Killing a man is no less than a rite of passage in the world of "Game of Thrones", so having murdered a violent child molester in season 5 it is not shocking that Maisie Williams wants to engage in other adult activities. Williams, who plays the central character in an upcoming BBC film "The Falling", reportedly has a sex scene, making it the first time she fakes bumping uglies on screen.
In a Vulture interview of Williams, it was revealed that the pivotal scene marks her character's first time too. The thriller movie follows the lives of a group of girls studying and living in a very oppressive boarding school, and Williams is the protagonist that goes looking for answers when her peers start fainting systematically. Williams' Lydia challenges the people around her to find out the truth behind these fainting spells, which also starts affecting her, after her own sexual awakening.
"It was extremely awkward!", she sums up about shooting for the sex scene.
Williams credits her co-star Joe Cole to making her feel comfortable to get through the ordeal. "Joe was very sensitive to the fact that I had never done a scene like this before, and it was great to work with someone who was so considerate of that. We went out for a couple of lunches and stuff just to get to know each other, and we had days of rehearsal where we'd get to know our characters and spend a couple of hours with each other. So I knew him quite well, and we got along quite well."
But Maxine Peake, who played Williams' mother in the show, was the complete opposite, refusing to even engage in a proper conversation. Reportedly, Williams was sure that her movie-mother hated her. She continued, "The last scene we shot was the final one, where she grabs Lydia in the water, and we clasp each other and go, 'I love you! There's nothing wrong with you!' It's all emotional and stuff. And this whole time, we hadn't spoken with each other. I'd never spoken properly to this lady! So I was like, 'This is kind of crazy!'"
It was only at the movie wrap-up party that Peake revealed to her that director Carol Morley had instructed not to communicate with Williams. She also told Vulture that the one way she ensures no one messes with her on the sets of shows other than "Game of Thrones", is by telling them she will spoil season 6 for them. "It was a power I had over the whole cast and crew," she told in reference to "Doctor Who".