Game of Thrones is (finally!) almost back, and in between conversations of whether Jon Snow is really dead or not, we've been watching (and re-watching) teasers for season 6. Westeros is full of doom and gloom, which is why we were pleasantly surprised to see a new comedic GoT video that gave us a break from it all, but still gave us our fix.
In it, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the show, teamed up with Nylon magazine for a hidden-camera prank on unsuspecting fans. Aero Hobbies shop in Santa Monica, Calif., announced it would be doing a Game of Thrones giveaway. What patrons didn't know was Williams would be the one to pass along the merch, wearing an earpiece and taking directions from the Nylon team.
Williams sits behind the counter of the hobby shop pretending to be a cashier named Lorraine. Super fans recognize her immediately, but she has no idea what they're talking about.
"I recognize you from Game of Thrones, right?" one of them says.
"Oh, I've never seen Game of Thrones," Willams replies. "I heard it's a really good show."
Another fan tries to use an Arya Stark action figure as proof that Williams is, in fact, Williams.
"What? You think I'm this," she asks a fan, holding up an Arya Stark action figure. "This is a little boy."
"I'm so confused," the fan replies. "I don't know what's going on."
"This looks nothing like me!" Williams responds.
"I was thinking that I recognized you," Williams says to another fan who says he knows who she is. "Where do I know you from? Tinder?"
"Nope. I've never even heard of that," he says.
Things only get more ridiculous from there. The hobby shop patrons later learn there's another surprise in store for them. To win a Game of Thrones prize, they have to act out a scene from the show.
After that, the toys are theirs for the taking. "It's free. It's totally free," Williams explains. "Well, there's no money involved, but maybe some of your dignity?"
Soon, fans are on the floor pretending to be Joffrey during his poisoning scene, acting out Cersei's walk shame, and "flying" around the store like they're dragons.