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Undoubtedly, Game of Thrones is the biggest television series currently airing and it is a show which has launched the careers of many young actors and actresses. Indeed, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO’s fantasy epic, has moved into the film industry with blockbusters like X-Men: Apocalypse and the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. She is also set to star in independent films such as Josie which is set for a 2018 release.
Maisie Williams on Early Man
Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is also delving into other projects. In an interview with Collider’s Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub, she discussed her latest role in the stop motion animated film Early Man:
“They approached me a while ago and asked if I would play Goona. Originally, I wasn’t sure it was something I’d be able to do. It was always something I wanted to do, I was always a big fan of animation when I was younger. Also, Aardman is based in Bristol, where I am from, so it has always been a huge part of my upbringing. So yeah, I am just really excited”.
“My character changed a lot. Actually, not the character, but just her role in the movie. About halfway through animating they showed it to a focus group and everyone was really thrilled to see such a confident female character, so they wanted to see more of her. When it came to the third act she had a lot more to do. So yeah, she didn’t really change very much, in fact people loved her so much that they gave her more to do”.
Maisie Williams on The New Mutants
We were all disappointed when we found out that the release date for The New Mutants was pushed back to February 2019. However, Maisie Williams has played down any negativity surrounding the reasons why this happened. This is what she said on the matter:
“I think it’s for the better. I think it’s good that we’ve got more time. We’re not so strapped and up against it. It gives us time- it gives me time to get to know the project once its finalized. Films take a real different shape after you finish shooting, and after they have edited. Sometimes you watch a movie and with the score, etc, it’s a completely different film than the one you had in mind”.
“I guess you only know that when you have just done the premiere or whatever. Your spending your whole life working on this film that actually you don’t know much about at all. It’s quite nice that there is the time, to you know, make it the best that one can and familiarize ourselves with it and when it comes to releasing, really push it hard”.
If this delay was designed to make The New Mutants as good as it can possibly be, then I have no issue with the decision 21st Century Fox took in this regard. While Maisie Williams may just be playing the PR game, we just need to have faith that this horror X-Men film will be good.
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