Oh, how cute – Lily Allen’s brother Alfie plays Theon Greyjoy in “Game of Thrones,” and she almost played his sister! Wait. This is “Game of Thrones.” That would have been horrible and borderline illegal.
In her Reddit AMA, the British pop star says she was offered the role of Yara Greyjoy, Theon’s older sister. Fans will recall that when Yara was introduced in the second season, Theon, who hadn’t seen his sister since childhood, tried to get to third base with her on the back of a horse. Allen wisely declined to play the scene with her real brother.
“I’ve been asked to do a Game of Thrones cameo,” she wrote. “They asked me if I’d be interested in playing Theon’s sister, and I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and shit. Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks. I would be open to doing a musical cameo like Sigur Ros, though.”
Wise move, Lily Allen. And to the ‘Game of Thrones’ team: Get a grip. Dragons aren’t real, and incest shouldn’t be, either.