Maisie Williams had to wear a strap to bind her chest to reverse puberty to play Arya Stark


"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams admitted that she had to wear a strap across her chest to reverse puberty while filming the popular television series.

The 22-year-old actress who has been playing Arya Stark at age 11 since the beginning of the series, explained that growing up on the HBO series has come with its own challenges. When she hit puberty, Williams had to wear an uncomfortable strap to keep her chest flat whilst her character was "pretending to be a boy".


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But soon, she outgrew the garment and the producers gave her a “chubby belly” to even out her frame. Williams added, "And then it got to the point where the strap was no longer working. So, I was about 15, right, and he gave me, like, this little, chubby belly. So it would, like, even out the playing field quite.

"And then ... yeah, I was about 15 years old. Like, I kinda just want a boyfriend, honestly. I don't wanna wear this. This doesn't feel good."

The last season premiered internationally on April 14. It will air in India on Star World on April 16.

Source: IANS