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"Game Of Thrones" star Maisie Williams opens up about her father's childhood trauma

"Game Of Thrones" star Maisie Williams opens up about her

Actress Maisie Williams recently broke down in tears as she spoke about her traumatic relationship with her father. The Game Of Thrones star opened up about her upbringing before finding fame as Arya Stark in the HBO series at the age of 12. Maisie grew up in Somerset, England with her mother Hilary and three siblings and has opened up about her relationship with her father for the first time.

Speaking about her childhood on The Diary Of An CEO podcast and the 'traumatic' things she experienced during her childhood, Maisie said she went through a lot of scares.

"Well, I, as a small child before the age of 8, had a traumatic relationship with my father. And I don't want to go into it too much because it affects my siblings and my whole family. Ever since I can remember , I had a lot of trouble sleeping. I think a lot of the traumatic things that were going on, I didn't realize were wrong. But I did, I would look around at other kids and say, 'Why don't they seem to understand this pain or fear? Where does joy come, when does it come to me?" I had this feeling of impending doom and I didn't know how to shake it off. There's a period of your childhood when things can get in the way or change forever who you're going to become. When I was about eight years old, there was a pretty complex series of events that happened, but basically she had reached her peak and I was in school and I was really struggling. A teacher took me to the staff room. She asked me what happened, she said 'are you hungry?' and I said 'yes'. They were asking the right questions."

Maisie, who has been open about her mental health issues, said that although she was relieved to no longer have to see her father, she still struggled with conflicting feelings.

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