Games of Thrones' Maisie Williams starts driving lessons - photos

Published Friday, May 16 2014, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams can handle a horse like a pro but when it comes to driving a car she's very much a beginner.

The 17-year-old actress, who plays feisty Arya Stark in the hit series, has just begun driving lessons not only because she's a bit tired of taking the bus, but because it will allow her to audition for way more roles.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams takes driving lessons with RED Driving School, May 2014

© RED Driving School

"I have been sent through so many scripts where my character drives and it's been such a heart-breaking moment when I realise I can't go for it," she said.

"Passing and having the confidence to drive will open up so many more doors for me."

Maisie spends time filming Game of Thrones abroad, but she is taking lessons with RED Driving School in the UK.

Despite more than six million of us watching her wielding a sword, being sassy and showing off incredible confidence for her age on Game of Thrones, it turns out Maisie is just like us when it comes to driving lessons with her instructor Dave.

"I talk to myself quite a lot and when things get stressful I just tell myself to breathe," she said, adding it's exactly the same as what she does on the Thrones set to calm her nerves.

"It's similar to acting because you've got to be in control of yourself at all times and it's important to keep relaxed."

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams takes driving lessons with RED Driving School, May 2014

© RED Driving School

And what would Arya think of Maisie's driving? "I think she'd love to drive a car," said Maisie. "Maybe that way she would have been home in time to save her family!"

If only…

Even though Maisie is a bona fide star thanks to her Thrones fame, she won't be splashing out on a fancy sports car when she passes her test.

"I know nothing about cars! People ask what car I want to get and I reply, a blue one. I don't want to get anything too fancy because insurance for young drivers is crazy and I'd rather have something that I can chill out a little bit in the first year."

Sensible girl!

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