Maisie Williams Gets Candid About Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Maisie Williams Gets Candid About Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Maisie Williams is opening up about how she views herself.

The 23-year-old Game of Thrones star spoke out in an interview with Glamour about her experience with acting.

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“I’d never trained to be an actor and because I started when I was really young, I didn’t really feel I was in the acting crowd. I’ve definitely felt like an outsider,” she admitted.

“I think even being an actress for over a decade now, I still have imposter syndrome. Where you’re asking yourself, ‘Oh, is this really what I’m supposed to be doing? Am I actually going to do this for the rest of my life?’” she continued.

“Maybe I should just stop overthinking everything and start just doing you, right? But instead I’m sitting in my bed, thinking, ‘Maybe no one wants me. Maybe I shouldn’t go out, maybe I shouldn’t leave the house.’”

She went on to explain what helped to motivate her: a group of friends who gave her a sense of belonging.

“I felt I was doing something that other people were doing my age and I felt normal for the first time. I fitted somewhere, and I guess that was just a really amazing moment for me, because I’d always felt like I was outside looking in,” she said.

“I just wanted to allow myself to be freer. I used to be just so neurotic and overthink everything,”

She also gave her younger self some advice: “She would probably say ‘You don’t know anything. Shut up. You don’t know me.’”

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