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Maisie Williams talks Jon Snow's fate on 'Game of Thrones'

"People are really hurt by it, but that's what this show does," the actress said.

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Annie Martin
Maisie Williams at the London premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' on December 15, 2014. The actress discussed Jon Snow's fate on 'Game of Thrones' this week. File photo by Paul Treadway/UPI
Maisie Williams at the London premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' on December 15, 2014. The actress discussed Jon Snow's fate on 'Game of Thrones' this week. File photo by Paul Treadway/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- Maisie Williams was heartbroken by Jon Snow's fate on Game of Thrones.

The 18-year-old English actress, who portrays Arya Stark on the HBO series, discussed Snow's (Kit Harington) apparent death on the season 5 finale in an interview with People. Williams was saddened by the plot twist, but isn't hopeful about the character's return.

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"We did the SAG [Awards] and things knowing that we're not gonna be with Kit again," she told the magazine. "People are really hurt by it, but that's what this show does. If you haven't learned that by now, well, I can't help you."

"We saw him get stabbed a lot in the chest. I think that's pretty clear," she responded when asked if there is a chance the character will return. "If it makes you feel better, then yes, there's hope," she added with a skeptical look.

Game of Thrones fans shocked by Snow's death keep hope the character will survive by Melisandre's (Carice van Houton) magic or as a White Walker. Harington was recently spotted with long hair à la Snow, but Williams told E! News the style doesn't prove anything.

"I think people are trying to be very positive about this, like, 'It's fine. He's coming back. He's totally coming back, right? He's going to come back,'" she related. "I'm like, 'I don't think so. I'm very sorry!' I don't know, maybe he wanted to keep the hair in the end."

"We saw him get stabbed like five times in the chest," she pointed out. "I think he's gone. I mean, I could be wrong, but I really don't think so. And people are like, 'He's going to come back as a White Walker!' I'm like, 'Really, we'd bring back Jon Snow as a White Walker?!'"

Game of Thrones is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin, and will return in 2016. Harington himself told Entertainment Weekly he's not coming back, but Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clarke told MTV News there is a "50/50" chance.

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