Marsay says she received waves of abuse after playing the Waif

Game of Thrones actress Faye Marsay has revealed that she has quit social media after receiving waves of abuse following her portrayal of the Waif.

Marsay played the Waif opposite Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark during season five and season six; Marsay has now had to quit Facebook after viewers became angry about her character’s behaviour towards Williams’ Arya.

According to Digital Spy, the actress revealed the news after speaking at a press conference this week, stating her dislike of social media since taking on the role, adding that some people want to know a little bit too much.

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She said: “I got a lot of shit after Game of Thrones but people were also really nice. I’ve had people trying to figure out who I’m in a relationship with and all that shit.”

She continued, “I was a teenager in the ’90s. I didn’t get a mobile phone until I was 15, so for me, this shit scares me as well,” she said. “I remember the ’90s and nothing was that intrusive.”

She added: “I’ve just come off Facebook three days ago. But I’ll go to check it and be like, ‘f**king hell, I’m not on that anymore’, and thank god I’m not. It’s terrifying, social media, it terrifies me.”

Marsay will appear in season three of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror which is set to air on Netflix on October 21.