Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams just shared an interview with the podcast The Disruptive Entrepreneur, that it wasn’t until the third season of the show she realised just how huge Game of Thrones actually was.
The specific moment that made the success of Game of Thrones dawn on her was when she was attending the Season Three premiere in 2013 when she was 15 years old.
“I remember getting out of the car with my mum and there were just like crowds and crowds of people behind barriers and they were all screaming and they all knew who I was,” Williams said. “It was that moment that I was like ‘oh, this is pretty big.’”
“I looked at my mum and said: ‘My life is never going to be the same again,’” she added.
Williams said she felt that sort of popularity came with a great responsibility not to “ruin” it, which was “terrifying.”
In the interview she also revealed that her initial contract with the show, which she signed when she was 12, was for six seasons, and not the eight that the show will have in total.
“At the beginning I would have payed them for me to be in it, I was so excited,” she joked.
At this point, wouldn’t we all pay good money to be in Game of Thrones?