Maisie Williams Hates ‘Game of Thrones’ Book Snobs

The actress thinks those who are obsessed with the books just spoil it for the tv show fans by revealing spoilers and stirring up problems when things aren’t literally “by the book”.  Maisie comments that the book snobs need to chill out about obsessively picking at every detail because they become incredibly annoying:

“[The Lady Stoneheart controversy] was a massive deal, but honestly, I really like it. I’m so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby, spoiling it for other people, then saying, ‘Well, it’s not a spoiler. The books have been out for years.’ Like, couldn’t you just stop being mad for a second and let other people enjoy the show? They feel they have a claim on the series because they read the books first, and I understand that, but they don’t need to be mean about it. That’s why I liked moments like this, because book readers think they know what’s coming, then we change it and it’s really funny to watch their reactions. They’re always like, ‘That’s not what happened in the books, so the show’s really bad now.’ But really, they just feel insecure because they’re used to knowing what’s coming next.”

Speaking on what’s in store for her character, Arya, in the upcoming season 5, Maisie said she doesn’t fully know what to expect yet:

“I haven’t gotten the scripts yet, so I still don’t know what’s happening. I have a rough outline of what happens in the books, but you never know what they’re going to put into this season versus next season, or what they’re going to scrap altogether. I know a couple of really cool things happen in the books with Arya, and I just had a meeting about about a certain thing that happens to Arya, but I still don’t know how it happens… People think the cast members know all the ins and outs, but we really don’t.”