Maisie Williams is ‘close-minded’: ‘I don’t even know if I want to get married’


I hate that Nylon used this open-mouth photo for their cover star, Maisie Williams. She’s cute as hell, but I feel like this was an attempt to show her in some sexy Manic Pixie Dream Girl way and it just makes me uncomfortable. That being said, I LOVE that sweater. That sweater is cute as hell. Anyway, Maisie is promoting the new season of Game of Thrones and she chats with Nylon about her boyfriend, what she owes to the fans, and whether Shailene Woodley got it right about sexuality.

The impossibility of perfection: “I used to [present] a version of myself that was very clean and neat, and then I thought, ‘What’s the point?’ That’s the worst role model to be—to be someone else. Being perfect is a bit disheartening.”

She doesn’t owe anyone anything: “I still don’t feel like I owe anyone anything. If I don’t want a picture one day, I don’t have a problem saying no. I know some people get really weird about that, like, ‘You’re so mean.’ But if I was really in love with someone, I wouldn’t just want a picture. I would want to hang out with them.”

On GoT’s many controversies: “Yes, it is disturbing watching a woman get raped on-screen, but it’s also disturbing watching kids getting killed, babies getting killed, horses being killed, basically everything you can think of on the show being killed, murdered, tortured.”

She’s not going to settle: “I’m so grateful that the first job I ever landed taught me to never take a role that was ‘less.’ I’ve had the opportunity to play a lot of actors’ dream role—I don’t want to ever settle.”

She has a boyfriend! “He’s really sweet. I feel like I’m in love right now, but I don’t know what I am going to feel like down the line. That’s why I am kind of closed-minded about marriage—I don’t even know if I want to get married.”

Her sexuality: “I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours. It’s like what Shailene Woodley said: ‘I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders.’ I have no problem with anyone who would want to be labeled, but I also think that it is no one’s business.”

[From E! News]

“I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders” – I do feel like that’s a very Millennial-Generation thing to believe in these days. But I like that Maisie says that for some people, labels are fine and other people, not so much. And it is no one’s business, and if magazine writers are asking a 19-year-old about her sexuality, that too makes me pretty uncomfortable. What do you think about her attitude with fans? I think it’s healthy, for the most part… she’s got fans, and Arya has fans and then there are the GoT fans and I would imagine some of those people can get pretty creepy. So she’s not a people-pleaser and she feels she has the right to say no. Good for her.



Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of Nylon.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    Again with the open mouth picture. It’s ridiculous, and it makes an otherwise cute girl look stupid. Pfffft

    • eo says:

      This looks so over the top stupid that I can only assume they wanted to do an open mouth pic ironically.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    She does owe the fans her popularity. She has the right to say no, but she could have phrased it better. She always comes off entitled in interviews.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Glad I’m not the only one side-eyeing that one. She does have the right to say no if she’s on her own time certainly, but the phrasing could be better. She can’t be an actor without an audience. She consistently comes off as self important to me. I can see how that can happen, but she needs some perspective before she gets a rude awakening.

      • sauvage says:

        I think there is a big difference between doing one’s job as an actor, which she does, and being expected to be at every fan’s beck and call at all times, as a person. I think it is fair to expect somebody to sign autographs and pose for pictures at a premiere, that is definitely part an actor’s job. To EXPECT somebody to sign autographs and pose for pictures when they are out and about in private, I find invasive, and lacking in respect. Being an actor does not make one public property, and I have nothing but respect for her for setting such clear and firm boundaries at such a young age, as is her right as a fellow human being, regardless of her profession.

  3. It's like you know says:

    She’s very young, and this interview seems consistent with that fact.

    Re: her attitude with the fans… Am I the only one who thinks it’s off-putting to approach celebs in public places, trying to chat them up like you know them and requesting they pose for pictures? I would feel so cringey and weird and awkward doing that, and I’m always amazed that others think nothing of it.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I never ever did that, I find it too uncomfortable. But if the people are polite and respectful, and the celeb isn’t too busy, I think they should sign autographs and pose for pictures. They get to do what they do because of the people who watch them.

  4. Soprana says:

    I wonder that when the producers cast her, they knew she’d look 11 forever…

  5. islandwalker says:

    That open mouthed cover photo is awful. Terrible styling too.

  6. CornyBlue says:

    I am a Millennial and a tad older than her and I love her. She is not the most articulate of people but i would rather have her word vomit than say any other actor’s prepared answers

    • ichsi says:

      I’m not a millenial and I agree.

    • Carol says:

      I’m not a millennial either and I agree too. I’ve seen her in interviews and she comes off quite level-headed, funny and grateful for her opportunities. That cover though is horrible. There had to be other pictures they could have selected for the cover.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Saying “I don’t know if I want to get married” is kind of the opposite of being close minded about it. But whatever.
    That open mouth photo is terrible, whoever chose that did a bad job. I like the blue dress in the other photo though.

  8. Trixie says:

    I “fall in love with personalities”, too… But only if they’re male. I’m not particular to one body type or look, and I have to like the person’s personality before I can become sexually attracted to them. But I also am only attracted to men. I don’t know if you’d call me a millennial, I’m 26. Maybe I’m just too old to understand. But I don’t think “fall[ing] in love with personalities” has anything to do with which gender(s) you’re attracted to. To me, that’s a separate issue.

    • TwistBarbie says:

      Well, some people don’t even consider gender at all really. They could fall in love with a man, a woman or someone who doesn’t identify with either or fit into either, they just fall in love with the individual. It’s called being pansexual. Falling in love with personalities but only when they’re of the opposite gender is called being straight

  9. Alana says:

    “That’s why I am kind of closed-minded about marriage—I don’t even know if I want to get married.”


  10. MB says:

    Not a great photo at all, then again I don’t find her all that cute (I find her quirky not necessarily pretty).
    I do get lesbian vibes from her so do kind of think all her comments about liking personalities (and even her vague comments about her boyfriend) make sense.