Watch Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams Pull Off An Epic Knife Move Without CGI

Sep 19, 2017 |

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Game of Thrones features some of the most incredible fight sequences in the history of the small screen, ranging from bloody one-on-one showdowns to epic battles with soldiers being roasted alive by dragon fire. The most notable fights usually require a certain amount of CGI, but a new behind-the-scenes video for Game of Thrones Season 7 has revealed one knife trick that Maisie Williams herself was capable of without the assistance of CGI. In the training skirmish between Arya and Brienne at Winterfell, Arya pulled off an awesome twirl of the catspaw dagger, it was evidently all Maisie Williams. Take a look!


As it turns out, Arya’s mastery of the catspaw dagger wasn’t entirely tricks of the camera and/or handling by a stuntwoman. Maisie Williams managed to perfect the knife twirl that added a little extra note of badass to the scene of Arya and Brienne sparring at Winterfell. The move is even more impressive considering the fact that Williams herself is right-handed. She has trained to use her left hand in fighting because Arya in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series is a lefty. Many people aren’t able to do much precision work with their non-dominant hands, and Williams is easily flipping the training blade from one hand to the other. Way to go, Maisie Williams!

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