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Maisie Williams says that the fame of & # 39; Game of Thrones & # 39; affected his mental health



Williams, who was 13 when she was chosen to play Arya Stark, said there was a period of time when she felt sad after being overwhelmed by criticism on social media.

"You get to a point where you're almost wishing for something negative, so you can sit in a hole of sadness," Williams said.

While she has tried to leave behind what people have said online, Williams, 22, said she still thinks about the comments that hurt her.

"I still lie in bed, about 11 o'clock at night telling me all the things I hate about myself," Williams said. "It's really scary that you ever fall back in. That's something I'm really working on, because I think it's very difficult, it's very difficult to feel sad and not feel completely defeated by that."

Last month, her co-star and friend, Sophie Turner, who plays her show sister Sansa Stark, said she dealt with depression during the show.
As the hit HBO series comes to an end, Williams hopes his fame will calm down momentarily in order to experience a "normal life."

"Honestly, I want a normal life," he said. "I do not want anything from this crazy and crazy world because it's not worth it".

Williams said the first step to finding happiness is to stop trying to be who people want her to be and, instead, to focus on being herself.

"It sounds really hippy and it seems to look inside you to find peace, but it's true," he said. "At the end of your day, you're making yourself feel this way for a reason."


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