Maisie Williams Explains The Problem With 'Hot Girl' Characters

Maisie Williams Explains Problem Withhot Girlcharacters

Maisie Williams might have broken the seal on her very first awkward onscreen sex scene , but don't think she's about to become just another pretty face in Hollywood now.

In an interview with the Evening Standard , the 'Game of Thrones' actress made it clear that playing Arya Stark has set the bar for her when it comes to what kind of roles she'll take -- and she had some scathing things to say about the current trends when it comes to casting female characters.

'It will say 'Derek: intelligent, good with kids, funny, really good at this' and then it will say 'Sandra: hot in a sort of cute way' — and that’s all you get,' Williams said. 'That’s the way your character is described, so going into an audition you are channelling 'hot,' which isn’t like a person, that’s not who a person is. That’s what I see and that’s what needs to change. I’ve been lucky enough to play a very great female character from a young age, who is a fantastic role model for girls.'

Maisie also welcomes the idea of fellow actresses joining her in boycotting these one-dimensional roles, in the hopes that maybe they'll eventually disappear completely.

'I just hope that if we stop playing those characters, they’ll stop being written,' she said, though she admitted that this was 'a very big thing to say for me, on behalf of all the women in this industry.'

Still, if anyone can rally every woman in Hollywood to demand better-written roles, it would be the fiercest warrior in Westeros.

All together, now: What do we say to one-dimensional 'hot girl' characters?