Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, knows how to keep tight-lipped when it comes to the ending of HBO's popular series, but she's also well-versed in the art of throwing shade at Donald Trump.
Jimmy Kimmel asked the actress if she knew how many episodes there would be this season, and Williams responded, "I don't know if they've said. I know how many there are, but I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you guys how many there are."
The late show host confirmed the actors must live in fear of revealing confidential information concerning the show. "Absolutely," she said.
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"Have you read all the scripts? Do you know everything that's going on?" he persisted.
With a cherubic grin, the 20-year-old confirmed, "I do, I know the end of Game of Thrones," as the studio audience cheered.
Wanting to know more details, Kimmel pressed his guest to confirm the knowledge of multiple scripts written for the finale.
Now, the president of HBO said there were gonna be multiple fake endings shot and multiple fake scripts. How do you know you know the ending to the show?
Williams told Kimmel she had heard about the tactic but doubted it would be plausible due to logistics.
"I immediately thought, 'I don't think we've got the budget to shoot lots of different endings,'" she said.
"Well, he's the president. So he would know if he had the money or not," challenged Kimmel.
Without missing a beat, she swiftly responded.
But, as we know some presidents don't always tell the truth.
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You don't have to read between the lines to know that that was a direct dig at Donald Trump.
The actress took aim at Trump before, prior to his inauguration. In July 2016, she hawked the Trump Cushion – which was a whoopie cushion emblazoned with Donald's face on it.
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As it turns out, Trump wound up doing some good. At least indirectly. Proceeds from the cushion went to a number of charities, including: Greenpeace, International Medical Corps and CND.
The Trump Cushion website stated its mission:
All proceeds from the sale of the Trump Cushion go to causes that stand to be affected should Donald become the next leader of the free world.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to air in early 2019.
Until then, we'll just have to make up our own ending.
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