Maisie Williams Is Coming
Female Singapore|September 2020
Maisie Williams Is Coming
For Eight Years, The British Actress Was One Of Television's Most Beloved Sword-wielding, Baddie-slaying Teenage Anti-heroines. Her Next Big Act: Mutant, Producer, Champion For Up-and-coming Creatives And Possibly The Next Most Powerful Woman In Entertainment And The Arts. Keng Yang Shuen Gets An Exclusive Close-up.

Even among superheroes, the X-Men have long been a metaphor for growing up, fighting oppression and finding one’s own space within a society that hates and fears them. Perhaps you’ll find that those themes sound too familiar for comfort in 2020, given everything that’s been going on in the year so far.

The same themes are amplified in the upcoming (and long delayed) installment in the X-Men series, The New Mutants, released in cinemas recently. The film is a horror-tinged spin-off from that universe focusing on a younger set of superheroes-in-training. Among them: Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane, a teenage mutant with lycanthropic powers who – in a nutshell – was raised in an ultra-religious setting. (Her father was a reverend, strict to the point of abusive to correct any perceived “sins” so much so that he led an angry mob to hunt her down when her powers began to manifest.)

And few are as befitting to give depth to this complex and troubled character as the inimitable Maisie Williams, aka the British actress who – throughout her teenhood – won the world over playing anti-heroine Arya Stark in the HBO epic that was Game of Thrones (GOT).

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September 2020