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Maisie Williams marks 22nd birthday with funny childhood throwback snaps

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 5 days ago Safeeyah Kazi
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Maisie Williams celebrated turning 22 by sharing a slew of throwback snaps on Instagram.

The Game of Thrones actress treated fans to a baby-faced picture of herself sporting pink sunglasses on the beach, which she mockingly captioned: “It’s lit”.

Another showed her wearing school uniform, with her hair pulled back into a tight ponytail.

A third featured an unimpressed looking Williams alongside the caption: “F*** what you heard.”

a person sitting at a beach: Adorable: Williams shared the snap on her Instagram story (Maisie Williams Instagram) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Adorable: Williams shared the snap on her Instagram story (Maisie Williams Instagram)

Her best friend and fellow Game of Thrones co-star Sophie Turner also shared the shot of Williams beaming in her uniform.

Turner tagged the post with a sweet tribute: “Happy birthday to my ride or die.”

a close up of a computer: Besties: Williams shared Turner's post on her story (Maisie Williams Instagram) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Besties: Williams shared Turner's post on her story (Maisie Williams Instagram)

The pair formed a close friendship on the HBO show, with Turner recently revealing Williams will be her maid of honour when she marries boyfriend Joe Jonas.

“I don't know why she's thinking about [what she's wearing to my wedding],” Turner told Entertainment Tonight. “I'm giving her the bridesmaid dress!”

Williams reprised her role as Arya Stark on Monday when the hotly anticipated first episode of the final season aired.

a woman holding a sign posing for the camera: Stunning: Williams celebrated her 22nd birthday on Monday (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Stunning: Williams celebrated her 22nd birthday on Monday (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

She revealed that she was required to wear a “strap” to “reverse puberty” during the early seasons which saw her character pretend to be a boy.

In a candid interview, she told 60 Minutes: “There was a few seasons in the middle where I had to wear, like, a strap just to reverse puberty for the first few years while Arya was pretending to be a boy.

“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.

“I was about 15 years old. Like, I kinda just want a boyfriend, honestly. I don't wanna wear this.”

Related: Game of Thrones actors on the scariest, hardest scene they had to film [Cosmopolitan UK]


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