Revealed in 2011 in the hit series Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams played the role of Arya Stark for eight seasons. At just 25 years old, the actress has enjoyed a meteoric rise, all while suffering from identity, anxiety and mental health issues as a child and young adult. Monday September 26, the young woman usually very discreet about her private life confided in the podcast The Diary of a CEO. She returned to the traumas of her childhood.
When Maisie Williams was 4 months old, her parents separated. Growing up, the little girl began to develop a “traumatic” relationship with her father. The latter then had repercussions since she “consumed a large part of [his] childhood”. If she did not want to reveal too much, because it also affects her two brothers and her sister, she confided: “As far as I can remember, I have always had trouble sleeping, and I think I I hadn’t realized the seriousness of many of the traumatic things that were happening. But when I looked at the other children, I wondered, ‘Why don’t they seem to understand the pain, the pain? anxiety or fear? Where does their joy come from?
Maisie Williams opened up for the first time at school
At the age of 8, Maisie Williams was finally able to express herself about what she was going through at home, confiding in her teachers for the first time. The latter had indeed noticed that something was wrong and took him aside to question him. “They were able to ask the right questions (…) It was the first time that all the doors were open and that everything I was experiencing was spread out on the table” she revealed before continuing: “I wanted to fight and say that these things weren’t bad, that people were just trying to keep me away from my dad.”
If she now admits to having been “indoctrinated in a certain way”, Sophie Turner’s best friend admitted that she had needed several years before understanding what was really going on and making the decision to cut ties with his father. “I thought about it a lot. It wasn’t because of me that those bad things happened when I was a kid. I thought they did. I believed there was something intrinsically bad thing about me,” she confessed.
Today, Maisie Williams admitted her traumatic childhood still had an impact on her and her build as an adult. The young actress who was indoctrinated by her father also confessed that she had trouble understanding how he could “mistreat his own children”. A particularly difficult ordeal for the brilliant young woman.
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