Credit: MARC HOM for EW

You’ll hardly recognize Arya in Game of Thrones this year — no more muddy brown tunic and boy-ish haircut! Now that the fan-favorite character has escaped Westeros, where she was traveling incognito disguised as a peasant boy for the past several seasons, the deadly Stark daughter received a radical makeover for her new life in Braavos.

Actress Maisie Williams told us she loves her new, more feminine look. “It’s very neutral, very plain, but clean! I have clean hair that actually moves,” Williams says. “I came onto the set and nobody recognized me.”

Williams is one of four Game of Thrones actors who grace the cover of this week’s EW. To see our epic cover photos of Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, check out our cover preview here. Or better yet: Pick up the whole issue with 30 pages covering Thrones past, present and future. For more Game of Thrones and breaking TV news intel, follow James at @jameshibberd

Maisie Williams
Credit: MARC HOM for EW

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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  • TV-MA
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • HBO
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