Maisie Williams Slams Paparazzi In Nylon, Won’t Label Sexuality (PHOTOS)
Maisie Williams is the cover star for the May 2016 edition of Nylon, which is the “Young Hollywood” issue. Fittingly, the “Game of Thrones” star talks at length about Hollywood and her growing fan base.
Williams’ interview was conducted at a roller-staking rink, where she openly ignored some fans. “I still don’t feel like I owe anyone anything,” she admits. “If I don’t want a picture one day, I don’t have a problem saying no. I know some people get really weird about that, like, ‘You’re so mean.’ But if I was really in love with someone, I wouldn’t just want a picture. I would want to hang out with them.”
The actress has another complaint about fandom. “Sometimes my fans say things like, ‘That’s not Maisie,’” she shares. “I’m like, ‘How do you know what is not me? One, I have never met you, and two, I am not yours. I am myself… When I step out with a shorter skirt on, or a little bit more makeup, people say, ‘What’s happening?’ But this is what I do in everyday life. It’s who I am.’”
At the roller-rink, Williams also encountered a paparazzo, prompting her to reportedly say under her breath, “Arsehole.” She tells the magazine, “Ugh, it’s so bad in America. Back home in England, they just take the shot and go. Here, they’ll follow you for hours.”
“Honestly, this industry frightens me — it scares me seeing people who are evil,” she says of Hollywood. Williams then laughs and clarifies, “No, not evil. But seeing people change. Seeing what this industry has done to me, and then having to pull it all back again. I am very happy with who I am, and people always say, ‘Don’t change,’ but no one ever intentionally changes. It is frightening.”
One person helping Williams with her growing fame is her boyfriend, whom she met at school. She reveals, “He’s really sweet.. I feel like I’m in love right now, but I don’t know what I am going to feel like down the line. That’s why I am kind of closed-minded about marriage — I don’t even know if I want to get married.”
And while she’s currently dating a guy, the 19-year-old won’t put a label on her orientation. “I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours,” she says. “It’s like what Shailene Woodley said: ‘I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders.’ I have no problem with anyone who would want to be labeled, but I also think that it is no one’s business.”
Williams’ Nylon issue will hit newsstands on April 24. Check out some of the magazine photos below!