The Falling – an indie film set in the 1960s - is Maisie’s first big foray into the movie world.
In our day-to-day working lives about the most awkward thing that might happen to us is that we run into the boss who doesn’t like us that much in the lift. But just imagine if the most awkward thing that you had to do in your job was pretend to have sex with someone, but not just anyone, someone you know even know all that well.
Well this is exactly the dilemma that faced actress Maisie Williams when she had to film her first ever sex scene for her new film, The Falling. So how did it turn out? “It was extremely awkward!,” she told Vulture in a new interview, “But [co-star] Joe Cole 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.”
18-year-old Maisie went on to reveal that the pair made sure they got to know each other before they had to pretend to get intimate on camera. She said: “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. It all paid off in the end.”
The Falling – an indie film set in the 1960s – is Maisie’s first big foray into the movie world – she is better known for her character Ayra Stark in Game of Thrones. She revealed that she has previously held her own on set by threatening to reveal spoilers regarding the hit show if anyone wound her up. She told Vulture: “I would threaten to spoil the next episode. Or I’d go, “I’ll spoil the next season!” And everyone would be like, “No! No! No! Don’t! You can’t give any spoilers!” So that was really, really good. It was a power I had over the whole cast and crew.”