The Game of Thrones actress would “love to do it”.
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones, has expressed interest in playing Ellie for the upcoming The Last of Us film. Though the film is still in the planning stages, Williams has already spoken to producer Sam Raimi about playing Ellie.
“I had a meeting with Sam Raimi and [game director] Neil Druckmann. And they said they’d love if you would moderate the panel at Comic-Con, but you’d need to watch the walk-through and know your shit because there are massive fans of this and we wouldn’t want it to go wrong.
“I was doing so much work for Thrones that I didn’t want to half-arse do it, so I said I’m not going to [moderate]. They said fine, but they’re gonna announce they had talks. So the way it was left is they want me to do it, and I want to do it. But there’s no script, no director, and no anything else. So at this moment, it’s looking like, ‘Yes,’ but it’s still such early days.
“At the moment, it’s looking good, and I’d love to do it. Hell yeah.”
Given Williams’ portrayal of a tortured pre-teen on Game of Thrones, we’d say she’s perfect for the role. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.