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The Real Reason Maisie Williams Doesn't Miss Making Game Of Thrones

Unless you have spent the last decade living under a rock or somewhere with no streaming or contact with humans, you know the impact of "Game of Thrones." You are also likely familiar with the show's stars, including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and so many more.

Another star you are probably familiar with is Maisie Williams, who played Arya, the fiery youngest daughter in the Stark line. Like most other characters on the show, she saw much change and strife throughout its eight-season run. She went from a naïve young girl growing up in privilege to a trained assassin betraying her order. When the entirety of the cast finds itself coming face to face in the battle for King's Landing, it is Arya who delivers the devastating killing blow to the Night King.

As you can imagine, growing up on the set of a global phenomenon can create a lot of desire to relive the experiences and live in the nostalgia of your childhood or teen years. However, Williams has a different view when looking back at her time on the show. Here is the real reason she doesn't miss making "Game of Thrones."

She doesn't think it's healthy

Maisie Williams decided to leave London for a simpler life in a smaller place following the show's end. In a GQ interview, she talks about her decision to reevaluate her life and what she wants to accomplish with it. "We subconsciously base our goals and achievements on the way they're viewed by other people," she said. "And it doesn't matter whether or not you achieve those things because it's for the satisfaction of someone else. It never feels as good as you pictured it in your head." Because of her time in the spotlight, she left the hustle and bustle of London, for the quiet life in a small town to discover what she wants to do with her life. 

With such a drastic change in her lifestyle, most would wonder which parts of her previous life she misses. Her answer is simple. "Can I say none of it," she said, pausing for a moment. "I don't think it's healthy [to miss it] because I loved it. I look at it so fondly, and I look at it with such pride. But why would I want to make myself feel sad about the greatest thing that ever happened to me? I don't want to associate that with feelings of pain."

While Williams boasts a healthy outlook on her past and seems to have moved on from "Game of Thrones," the rest of us realize how much we miss her and her fiery character. Maybe we should take a page from her book and understand that not missing the show, but to look back on it fondly, is to love it.