For a show that is as violent and sex-filled as Game of Thrones, there will always be detractors who are critical of the show’s effect on its youngest cast members. One of the characters who draws the most ire is Arya Stark, portrayed by Maisie Williams. Arya is looking more and more like a budding child serial killer, leaving some to worry about young, impressionable Maisie’s psyche being damaged. But how young is Maisie, really?

Maisie Williams is actually 17 years old, almost an adult, so she’s not that young, and probably not too impressionable. Maisie was born on April 15, 1997, and seems very well-adjusted to us, so we don’t think she’s in for a lifetime of therapy due to her depiction of psychopath Arya (Arya, however, could definitely use some therapy). In fact, Maisie has recently started taking driving lessons, reminding us all that she’s no child IRL.

So how does Maisie’s age stack up against her big sis on the show? While Sansa looks to be a few year older than Arya, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, is only a year older than Maisie. No wonder these two are so close! And for all you Arya/Gendry shippers out there, Gendry’s portrayer Joe Dempsie is 26, so he’s a still a little old for 17-year-old Maisie if you ask us. Maybe once they grow up...