Maisie Williams wore a 'strap' to 'reverse puberty' on Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams was forced to wear a ‘strap’ to ‘reverse puberty’ on Game of Thrones. Photo: HBO

Maisie Williams had to wear a “strap” across her chest to “reverse puberty” while filming Game of Thrones.

The 22-year-old actress has played Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy drama series since it premiered in 2011, and has said that after hitting puberty while on the show, 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 told Anderson Cooper on CBS’s 60 Minutes Overtime.

But after a while, Maisie outgrew the garment and so producers gave her a “chubby belly” to even out her frame, and she says the whole process didn’t “feel good”.

The 22-year-old actress has played Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy drama series since it premiered in 2011, and has said that after hitting puberty while on the show, she had to wear an uncomfortable strap to keep her chest flat whilst her character was “pretending to be a boy”. Photo: HBO

“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.”

Now that Maisie’s character has “evolved”, she no longer has to wear the uncomfortable additions to her costume.

Game of Thrones began airing its eighth and final season yesterday. It will run for six episodes.

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