How Game of Thrones Affected My Health – Arya Stark

Marsie Williams, popularly known for her role as Arya Stark in American series, ‘Game of Thrones’ has revealed how the series had a negative effect on her mental health. Marsie in an interview on CNN disclosed that her role and criticisms on Game of Thrones affected her mental health and self-esteem. 

She opened up about how difficult her life as a teenager was while also managing her fame from the “Game of Thrones.” Williams, who was 13 years old when she was cast as Arya Stark, said there was a time she was sad after becoming overwhelmed by the criticism on social media. She said: “It gets to a point where you’re almost craving something negative, so you can just sit in a hole of sadness.“When I tried to move past what people said online, I still end up thinking about the comments.


“I still lie in bed at, like, 11 o’clock at night telling myself all the things I hate about myself. It’s just really terrifying that you’re ever going to slip back into it.“That’s still something that I’m really working on because I think that’s really hard. It’s really hard to feel sad and not feel completely defeated by it.”“Honestly, I want a normal life, I don’t want any of this crazy, crazy world because it’s not worth it.”

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