Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams has revealed that her character in Doctor Who may be “good or bad”.
Williams told Alan Carr on Channel 4’s Chatty Man: “There’s been a lot of speculation about whether she’s like a younger Clara or whether she is a new character completely. I’m not going to tell you which one.”
She added: “Whether she is good or bad is up for discussion, I think. She does put the Doctor to the test and it’s sort of a dynamic that we haven’t seen before.”
On how Doctor Who differs from filming Game of Thrones, Williams commented: “I’m used to being part of Game of Thrones and going into something where you’re a small part of something else. You don’t want to hold anything up because they’ve got such a well-oiled machine going. Everyone is so accommodating and lovely and happy to have me. There’s no rivalry that I thought there would be – ‘You’re from Game of Thrones‘ and I’m like, ‘You’re from Doctor Who‘. They’re really lovely.”
The actress has played Arya Stark since 2011 in Game of Thrones, which returns for a fifth season tomorrow night. She also recently appeared in Channel 4’s one-off drama Cyberbully.
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat teased last month: “It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth…”
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