Maisie Williams thought THAT ‘Game Of Thrones’ scene with Gendry was a prank

She’s not a little girl anymore.

On Sunday night, “Game of Thrones” fans were shocked when Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), a former tomboy turned revenge-fueled assassin suffering from murderous tunnel vision, showed her humanity by propositioning and losing her virginity to her friend Gendry (Joe Dempsie).

Yet no one was more surprised by the scene than Williams herself, who told Entertainment Weekly on Monday that when she first read the script, she thought it was a joke.

EW noted that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have sent hoax scripts to cast members in the past, including a Season 1 scene sent to Kit Harington in which Jon Snow’s face was to be disfigured.

“At first, I thought it was a prank,” the 22-year-old Williams said. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f—k!”

The actress, who was nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for her portrayal of Arya, explained that she first learned of the scene from her BFF and co-star Sophie Turner (aka Sansa Stark), who had zipped through the final season’s scripts before Williams. Turner thought the scene was “awesome,” but Williams stood by her belief that the scene was bogus until the cast did a table read and the sex scene was still in the script.

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Maisie Williams through the years
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Maisie Williams through the years
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Maisie Williams attends the DVD premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' at Old Vic Tunnels on February 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Maisie Williams attends the Mirror Mirror UK Premiere at the Empire Cinema on March 25, 2012Ê in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/WireImage for Studio Canal)
Maisie Williams arriving at an evening to celebrate Game Of Thrones Season 3 coming to blinkbox at the Tower of London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - AUGUST 29: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actress Maisie Williams, who portrays Arya Stark on the HBO series 'Game of Thrones,' pulls the sword from the stone at the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort August 29, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The 16-year-old English actress has starred on the award-winning series since its premiere episode. (Photo by Gene Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
Maisie Williams arriving at an evening to celebrate Game Of Thrones Season 3 coming to blinkbox at the Tower of London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Actress Maisie Williams leaves her Midtown Manhattan hotel on March 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Actress Maisie Williams attends 'Game Of Thrones' The Exhibition New York Opening at 3 West 57th Avenue on March 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Maisie Williams attends the UK Premiere of 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' at Empire Leicester Square on December 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Maisie Williams arriving at the X-Men Days of Future Past UK premiere, at The West End Odeon, Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Maisie Williams attends the Radio One Teen Awards at Wembley Arena on October 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Maisie Williams attends a screening of 'The Falling' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Maisie Williams attends the World Premiere of 'Jumpers For Goalposts' at Odeon Leicester Square on October 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Maisie Williams is seen in Beverly Hills, Ca on September 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Maisie Williams attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Maisie Williams attends the European premiere of 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Maisie Williams attends the HBO's Post Emmy Awards reception at The London Hotel on September 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Maisie Williams arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Maisie Williams attends The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Maisie Williams attends the British Independent Film Awards Nominations at The London Edition on November 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Maisie Williams during the Q Awards 2017, in association with Absolute Radio, held at the Roundhouse on October 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Maisie Williams attends the HFPA & InStyle Annual Celebration of 2017 Toronto International Film Festival held at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Maisie Williams attends the European Premiere of 'Mary Poppins Returns' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Maisie Williams wearing Coach attends the press night of 'I and You' at Hampstead Theatre at Hampstead Heath on October 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Coach)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Maisie Williams attends the Coach Spring 2019 runway show at Pier 94 on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Coach)
Maisie Williams attending The Miseducation of Cameron Post gala screening at the Picturehouse Central in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 12: Maisie Williams arrives at the 'Game of Thrones' season finale premiere at the Waterfront Hall on April 12, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 3: Maisie Williams attends 'Game Of Thrones' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall, NYC on April 3, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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“I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, ‘Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym.’ A whole list of things,” Williams told EW.

The actress noted that she was given a certain amount of control over how much nudity to reveal, which is refreshing considering that “Game of Thrones” is notorious for its gratuitous sex scenes.

“David and Dan were like: ‘You can show as much or as little as you want,’” Williams said. “So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so …”

Dempsie, who is a decade older than Williams and has known her since she was a young girl working on the show, had the same concerns about the scene as many fans did. 

But he seems to have handled the whole thing pretty well.

“It’s obviously slightly strange for me because I’ve known Maisie since she was 11, 12 years old,” the 31-year-old actor told EW. “At the same time, I don’t want to be patronizing toward Maisie — she’s a 20-year-old woman. So we just had a lot of fun with it.”

It should also be noted that the scene took place on the eve of an epic battle in which many beloved characters believe they’re going to die, including Arya. So, regardless of how one may feel about this shocking scene, it was nice to see Arya finally just be human again — even if it took the threat of death to allow her to embrace life.

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GOT location: King's Landing

Real life location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters (and your favorite characters to hate) in the stunning town of Dubrovnik.

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GOT location: Braavos

Real life location: Sibenik, Croatia

Visit the city that brought Arya Stark to the Faceless Man (and is just north of King's Landing in real life).

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GOT location: North of the Wall

Real life location: Vatnajokull, Iceland

Take a chilly trip to the home of the Wildlings and Jon Snow's first love Ygritte.

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GOT location: House of Greyjoy

Real life location: Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

Visit Northern Ireland and you'll be in reach of several GOT filming locations -- like the House of Greyjoy.

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GOT location: The road from King's Landing

Real life location: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Feel like you're riding with Brienne of Tarth and Podrick as you stroll along the Dark Hedges. 

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GOT location: Dragonstone

Real life location: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain

Get on a boat and channel your inner Daenerys Targaryen by visiting the stairs of San Juan de Gaztelugatx -- otherwise known as Dragonstone.

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GOT location: Volantis

Real life location: Cordoba, Spain

Imagine the bustling markets that Tyrion Lannister and Varys walked through in Volantis as you visit Cordoba and the Roman Bridge.

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GOT location: Casterly Rock

Real life location: Trujillo Castle, Extremadura, Spain

Stop by the home city of the Lannisters by trekking to Trujillo Castle in Extremadura Spain.

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GOT location: Yunkai and Pentos

Real life location: Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

The Breaker of Chains freed the city of Yunkai in season three, which is really located in Morocco. This location also served as a filming spot for Pentos.

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GOT location: Royal Palace Of Dorne

Real life location: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain

Feel like you're at the southern most point of Westeros by visiting Real Alcázar Palace in Spain AKA Dorne.

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GOT location: Winterfell

Real life location: Doune Castle, Scotland

The home of the Starks, Winterfell is actually a composite of both Doune Castle in Scotland and Castle Ward in North Ireland.

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GOT Location: The arena in Mereen

Real life location: Bullring of Osuna, Spain

Visit the Bullring in Osuna and imagine what it would be like to be surrounded by your enemies just like Daenerys. 

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GOT Location: Iron Islands

Real life location: Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland

If you're visiting the real life version of the Iron Islands, might as well shout "what is dead may never die," right?

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GOT location: Highgarden

Real life location: Almodóvar Castle, Andalusia, Spain 

Take a trip to the home of the Tyrells by visiting Highgarden -- which is really Almodóvar Castle in Spain.

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