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Lily Allen Turned Down a Game of Thrones Role Because She Wasn't into the Whole Incest Thing

By Cindy Davis | Industry | May 14, 2014 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | May 14, 2014 |


During her Reddit AMA yesterday, singer Lily Allen revealed she’d turned down the chance to do a Game of Thrones cameo alongside her brother Alfie, who plays tortured and broken Theon Greyjoy (aka Reek). The role would have required Lily to play Theon’s sister Yara (foolishly renamed from Asha, currently well-played by Gemma Whelan). For those who don’t remember, Theon and “Yara” were raised apart. When they meet as adults, Theon (not knowing who she is) tries to seduce Yara.

In Lily’s own words, “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.”


Um, I don’t know about y’all, but I’m pretty glad she turned it down. Pretend incest is bad enough without it being between a real brother and sister.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) wonders whose brilliant idea that was.



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