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Alfie Allen denied sister Lily's claims she was offered role to do incest scene with him on Game of Thrones

Alfie Allen denied sister Lily's claims she was offered role to do incest scene with him on Game of Thrones

Lily Allen said she'd been offered the role in Game of Thrones but turned it down

Alfie Allen denied his sister's claim that she'd been offered the opportunity to play his Game of Thrones character's sister.

Allen's turn as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series was the role that made him famous, though you may also know him as the guy who killed John Wick's dog and more recently seen him in SAS: Rogue Heroes.

If you'd been wondering whether he was any relation to the singer Lily Allen then you'd be right to think so, as he's her younger brother.

While Alfie played Theon in Game of Thrones the character's sister Yara (Asha in the books) was also a major figure, so you might have thought they'd ask his real life sister to play such a role.

According to Lily they did, as during an 'ask me anything' on Reddit in May 2014 she claimed she'd been offered the chance to appear in Game of Thrones.

Alfie had originally auditioned for the role of Jon Snow before landing the part of Theon, and Lily claimed she'd been approached about being in the show herself.

Lily Allen and her brother Alfie.
Danny Martindale/FilmMagic

She wrote: "I've been asked to do a Game of Thrones cameo, 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 s**t.

"Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks."

In the same comment she said she'd have been willing to make a musical cameo on the show.

Elsewhere in the AMA she said he was a 'gifted actor' and 'very proud of Alfie, who would go on to receive an Emmy nomination for his work on Game of Thrones in 2019.

She also said she'd been 'finding it very difficult to watch' the show, as at the time she did the AMA poor Theon had really been through it with torture at the hands of the villainous Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon).

However, the following month an interview her brother Alfie did with Vulture appeared to contest his sister's claims that she'd been offered the chance to be on Game of Thrones.

Alfie Allen and Gemma Whelan as brother and sister in Game of Thrones.

"I heard about this, yeah. The only thing I’m going to say on that is that it’s not true," he said at the time.

"And also that Gemma Whelan was always their first choice for the part. And she’s fantastic. And that’s the only thing I’m going to say about that."

Frankly it would have made Yara's debut episode more of a disturbing watch than it already was, as Whelan's character Yara Greyjoy gets felt up by her brother in her first episode.

Since this is Game of Thrones we should stress that Theon didn't know it was his sister at the time, as there are characters in the show who willingly got intimate with their siblings.

Had things gone differently Game of Thrones could have played host to another Allen family reunion on screen, as dad Keith said he'd been in for an audition to play Theon's dad Balon.

However, he'd claimed he deliberately 'did a bad audition' as he though it was 'a bit cheesy, a bit obvious' to be playing his own son's father.

Featured Image Credit: Danny Martindale/FilmMagic HBO

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Game of Thrones