‘Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Is Fed Up With Adults Who Underestimate Teens

04/08/2015 01:10 pm ET | Updated Apr 08, 2015

Maisie Williams might be on the cover of Dazed, but she is anything but confused when it comes to her self-actualization as a teenager.

"People think we're f--king stupid and we don't know anything about anything. It's really degrading," Williams told Dazed magazine for the publication's spring/summer 2015 issue. "I get a lot of adults who are like, 'You don’t know sh-t,' and it's like, 'You don’t know sh-t. You have no idea what it's like to be 17 years old.'"

The actress, who will turn 18 this month, hasn't necessarily had a typical adolescence. She has spent about the last five years growing up on the set of HBO's "Game of Thrones," playing the witty and beguiling Arya Stark. It's unsurprising that she is wise beyond her years and doesn't take her position as a young celebrity lightly.

"Whether I like it or not, I've become influential to people," she told Dazed. "I don't wanna be liked just because I’m pretty. That's f--king boring, and I'm not that. Lots of young people in the industry try to play it cool, but it just makes them look like arrogant [d--kheads]. I'd much rather be liked because people realize that I’m standing up for myself."

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