Last Sunday’s episode of Game Of Thrones featured a divisive Arya Stark sex scene that everyone still seems to be talking about. You know the one: Arya and her longtime friend-slash-travel companion Gendry crossed paths for the first time in a while and decided they were ready to take things to the next level. It didn’t take long for the moment to go completely viral.
But while some people were glad to see Arya finally get something resembling a normal teen storyline, others were frustrated by the sexualization of a character who’s proved her autonomy time and time again. If you thought the scene was just awkward overall, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, has one necessary reminder: This whole process has been way more uncomfortable for her.
On Tuesday, she tweeted some pretty hilarious insight: “if u feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my step dad and my 2 sisters and my 4 brothers have all probably watched this too ahahakillmeehehe,”
OK, you win, Maisie. Having your family watch your character—who grew up before the world’s eyes—lose her virginity onscreen would be pretty uncomfortable.
“At first, I thought it was a prank,” Williams told Entertainment Weekly about the sex scene. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f–k!”
In the end, though, she thought it was compelling as a new development for her character: “It was really interesting because it’s a very human relationship for Arya,” she also told EW. “This is something she’s stayed away from, an emotion we’ve never really seen her engage with.”
This isn’t the only Arya plot point fans are buzzing about: Many seem to think Podrick’s haunting song in Sunday’s episode predicted Arya’s death. We know just how unforgiving the show’s creators are, so we’re already preparing ourselves in case our favorite warrior is the next to go.