Recent disclosures by Maisie Williams about her difficult connection with her father, who she claims “indoctrinated” her into a “child cult” against her mother, have been well received.
On the “Diary of a CEO” podcast, the Game of Thrones actress shared these revelations with host Steven Bartlett.
Williams remembers finding out that her mother “escaped” her father when she was just four months old, but she didn’t want to get into too much detail.
About Maisie Williams
When Maisie Williams was chosen to play Arya Stark in Game of Thrones at the age of 12, she experienced enormous professional success.
However, she recently disclosed that up until that point, her upbringing had been marked by a series of terrible experiences that had a lasting negative influence on her mental health.
She initially discussed her family and her relationship with her divorced father when she made an appearance on a recent episode of Steven Bartlett’s The Diary of a CEO.
Williams stated that although her mother “escaped” her father when Williams was only four months old, she didn’t end contact with him until she was eight years old as a result of several traumatic events.
She did, however, observe that the “pain” and “fear” she felt at that young age gave her the impression that she was being “indoctrinated” into a “child cult” because it took her a long time to understand how terrible that behavior was.
What happened to Maisie Williams?
Maisie Williams, in a recent interview, opened up about her traumatic relationship with her father in her childhood.
She was pushed to tears as she explained the situation she had to deal with. As a young child below 8 years, she faced a painful relationship with her father.
Maisie Williams’ relationship with her father
“My childhood was really overtaken by that. I’ve had a lot of trouble falling asleep ever since I can remember,” the actor continued.
“I believe that I was unaware of the errors of many of the traumatic events that were taking place. But I was aware. I used to wonder why other kids didn’t appear to comprehend my sorrow, worry, or fear as I would peer around at them. When will I experience delight, and where is it?”
She said, “I had that feeling of impending doom and I didn’t know how to make that go away,” while breaking down in tears.
There comes a time in your youth when events can hinder or permanently change who you will become.
Maisie Williams’ love for her father
The actor did, however, explain that she had a peculiar loyalty to her father and was perplexed as to why she was being kept apart from him.
Even after all this, she said, “I still wanted to fight and say these things aren’t wrong, you’re just trying to take me away from my dad and that’s wrong.” “In a sense, I was indoctrinated.
That, I believe, explains my obsession with cults. I understand it because I’m like, I got it. I belonged to a child cult.