Maisie Williams: I Want To Play 'Badass' Characters For A Long Time

Since 2011, "Game of Thrones" fans have seen Arya Stark transform from a naive child into a cold-hearted survivor. And if Maisie Williams -- who plays Arya -- has her way, she'll play a "badass" for the rest of her career.

"I'm never really going to be the normal teenager," the 17-year-old told HuffPost Live on July 7. "I'm never going to be the romantic lead because that's just not really who I am. ... I hope I'd be playing these badass, strong female characters for a long time because that's what I enjoy."

A hoarse Williams joined HuffPost Live to chat with host Ricky Camilleri about the show and her new movie, "Heatstroke." (Williams lost her voice at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England over the weekend.) During the interview, she also shed some light on her post-"Thrones" plans.

Williams says she can see herself acting, or at least performing, for as long as she can, unlike co-star Jack Gleeson (of Joffrey Baratheon fame), who has said he's retiring from acting after his stint on the show.

Watch the rest of the clip above, and catch the entire HuffPost Live conversation here.



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