Maisie Williams has shocked fans after her recent GQ red carpet appearance...

Maisie Williams left viewers shocked when she debuted a new bold look on the red carpet this week.


So much so, that some people didn't even realize it was her!

Maisie Williams is well known for her role in the smash-hit TV series, Game of Thrones...


Which surprisingly finished over 2 years ago, back in 2019.

Game of Thrones was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon.

What was initially seen as a somewhat niche fantasy television show quickly took over the world, with everyone having an opinion on the series.

The show took place in the fictional country of Westeros.

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Although there were parallels between the Game of Thrones world that was reminiscent of medieval history, there were also fantastic elements like, say, dragons.

The show was based on the battles between contenders for the Iron Throne.

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There were many who claimed they had a blood right to rule over the seven kingdoms but when the show came to an end, we found out the true ruler was the North.

One of the reasons for the show's success was its excellent characters.

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And one particular fan favorite was Arya Stark. The younger of the Stark daughters, Arya had proud Northern heritage and a serious propensity for (justified) violence.

Arya was played (excellently) by Maisie Williams, as we know.


The actress, from Bristol in England, was cast in the role at just twelve years old. She's now twenty-four.

Arya was truly an excellent character.


She was a young woman who managed to survive against the odds in one of the most dangerous climates imaginable.

Williams was also thrust into the spotlight after the series gained popularity.

She has a seriously fun web presence, and her close friendship with fellow actress Sophie Turner is, quite simply, goals.

Arya started the series as a privileged child.

Arya Stark Morgan GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY Giphy She was a young Lady, living in the house of Winterfell - although it was clear Arya always longed for something more.

Subverting gender expectations was Arya's M.O.

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Over the course of the series, Arya did not have an easy time.

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She spent a good proportion of her Game of Thrones journey living a wandering, itinerant life, with danger lurking at every turn.

But somehow, she managed to survive.

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And going into the 8th season, it seemed like Arya was potentially stronger than ever before.

But now that the series has finished, killing the Night King and seeking revenge is all in Williams' past...

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What's on her mind most is what she's going to do now the series that started her career is over.

It seems as though Williams has had some doubts about her acting career over the last few years...


Specifically, the roles that she'll be allowed to play now that GOT is over.

In speaking to the Irish Times, she said:


"It's only now I'm starting to realize the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren't available to me."

"I don't look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualized," she said.


Further adding that she was "completely in awe" of Hollywood's "jaw-droppingly beautiful" actresses.

We're pretty sure Williams will be more than fine, especially after her most recent red carpet appearance.


After all, there are a ton of leading ladies who aren't considered "classically beautiful."

And now, Williams has shaken things up, making a statement on the red carpet.


The actress hit the red carpet for the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at the Tate Modern in London on Wednesday night.

She wowed in a plunging black silk gown with gold embroidery on the side and bottom of the dress.

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Her blonde locks were slicked back into a high bun, and she completed the look with gothic eyeliner.

People couldn't quite believe it was the same young girl they saw grow up on GOT.

But they also seem to love her new look!

However, not everyone was a fan...

Williams cooked up a storm on the red carpet...

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Debuting dyed hair and bleached brows for her role as punk model Pamela Rooke in Pistol, a miniseries about the punk band the Sex Pistols.

Here's the picture that's causing all the drama...

We actually love her bold look but what do you guys think?