In HBO's "Game of Thrones" Season 5, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) will cross the Narrow Sea and begin a new life in Braavos. There's plenty of intrigue centered on Arya's storyline and what's next for the character, so Williams' appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday provided viewers with a good long look at the House of Black and White. Williams also shared a few stories about her experience as a "Game of Thrones" cast member and how her life has changed since the start of the hit show.
Warning: "Game of Thrones" Spoilers Ahead
We've seen a bit of the House of Black and White in a few trailers -- and know Arya's storyline will feature prominently in "Game of Thrones" Season 5, episode 2 -- and the clip shown on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" further teases what Arya will find behind the temple's doors. Arya used the coin and the phrase "Valar Morghulis" given to her by Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) during Season 2 to gain passage to Braavos. "The new season for Arya is totally different to what we've seen before. She's in a totally new location, and you see the doors were black and white, and ... anyone who's read the books will know that's a really exciting place for her to be," Williams said on "Kimmel."
Williams said she has not read the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels by George R.R. Martin underlying "Game of Thrones," but that she has a good idea of what's going to happen to her character and the general plot of the television show. "I ask a lot of people, and I Google it," the actress said. Martin's novels and the HBO series are telling the story of Westeros differently, which caused a bit of confusion as to how she played the character, she said. Meanwhile, Williams said fans can expect to see Arya in two new outfits during "Game of Thrones" Season 5.
In other clips, Williams talks about how she was cast for "Game of Thrones" at the age of 12 and the interesting experience of watching episodes with her grandmother. As the actress said, it seems like you're never old enough to watch the show. On "Jimmy Kimmel Live," she also shared why she learned how to use a sword with her left hand.
British Queen Elizabeth II's meeting of the "Game of Thrones" cast was a big deal for its members last year, and Williams shared what that experience was like, including the way the monarch shakes hands.
"Game of Thrones" Season 5 premieres on HBO April 12 at 9 p.m. EDT.