The amount of goodwill for most of the Game of Thrones actors is off the charts. But Maisie Williams has been one of the series' most beloved performers since her viral reaction to the Red Wedding back in 2013, and she's keeping the streak going.
On Sunday night (Apr. 24), the Arya Stark actress, now 19 years old, dropped by a little viewing party at UCLA after putting out feelers on Twitter:
It led to some amazing fun at a film student couple's apartment. In a series of Instagram captions, Williams explained:
"I wanted to find some unsuspecting fans and surprise them with drinks and snacks before the premiere episode tonight...I found a couple, Mark and Kate, film students, who were throwing a party at their apartment, with a few friends. So at 8pm we left the hotel to go get snacks. We saw (on Twitter) that Mark and Kate had already made Game of Thrones themed snacks, and decorated their apartment, but who doesn't love extra popcorn and crisps? ... We could hear the party inside so we had to be REALLY quiet! Firstly, I met Mark. The buzzer was broken so Mark came down to let us in. After exhaling a 'HOLY SHIT!', we hugged it out and he helped us inside. Mark and I devised a cunning plan. He would enter first declaring that they had won the GoT swag (this was a ploy we made up to throw people off the scent) and I would follow after hoping and praying that everyone would actually recognise me. My favourite part is how excited they sound to win the swag, little did they know, I was just around the corner... They had the coolest Game of Thrones decorations, but this was my favourite. My money's on dead, it seems I'm outnumbered. I went there to surprise them with snacks, but when I got there, I found myself trying one of every single snack they had made. They were catching up on the last episode of Season 5 when I went in, and we all giggled nervously as we took pictures during the famous 'shame' scene. I had the most amazing time, everyone was so welcoming and excited... Thanks to Mark, Kate and company for having us in your lovely flat. Enjoy the rest of Season 6. Ps. Thanks for the dragon egg cookies, they were THA BOMB"
Check out a selection of pics, or see 'em all on Maisie Williams' Instagram.