Maisie Williams gets her grandma drunk to watch the Game of Thrones, in large part because of the rampant nudity seen on HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress and her mother devised a system to help things go a little more smoothly for family night TV.
“Every time there was a pair of boobs on screen, Mom would just fill up her drink with more gin … And [my grandma] sat in the chair, like: ‘Is this what I think I’m seeing?'”
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Williams says that every time there’s nudity on Game of Thrones, her grandmother gets a little more gin in her glass. It seems to work because it makes for a pleasant watching experience even when you’re not trying to protect the innocence.
But her grandma isn’t the only thing Kimmel and Maisie discussed, according to Eyewitness News. Williams, who is on record as not being very fond of “snobby” Game of Thrones book readers, can trace her slightly antagonistic relationship with them all the way back to Season 1. When she was cast, Maisie said, she saw snobby book readers saying online that she probably wouldn’t be able to learn to fight left-handed like Arya does in the book. “Challenge accepted,” Williams said.
Between Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Shae (Sibel Kekilli), Ellaria (Indira Varma) and the sheer amount of nameless, naked women that act as set dressing in many a brothel scene in King’s Landing, Williams’s 87-year-old grandma must be half in the bag following each episode.
The 17-year-old actress has been singled out for praise by critics for her performance as tomboy Arya Stark in the medieval fantasy drama.
Although the hugely popular series is based on a collection of books by George R.R Martin, Maisie admits she hasn’t read them.
Fans who are eagerly awaiting the fifth season due on April 12th have been promised that the next instalment will be one of the darkest yet, notes Mashable.
Sounds like Maisie Williams and her grandma might have to stock up on the gin.