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Maisie Williams Reveals She Was 'Indoctrinated' By Her Father

Maisie Williams Reveals She Was 'Indoctrinated' By Her Father

Maisie Williams opened up about her traumatic childhood and the pain she still carries from her relationship with her father.

The 25-year-old Game of Thrones actress revealed that, “I, as a young child before the age of, like, eight, had quite a traumatic relationship with my dad. And I don’t really want to go into it too much because it affects my siblings and my whole family.”

“But that really consumed a lot of my childhood. Ever since I can remember I’ve really struggled sleeping,” she told the Diary of a CEO podcast

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“I was indoctrinated in a way. I think that’s why I’m obsessed with cults. I get it. I get it,” Maisie said. “I was in a child cult against my mother. … So, I really was fighting it in the beginning.”

Maisie said that once the family was free of her father, her whole “world flipped on its head.”

“Even though all these things that I was feeling, I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m so glad I don’t have to see my dad anymore.’ It still was, like, against everything that I had ever known to be true,” she admitted.

Yet still, she isn’t “free” from the past. “There’s never an end destination for that freedom. And it comes from within. When are you going to let yourself be free from the pain?”

Maisie recently decided to change her look and shave her head.

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