BREAKING NEWS TOKYO (AP) — “Game of Thrones” star @Maisie_Williams
wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it’s
the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in Japan.
spoke Friday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, made famous in “The
Cove,” a 2009 Oscar-winning film that documented the dolphin hunt and
starred Ric O'Barry, the dolphin trainer for the “Flipper” TV series.
Williams is the latest celebrity trying to save dolphins. Others include Brian May of Queen, Sting and Daryl Hannah.
hopes her influence on social media, with 4 million Instagram
followers, will help educate people about Taiji, including Japanese.
global ambassador for O'Barry’s Dolphin Project campaign, says only a
handful of Taiji fishermen are benefiting from the practice.
Apparently you auditioned for Jon Snow but got a completely different Snow instead. What do you think the producers saw in you to carry such a disturbing character? I’m not entirely sure. People often ask me this and I simply don’t have an answer to it. I’ve never played a role like this before and I approached it like any other role I would have. By finding the truth of the person you’re trying to portray and trying to deliver good acting. But more often, to avoid tripping over my sword!
The whole battle scene was so much fun in some ways, and so arduous in others. I don’t doubt this is one of the tougher things to film on TV. Just the nature of the location work can be brutal. And I’m always in the mud. [Laughs] Everyone else gets a nice warm castle, and I’m somewhere in a field getting trodden on by horses.
“Teenage years are the time you make your mistakes. It’s what shapes you into being a good adult. It’s very difficult to make those honest mistakes that every teenager makes when you’re in a position that you can’t make mistakes.”