Maisie Williams Doesn't Think 'Anyone Is Going to Be Satisfied' When Game of Thrones Ends

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Helen Sloan, HBO

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has already begun planting the seeds for her post-Arya Stark life. The 21-year-old Bristol-born actress began a new venture in stage acting last year and recently developed an app called Daisie, a networking tool for those in the creative arts industry.

Even though Williams appears to have set herself up for a busy 2019 and beyond, she has admitted that moving on from Game of Thrones—a TV series she has been a part of for eight years—won't be an easy task.

“It's going to be really weird when it's done and every day it's a step closer to it not being a part of my life anymore," Williams recently told Sky News. "People are going to come up to me on the street and say 'Weren't you on that show?' and that's going to be bizarre."

Williams, who was cast in the epic HBO series when she was just 13 years old, went on to say that she doesn’t think anyone will be satisfied once the series is over after its final episode airs on May 19, 2019.

"I don't think anyone is going to be satisfied [when it ends]," she said. "I don't think anyone wants it to end, but I'm really proud of this final season. I've always felt ashamed to say things like that but I am."

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Even though she's immensely proud of the final season, Williams won’t be hosting any big send-off party like her co-star Kit Harington. Instead, Williams will likely choose a more laid-back way to say goodbye to the groundbreaking series.

"[It will] probably be me and my flatmate, and he's going to say 'well done,' and I'm going to go 'thanks, bedtime,'" Williams admitted.

The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on April 14, 2019.

How Much Are You Spending on Streaming Services? This Handy Calculator Can Tell You

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LightFieldStudios/iStock via Getty Images

With the recent debut of both Disney+ and Apple TV+, not to mention upcoming launches for HBO Max, NBC’s Peacock, and more, streaming services are officially coming for cable television’s throne—and might sneakily empty your bank account while they're at it.

While a monthly fee of $10 to $15 seems easy enough to justify if you’re willing to sacrifice a burrito bowl or fancy cocktail once a month, the little voice in the back of your head is probably whispering, “but it still adds up.” To find out just how much, MarketWatch created a calculator that will not only tell you how much you’re spending on streaming services every month; it’ll also add up the lifetime cost of all those entertainment expenses.

The calculator covers Netflix, CBS All Access, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Sling TV, Disney+, Apple TV+, and YouTube TV, and it also includes a whole host of add-ons that you might not even have realized were available. Through Amazon Prime, for example, you can subscribe to HBO, Showtime, and other premium channels—but there are also more niche options like Hallmark Movies Now and NickHits (with iCarly, The Fairly OddParents, and other Nickelodeon classics).

As you check off services and add-ons, you’ll see your monthly bill on the right side of the total box, and the lifetime cost—which accounts for 50 years of streaming, adjusted for inflation—will balloon before your eyes on the left side. Below that, there’s an even larger number labeled as the lifetime “true” cost, which estimates how much you would’ve made if you had invested that money instead.

For example: If you sign up for basic monthly subscriptions to Netflix and Disney+ for $9 and $7, respectively, your lifetime cost totals around $16,200. However, if you had opted to invest that money, the 50-year prediction sees you walking away with almost $74,000.

Having said that, it’s understandably hard to look that far into the future, especially when Disney+ is tempting you with the Lizzie McGuire series, Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian, and practically every beloved animated Disney movie from your childhood.

[h/t MarketWatch]

Hallmark Released Some Adorable Harry Potter Ornaments—Just In Time for Christmas

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Amazon

Even if you never received your letter of acceptance to Hogwarts on your 11th birthday, you can still add some magic to your Christmas tree this year with some Harry Potter Christmas ornaments from Hallmark. These pieces have more of a minimalist style than Hallmark's other Potter releases, which are modeled to look identical to the characters' movie counterparts. But with that simplicity comes a unique charm that is sure to be popular with Potterheads.

Shoppers can look for seven different ornaments, which include Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger in mid-flight, as well as Hedwig, the Sorting Hat, Dobby, and the Hogwarts Crest. Each one comes with a hanger, so is ready to be put on your Christmas tree as soon as its out of the packaging. You can find each one for $9 on Amazon—though be forewarned that Harry is currently out of stock (but you can find an equally adorable replacement Potter for $8).

If you can’t get enough wizarding gifts this holiday season, then check out our Harry Potter gift guide, which includes everything from magical cookbooks to chess sets.

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