'Game of Thrones' season 8: Maisie Williams teases more screen time

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British actress Maisie Williams poses for photographers at the Evening Standard British Film Awards in London, Britain February 7, 2016. Reuters/Neil Hall

Many actors have been a part of “Game of Thrones” over the years, but not everyone was able to make it till season 8. In a recent interview, cast member Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) talked about how the reaming actors on the show had to work more this time around, suggesting that they will have additional screen time.

In a recent interview with TheGuardian, Williams said that season 8 was “quite big” for her. The actress apparently put in so much effort into the show, coupled with the years she has already put in, that she just didn’t want any more of it. “I had exhausted every possible piece of Arya,” Williams said.

One of the reasons why she, and the other actors, had to work harder this year was the fact that very few people remain on the show. Many of the important characters have been killed off over the years, and so the remaining actors, including Williams, had “a lot more to do.”

The fact that all the remaining cast members had to work more this time around suggests that they will each be getting more screen time. Since this is the last season, there won’t be any surprise new additions on the show, like the Sand sisters who were introduced to explore the Dorne storyline.

There may be one big surprise on the show, however. According to a report by Bustle, former cast member Sean Bean (Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark) let it slip that he went back to Belfast recently to join a party that was hosted by Conan O’Brien. Since this is the last season of the popular TV series, the producers apparently invited some of the actors whose characters were killed off on the show.

The report notes that it is curious that only Bean mentioned this “special reunion” while there is no official confirmation from anyone else, including from HBO. Was it just a wrap party? Or is there something more to it?

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