“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams is walking back some comments about the premiere date of the final season of the HBO hit, declaring that the quote was taken from an interview she gave “years ago.”
Williams, 20, created quite the buzz when she seemingly revealed the highly-anticipated return month for the final season of the beloved fantasy drama.
“We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes,” Williams told Metro News. “There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”
The final six episodes of the show were initially expected to premiere in 2018 before HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed a 2019 release date.
After her premiere info was published, Williams tweeted out a correction, letting fans know that the “quote” she “supposedly” gave “is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.”
In related news, fellow “GoT’ star Lena Headey, who plays the vicious Cersai Lannister, teased there would be plenty tears left to shed in the show’s final season.
“I can tell you that we had a giant read-through with all the cast in October,” the actress told Mashable. “And I think pretty much everybody cried at one point… And it was… pretty surprising.”