Maisie Williams recently spoke out about her mental health issues surrounding her fame and notoriety thanks to Game of Thrones.
The young actor is famous for her character's strength and ferocity, but it hasn't always been easy to emulate off-camera. Growing up and facing public scrutiny during formative teenage and tween years had a massive toll on the actor's self-esteem.
Now that the fantasy saga is coming to an end, the actor has been asked about what she wants most for life post-GOT. Mostly, she just wants a normal life and to work at her new passion: launching an app called Daisie.
In March, Williams hosted a Ted Talk about her journey in the entertainment industry.
In this Ted Talk in March, Williams discussed her unusual circumstances entering the film industry. She started out with a desire to dance, and then by simply being herself, she was cast on what she never could have known would become one of the biggest shows in television history.
She also discussed the launch of her new app, and her hope for future creatives. "In a world where literally anyone can be famous, I hope to inspire people to be talented instead. Talent will carry you so much further than your 15 minutes of fame."
Sophie Turner also revealed earlier this year that she suffered with depression during the show's production.
In an interview with Dr. Phil, Sophie Turner revealed that she experienced feelings of depression and anxiety during those formative years in the spotlight. Similar to Williams, Turner had moments where social media was detrimental to her mental health. Turner explained that she and Williams were each other's confidantes and helpers but also held one another back.
"I think being friends with each other was quite destructive, because we were going through the same things... we didn't socialize with anyone but ourselves," Turner said.