“if u feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my step dad and my 2 sisters and my 4 brothers have all probably watched this too ahahakillmeehehe,” Williams tweeted on Tuesday.
During the second episode of Game of Thrones season 8, Williams’ character Arya Stark, who’s now 18 years old, has sex with Gendry on the eve of the Battle of Winterfell. In real life, Williams is 22.
Following the episode’s events, many fans took to social media to talk about the scene, and while many were happy about the pairing, others were not.
“I felt really uncomfortable with that arya/gendry sex scene. for the majority of this show this cast and crew has filmed and worked with maisie as a child. really don’t know why it was necessary for her to take her clothes off as soon as she becomes of age,” one user wrote.
Another added, “Call me crazy, but it felt so weird watching Arya’s sex scene. Idk but I always see her as my little sister and I was so uncomfortable during that scene.”
Earlier this week, Williams admitted she thought the scene was a joke when she first read the script.
“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,” she said.
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This story originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission