Maisie Williams fears that her looks will stop her from getting work in Hollywood

'It's a very shallow industry'

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(Image credit: REX)

'It's a very shallow industry'

Fans are already counting down the days until Game of Thrones returns to our screen for its final season, but with the release date confirmed for 2019, it looks like we've got some time to kill.

Luckily for us, the cast are all working on separate projects so in the meantime there's lots to look forward to - Emilia Clarke is set to star in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lena Headey is starring in Immigration drama The Flood and Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are busy planning their real-life wedding.

One of the stars that is particularly busy is 20-year-old Maisie Williams, who as well as taking on the role of bridesmaid for GoT sister and real life bezzie, Sophie Turner, is also busy on the work-front, set to star in Early Man and Departures this year, with other films already lined up for 2019.

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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Credit: Rex
(Image credit: Rex)

It makes sense - as one of the stars of Game of Thrones, you're surely set up for life, right?

Not according to Maisie Williams.

Opening up about the ‘shallow industry’ that is Hollywood in a recent interview with The Irish Times, the 20-year-old actress explained her fears that her looks might actually hold her back.

‘It’s only now I’m starting to realise the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren’t available to me,’ Maisie explained.

‘It’s a very shallow industry. And I don’t look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualised. Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely in awe of Hollywood’s leading ladies. I love looking at those totally jaw-droppingly beautiful women. But I think it’s sad that you only get to see one type of beautiful on screen.'

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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