Preach, Arya Stark, preach. The actress otherwise known as Maisie Williams has apparently taken a page from our own playbook — sorry, but man that panel at Comic-Con was frustrating — and decided to needle (pun completely intended) that particular subsection of Game of Thrones book fans that get really, really upset about the HBO series’ deviations from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. And to that we say: yes, thank you. We’re glad we’re not the only ones saying it. Naturally, there are some spoilers ahead from the books, kids, so if you’re not a fan of that, please back away now.
“I’m so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby,” Williams explained in an interview with TVLine. “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.”
The actress continued to fan the flames of her own rage fire by calling out what she thinks are the book readers’ main insecurity. “That’s why I liked moments like [The Lady Stoneheart thing], 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.”
What do you think of Williams stance on unhappy book readers? Are they spoilsports intent on keeping their special thing special? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.