Earlier this year, Maisie Williams started dyeing her hair a rainbow of fun colors. As you might expect, it was just after filming her very last scene of Game of Thrones that the actress tried bubblegum pink, then smoky lilac, and then bubblegum pink again. It was a way to signify that she was ready to take a bit of a hiatus from acting, and distance herself from her most iconic character, Arya Stark.
"I dyed it because I didn’t want to work,” Williams told Rolling Stone back in March. "I’ve battled my whole adolescence with trying to put a stamp on my appearance, but also be a blank canvas as an actor.”
But on Sunday night at the Emmys, Williams arrived clearly ready to act again with her hair dyed a color that's much closer to her natural chocolate-brown hue. What's more, she choose to style it into an Arya-esque bob with bangs.
"We wanted to take Maisie in a more mature direction as she is exploring new roles now that Game of Thrones has come to an end," her hairstylist Ryan Richman, who used Dove Hair products, said in an email. "The first step was changing her hair color from pink to a natural brunette.”
Fans on Twitter Immediately started freaked out over the new look for Williams, who had kept up her pink hair through the summer.