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Why talent carries you further than fame
You'd never know from her transformation into the death-dealing Arya Stark on "Game of Thrones" that Maisie Williams' childhood dream was to become a professional dancer. In this personal talk, she maps out the winding path that took her from dance lessons and local talent competitions to the world's most popular TV show. The lesson she learned along the way? That talent, strategic collaboration and a healthy skepticism for showbiz gatekeepers can take an aspiring artist a long way. "If there's one thing I've learned," she says, "it's that there truly is a place for everyone."