Maisie is just a shorter version of her actual name
Her real name is Margaret Constance Williams. She was born and raised in Bristol, UK. The name actually comes from a comic strip named ‘The Perishers’ which is a famous British comic strip that was published for 40 years until 2006 after the author’s death. In the comic strip, the character Maisie is described as a cute little girl who has a tomboy nature who sometimes takes harsh steps when things don’t go as she wants. Sounds like Arya Stark?
How much does she make?
According to sources, the 20-year-old Maisie is paid a whopping 1.1 Million dollars per episode of Game Of Thrones. Let that sink in!
Her first love is dance!
She started training in dancing at a very young age even before she started acting. She is good at various dance styles like street dancing, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, tap dancing, and ballet. But her real passion is in freestyle and hip hop dancing.
Here is a video of Susan Hill’s school of dancing, flash mobbing on the streets of Bath.
(Look out for Maisie!)
She learned how to be left handed for the role of Arya Stark
What can tell more about her commitment to the role? In the books, Arya Stark is portrayed as being left handed. So, Maisie made sure she was true to her character and learned to do everything left handed.
She dropped out of school to pursue her passion for acting
Having really supportive parents who believed that every person has their own path towards success, Maisie dropped school at the age of 14. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t sharp or intelligent. Maisie’s mother and the school made a mutual decision that she should be schooled by tutors. It was a risky move, but they remained confident and we all know where she stands. Everyone is just not made for everything!
Speaking for the first time about her daughter’s career and her controversial parenting decision ahead of the Game Of Thrones season four premiere next month, Hilary, 55, explained to daily mail UK saying that:
‘I’m a great believer in opportunities. Maisie was given a lot of opportunities that we didn’t feel we could turn down to concentrate on education. I know a lot of people wouldn’t agree with that, but that’s what we decided to do. At the time, Maisie was filming, there were appearances and other things. She didn’t have the time to sit her exams. It wasn’t a snap decision. It came after a series of events that made us think: Are we really going to say, “No, Maisie, you need to be in school doing your exams” when somebody is offering the chance to travel the world and act in all these wonderful things? Am I apprehensive about it? Not at all. We feel fine about the decision and Maisie has lots of other opportunities coming up. When I see her on the red carpet, she handles it really well and that’s a good set of skills to have in life. If she needs to go back and do GCSEs she can, and will also have the money to get tutors to help her to do it. I’m not saying you don’t need an education. My eldest son went to university and got his degree, and that worked for him. But you have to look at each case individually. You can always go back and get your education and these opportunities aren’t going to be there for ever.’