Maisie Williams lets slip about secret ‘not-famous’ boyfriend in Instyle magazine
Maisie Williams has been keeping her high school boyfriend secret for over a year.
Hinting that ‘things are getting pretty serious’ in a new and edgy magazine cover feature for British InStyle, the Game Of Thrones star explained that he’s ‘normal’ and not famous.
The 18-year-old shuns the ‘strange’ idea that someone who’s famous can’t go out with someone who’s normal as she opens up about her struggle to be herself in the spotlight.
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Edgy: Maisie Williams spoke about her ‘secret’ boyfriend for the first time in a new, edgy interview with InStyle magazine this month
On her secret beau, Maisie revealed: ‘We’ve been together for over a year. I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. He’s not famous, I met him at school. And now he’s my boyfriend.
‘People feel it’s strange that someone who’s famous can go out with someone who’s normal. I don’t meet anyone else.
‘Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t go to all these parties. I don’t meet the other young, male actors. I just like normal people, I guess.’
Speaking out: The 18-year-old spoke about trying to be ‘normal’ as she explained her decision to date someone she met at school
Outspoken: The actress told the magazine about growing up in the spotlight
Maisie previously let slip that she had a boyfriend in a YouTube video last September but curtailed her response to the direct question by saying: ‘Yes I do…and that’s all we’ll say about that’
The actress found fame at 13, after landing lead role Arya Stark in HBO’s Game Of Thrones.
She grew up in Clutton, Somerset before moving to Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts and previously said that dancing was her first love before falling into acting via a talent competition.
The brunette is not a red carpet regular and generally shirks the spotlight in order to live like any other teenager.
On getting recognised, Maisie continued to the magazine: ‘If we’re on a night out. If they’re quite pissed, it’s funny. They’re like, “It’s not her!”
‘And I’m in this awkward position, since it is me. And I don’t want to upset anyone.
‘But like I said, sometimes I’m really quiet and so I’m stood with a fan and it’s like, silence. Sometimes they walk away and I just think, god, they’re really disappointed.’
Maisie was not one the ones performing for the cameras at Sunday night’s Oscars, neither was she being snapped on the front row at last month’s star-studded London Fashion Week.
Fashion fan: Wearing white, the actress sampled many of the latest trends in her new cover interview
Growing up: Maisie found fame at the tender age of 13 and has been shirking the spotlight ever since
On her battle to be herself, Maisie said: ‘I’ve come back to that point where I don’t want to do the “tits and teeth”, but I also don’t want to be angry and mean about everything. I’ll just be somewhere in the middle where I can be myself.’
A self-confessed outspoken character, the actress remains defiant that she will not be silenced into keeping her opinions to herself.
She added: ‘I always used to say and do the right thing. But as I got older and formed my own opinions, I said things wrong [sic] and got in trouble.
‘After going through all of that, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m never going to please everyone and so I should just be happy.
Acting talent: The star has kept her relationships secret up until now, managing to live like a normal teenager
Getting recognised: The Game Of Thrones star says she regularly gets recognised when she’s on nights out
‘You know, selfishly, that’s really all that matters. I’m not going to go out of my way to upset people, but if someone asks an honest question I’ll give them my honest answer.’
Professionally, Maisie recently shot down rumours that she was due to become Doctor Who’s latest companion, replacing Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald beside Peter Capaldi’s The Doctor.
She appeared in Series 9 of the BBC One show as new character Ashildr, but says she is prioritising the ‘other really exciting projects’ she has lined up.
Read the full interview with Maisie Williams in the April issue of British InStyle, on sale now, also available as digital edition through Apple Newsstand.
Child star: Maisie recently shot down rumours that she was due to become Doctor Who’s latest companion, replacing Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald beside Peter Capaldi’s The Doctor
Fashion fan: The brunette has always shirked pressures to dress older than her years on the red carpet
Beautifully turned out: InStyle have picked the perfect trends to try on the teenager
The 18-year-old opens up to British InStyle about her struggle to be herself in the spotlight and shuns the ‘strange’ idea that someone who’s famous can’t go out with someone who’s normal.