Big birthday wishes go out to “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams. The woman better known as Arya Stark — aka the easiest Stark to cheer for — turns 17 today (April 15).
In honor of Maisie’s big day, here’s a list of 17 reasons why the world has fallen in love with her. By the end of the article, you likely will have too.
1. Maisie Williams is adorable.
2. Her character, Arya, isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
3. And neither is Maisie.
4. Arya is one of the few characters actually getting stuff done.
5. She and her onscreen sister, Sophie Turner, are real life best friends.
6. She knows how to make her fans feel better.
7. She loves animals.
8. She’s got a sense of humor about “Game of Thrones.”
9. And just in general.
10. Girl can dance.
11. And … sing?
12. She’s already a gorgeous fashionista.
13. And she’s got good taste.
14. She’s hilarious on social media.
15. She is so dedicated to the role of Arya she learned how to sword fight left-handed.
16. She’s grown up in front of the world.
17. And turned into a beautiful, mature and extremely intelligent young woman.
Happy 17th birthday, Maisie!