Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams react to the second episode of Game of Thrones!
The highly anticipated second episode of Game of Thrones premiered Monday morning and it was all things amazing! The episode was full of surprises and many shockers. However the biggest OMG moment was surely the one where Arya aka Maisie Williams and Gendry aka Joe Dempsie make love for the first time.
Maisie reacted to the whole scene and admitted that she initially thought it was a joke. She was quoted as saying, “At first, I thought it was a prank. I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And (the makers were) like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f—k!”. She further added, “I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, ‘Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym.’ A whole list of things.”
Maisie also shared how the makers let her decide how much to reveal in the scene. “David and Dan were like: ‘You can show as much or as little as you want. So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so…”
In a hilarious turn of events, a lot of people actually googled Maisie’s age wondering if she was even old enough to be part of such a scene. Turns out the 22-year-old made a lot of people uncomfortable as everyone has seen her grow up considering she has been part of the show since she was 11.
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On the other hand, Emilia Clarke explained Daenerys’ reaction on finding out the truth about Jon Snow. It did leave a lot of people confused as Jon was more concerned about the relation that he shares with the woman he loves whereas Daenerys was more concerned about the throne, making her come across as rather insensitive and ruthless. Defending Khaleesi’s reaction, Emilia told a leading portal, “The related thing, to her, is so normal. She could have easily married her brother. It’s not a thing. It’s a thing for Jon, but let’s just forget about that. The main thing is we’re up for the same promotion and I’ve been working for it for my entire existence.”
She further added, “This is my whole existence. Since birth! Dany literally was brought into this world going: RUN! These f—ers [in Westeros] have f—ed everything up. Now it’s, ‘You’re our only hope.’ There’s so much she’s taken on in her duty in life to rectify. There’s so much she’s seen and witnessed and been through and lost and suffered and hurt to get here and Jon doesn’t even want it!”
Well, we cant wait to see how things unfold for Jon and Dany! Monday sure seems pretty far away!