated: November 2, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

Maisie Williams takes on many faces as Arya Stark of Winterfell in “Game of Thrones,” and the young star wants to portray more of them once the show’s final season wraps.

“I’m really excited for ‘Game of Thrones’ to finish and there’s going to be time for me to do whatever I want,” Williams told BBC’s Newsbeat. “That’s just incredibly exciting and it will be nice to pick roles that I want to do… I can show the world what sort of actress I want to be and shape my career a little bit.”

Williams, who just opened her own production company, said she’s excited to do more independent film work. She announced nominees for the British Independent Film Awards on Wednesday, and said the experience made her “realize how much I miss [independent film].”

“It’s the only place I’ve ever really wanted to be, to be honest,” she said.

“On one hand, it’s really nerve wracking to know that I won’t have that support blanket and safety net [of “Game of Thrones”], but on the other hand, I’m free,” the star of upcoming “X-Men: The New Mutants” movie said.

“I’d love to do a British independent film, I’d love to make it and I’d love to be in it,” she went on, adding that she’d “love” to work with British director Dexter Fletcher, who made 2016’s “Eddie the Eagle.”

“I’d like to just do some work here, for Britain,” she said.

“Game of Thrones” has not begun filming its eighth and final season, but the cast has had their first script read through.