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Maisie Williams Gets Candid About Her Mental Health Journey

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There are more dragons: Game of Thrones Season 8 theory suggests Drogon isn't the last one of its kind

Just a few weeks after her close friend and co-star Sophie Turner opened up about her mental health, the Game of Thrones star is sharing her own struggles in a new interview.

It's the last season of "Game of Thrones", but so far I think we can all agree that this season really hasn't been the show's greatest - that is, unless you're Emilia Clarke. As Williams' fictional character has grown up and changed, the 22-year-old actress's personal love life has also been heating up in new directions. I went through a huge period of my life where I'd tell myself every day that I hated myself.

'When I starting digging in and figuring out why I said those things, actually it was nothing to do with myself.

"I still lay in bed at like eleven o'clock at night telling myself all the things I hate about myself".

Maisie referenced her boyfriend in this April interview, but she's describing the moment when she first read the script, not current times.

She said that as much as she tried it is "impossible to turn a blind eye" to turn a blind eye to social media.

It is not just that, but fans have also noticed that the newly redesigned opening credits sequence of the show carries what appears to be an image of a large dragon, which could be Drogon and three smaller dragons which could be the now grown up babies. "But the more that we talk about it and the more that we help one another, I think that's really important".

While Maisie was attached to boyfriend Ollie Jackson for over a year, the two haven't been seen together since last summer, nor does she still follow him on Instagram.

Maisie continued, "I think there was a period of time where I was very sad and then I came out of that, and now it's just really terrifying that you're ever going to slip back into it".

When I do feel myself going down a rabbit hole, it gets to a point where you're nearly craving something negative so you can sit in a hole of sadness. That's still something that I'm really working on because I think that's' really hard. It's really weird the way that it starts to consume you'.

And while things have gotten better, she wants people to know that just like everyone else, she isn't flawless. It's more: "Why do you make yourself feel this way?" There's still a journey, I think.

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