The Berlin film festival unveils its selection of Shooting Stars, who are highlighted as the best new talent in Europe. Helena Williams reports.
They could be big names in the future. Ten young actors handpicked for the Berlin festival's perennial Shooting Stars event, which showcases rising talent. But one of the selection may seem a little familiar. Maisie Williams is known to millions around the world as Arya Stark in the hit HBO series 'Game of Thrones'. SOUNDBITE Actress Maisie Williams, saying (English): "Being at the film festival feels quite…You feel quite special, beca use people are like: "Oh, you're a Shooting Star" so…It feels quite nice in that sense and it gives you like just a different view on this whole industry and yeah, it's been an amazing opportunity for us both. All of us." She has been a known face since 2011 and unlike the other Shooting Stars, she's had to cope with the fame that's come with the series' global success... And obsessed fans asking questions about the show. SOUNDBITE Actress Maisie Williams, saying (English): "That's probably not the most frustrating, because if you're in a rush or something like that these people kind of have like, one question and they're a big fan and they, they say: "What's happening in the new series?" And I'm like, you could have asked anything and I can't answer that and I feel really bad because I've got to go now so.." So, it looks like fans will have to sit tight until season five comes out in April to find out what becomes of Arya Stark and their other 'Game of Thrones' favourites.