Maisie Williams is all grown up, having turned 18 this past April. The Game of Thrones star has already filmed her first sex scene, but don’t expect her to be taking on any roles where she’s asked to play “the girlfriend.” In an interview with London’s Evening Standard, the actress laments the lack of well-defined roles for young actresses. “There are a lot of roles that come in that are ‘the girlfriend’ or ‘the hot piece’ in a movie or TV series. That’s something I’ve seen first-hand and read all the time. It will say ‘Derek: intelligent, good with kids, funny, really good at this’ and then it will say ‘Sandra: hot in a sort of cute way’ – and that’s all you get. That’s the way your character is described, so going into an audition you are channelling ‘hot,’ which isn’t like a person, that’s not who a person is.”
Williams thinks she has a solution. “I just hope that if we stop playing those characters, they’ll stop being written.” Williams is currently filming season 6 of Game of Thrones. Her new film is The Falling.