There are many, many things I don’t want to do with my elder relatives. At the top of that list is sitting down to watch an entire episode of Game of Thrones with them.
Poor Maisie Williams, the actress that skillfully brought to life Arya Stark in the hit HBO series, had to suffer through such awkwardness. When Williams started on Game of Thrones, she was only 14 years old and her proud parents and grandmother wanted to see the work she was doing.
Unfortunately, that meant sitting through the shows more steamy moments. As Williams recalls in an interview with The Australian, “The sex was just quite embarrassing and awkward for us.” Still, they muscled through, though Grandma Williams had to be coerced with “more and more gin,” according to the Game of Thrones actress.
Sex is such a big part of the series and, therefore, difficult to shield younger actors and actresses from. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) had her own run-ins with the show’s sexual nature. In a chat with The Times, Sophie revealed that some of her knowledge about sex came from her time working on Game of Thrones.
"I guess that was my sex education," she said.