Games of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, has revealed that she had to wear a strap across her chest to reverse puberty while filming the fantasy series. The actress told the US show 60 Minutes that when she hit puberty, she had to wear an uncomfortable strap to keep her chest flat whilst her character was "pretending to be a boy".
"I mean, there was a few seasons in the middle where I had to wear, like... like, a strap just to reverse puberty for the first few years while Arya was pretending to be a boy," she said.
She further 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."
Arya Stark has been part of the show since she was 11. In an earlier interview, she had revealed that epic fantasy series has given her a lot of fame but she is not interested in working towards increasing her popularity.
''I still see ignorant comments feel like I personally have to remove myself, because I had a taste of that sort of fame with this show and I made a vow to myself: I do not want that. My agents say things to me like, 'We'll raise your profile', and I don't really understand what that means because to me it sounds like getting a whole lot more famous, which is something I'm not interested in. If this show is the greatest thing I ever do, I did OK. I didn't do too bad,'' Williams had told The Observer.
The last season premiered internationally on April 14. It will air in India on Star World on April 16.