“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams is a prodigious internet user. Her Twitter and Instagram are always full of interesting things both from her life filming “GoT” and her life as a normal teenage girl. Friday (Jan. 30) the 17-year-old took to Reddit for her first AMA (ask me anything). In addition to revealing that if she could switch roles with anyone else on the show, she’d want to play Cersei because “she’s a bad-a**,” Williams offered up these fun facts:
Q: What would you like to move on to after Game of Thrones? How great is Sophie Turner in real life? How was it like not fainting around Pedro Pascal? Now the obligatory reddit question: Would you rather fight one Hound sized duck or a 100 duck sized Hounds?
Williams: After “Game of Thrones,” I’d love to continue in television, and I’d love to move on to movies as well. I don’t really know what I want to do? But I think that’s quite cool, because I’m only 17 and I don’t have to decide yet. But definitely staying in performing.
She’s absolutely fantastic. She’s probably one of the funniest girls I know. And I’m so glad that I met her.
It’s very difficult. I’m madly in love with him. And it’s quite – everybody has a crush on him. But I’d never tell him. Oh well, now the internet knows.
I would love to fight 100 little duck-sized Hounds. Because I’d never in my life looked down on Rory, and that would be an interesting situation.
Q: At what point did you realize that Game of Thrones was becoming a huge deal?
Williams: Season 3. At the season 3 premiere, we went to the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, and stepping out of the car, with hundreds of people screaming my name, is when I realized that this show completely changed my life. It was very, very daunting – I found it quite scary – but it happened gradually, so I had time to get used to it.
Q: Do you like crunchy peanut butter or smooth?
Williams: Crunchy! People who like smooth peanut butter are just aliens.
Q: If you don’t know the words to a song, do you improvise?
Williams: All the time. I thought Taylor Swift’s new song said “Something-something-Starbucks-lovers” when it actually said “I’ve got a long list of ex-lovers” and that was news to me. And I realized I’d been embarrassing myself for like 2 months!
Q: What TV shows do you secretly enjoy?
Williams: Secretly enjoy? Oh! Well it’s not much of a secret, but I really enjoy The Great British Bake-Off. It’s like a competition show, but they all bake it, and it’s very funny, because they all cry over techniques. Like if they get their cake wrong, they’re just sobbing over a spongecake, and I find it hilarious.
Q: Will you play Ellie in The Last of Us Movie?
Williams: THE LAST OF US movie is in very early days. I have spoken to powerful people who are getting THE LAST OF US on its feet. And I’m hopeful that I can play Ellie in the future, but we’ll all have to wait and see.
Q: What would your personal house sigil and house words be?
Williams: I’ve answered this question before! My sigil would be a tortoise, and my saying would be “Go hard or go home” because your shell is hard, and it’s also your home, so…
Q: Has there been a scene so far in Game of Thrones that was particularly difficult?
Williams: There’s actually a scene in the coming season… which was my most difficult scene to film. And I think fans are going to be really excited about it. More emotional than we’ve seen Arya in previous seasons.
Let the speculation begin, fans! “Game of Thrones” Season 5 premieres April 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.