Maisie Williams "felt ashamed" of her maturing body while portraying Arya Stark in the later seasons of Game of Thrones.
The 22-year-old is ready to embrace a new feminine chapter in her life following the end of the HBO show, and she confessed that portraying the youngest of the Stark clan began to affect her self-confidence and body image.
She was just 14 when she landed the role of Arya, and as her body inevitably started to change and develop as the eight seasons progressed, the show's costume department tried to disguise her figure so she still looked like the tomboy.
"My body started to mature and I started to become a woman," Maisie told Vogue.com. "But Arya was still very much trying to be disguised as a boy. I had really short hair and they'd constantly cover me in dirt, and shade my nose so it looked really broad and I looked really manly. They'd also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started.
"I don't know that just felt horrible for six months of the year and I felt a bit ashamed for a while. So with this new phase of my style, it is nice to look more feminine and to have a real waistline, and to embrace the body that I have."
And the British actress is excited for her style evolution to begin and was blown away by her outfit at the recent 2019 Emmy Awards.
Maisie debuted a new chic brunette bob and stunned in a black asymmetrical dress with a cinched-in waist that was designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby and made by designer JW Anderson.
"I have a female body. How exciting!" she gushed as she looked at a picture of herself on the event's purple carpet.