You'd think most people would be thrilled at the chance of appearing on Game of Thrones, but British singer Lily Allen wasted no time in turning down the opportunity. Even though she would have had a fairly juicy role: she was offered the recurring character of Yara Greyjoy, daughter of Balon, Lord of the Iron Islands.
Now, if you know Allen's family background and how Game of Thrones is involved, you can probably already guess why she said no. As for me, I had no idea she was related to anyone on the show -- but now that I do, I absolutely, positively, one hundred percent agree that it would have been INSANELY awkward for her to take the role.
During an "Ask Me Anything" session with Reddit on Tuesday, Lily revealed that HBO producers had offered her the role of Yara Greyjoy. The only teeny, tiny problem with playing the part? Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, is Allen's real life brother.
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.’
Well, YEAH. GoT fans, I'm sure you remember the season 2 episode "The Night Remembers," when Theon rides horseback with Yara while sleazily fondling her -- only to eventually learn he'd been groping his own sister.
I can't even imagine what the producers were thinking by asking Allen if she was interested -- like, did they want the scene to feel more authentically incestuous, or something? At any rate, I'm not even remotely surprised Allen said no thanks … even though Yara is a pretty badass character.
On a scale of Yeesh to OMFG, how creepy would it have been to see the Allen siblings playing out that scene together?
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