Game Of Thrones fans are very much freaking out about last night's shocker

Abigail Malbon
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From Cosmopolitan

If you haven't caught up with Game Of Thrones yet, this is your warning to look away now.

Ok? Cool. If you're still with me, chances are you saw Arya lose her virginity last night. Basically, she didn't want to die having never had sex before going to war, so she basically grilled Gendry about how many times he's got laid, told him to take off his own pants, and pounced on him.

Get it, girl.

Although... not everyone feels so empowered by the scene. Lots of people rushed to Twitter to complain that watching Arya felt icky, since they've seen her grow up (FYI, the character is now 18, and Gendry is 23).

But Maisie Williams, who plays the role of Arya, is very on board with the sitch - despite it being something of a surprise. "At first, I thought it was a prank," she told Entertainment Weekly.

And filming might have been a little awkward, but she says producers let her choose how much skin to show. "In the beginning, everyone was really respectful," she said. "No one wants to make you feel uncomfortable which kind of makes you feel more uncomfortable, because no one wants to look at anything that they shouldn’t look at, which in turn makes you feel like you look awful because everyone is kind of like [*averts eyes*]. You want people to act more normal."

She added that "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… "

Other people are keen for more sexy Arya... and by people, we mean literally just Maisie's best friend Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show.

Unsurprising, since Maisie originally learned about the scene from Sophie, who says she "called Maisie and was like: 'Have you read it yet?' And she’s like, ‘I’m midway through episode one.’ And I’m like: This scene, this page, read it! This is awesome! She was very happy."

Okay then!


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