Lily Allen Turned Down Incestuous Cameo in ‘Game of Thrones’

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Singer Lily Allen apparently had a chance to appear in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” but she had a reason for turning it down — incest. 

Producers wanted Allen to play the role of Yara Greyjoy, Theon’s sister, but Theon is played by her actual brother, Alfie Allen.

“I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and shit,” Allen said in a Reddit AMA. “Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks.”

Allen did say she would be open to a musical cameo, like Sigur Ros did for the Purple Wedding.

The scene in question happened during a season two episode, “The Night Remembers,” in which Theon suggestively caresses his sister (who was actually played by Gemma Whelan) while riding behind her on horseback. However, it’s not until later that he actually finds out they’re siblings.

The fourth season of “Game of Thrones” is currently airing on HBO.

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  1. Aidan says:

    Glad she wasn’t involved or included in any GoT episodes. Would have been interesting though.

  2. Dar says:

    “grow a pair”?

    What are you 10?

    So I should accept twisted thinking sot hat I can “grow a pair”?

    Now if you and your sibling want to act out erotic scenes, then fine.

  3. Xybernauts says:

    I think the part of this story that makes what the producers proposed “degenerate” is the aspect of the casting decision that involves the fictional incest to occur between two people who are siblings in real life. In case you didn’t put two and two together, this means we would have seen ACTUAL incest occur onscreen. So I agree with Dar. I cant imagine what the producers were thinking.

  4. Paramount Employee says:

    What’s the harm? It’s not like she can touch anything since it’s already been CUT OFF!

  5. tony says:

    Not a cameo character.

  6. That makes absolutely no sense. If you’re playing a rapist, you’r not actually raping someone. In this case though, she would have actually been felt up and fondled by her real brother, for real.

  7. Gaspar says:

    Theon Sister’s name is Asha, not Yara, producers didn’t read books…

    • Andrew says:

      “Asha” sounds too close to “Osha”. I think changing the name is fair enough when it’s only heard, not read.

  8. nycrn says:

    Her BROTHER!?

  9. Angie says:

    That’s taking it too far now, Game of Thrones producers.

  10. FSN Global 's Rick Fox says:

    Reblogged this on Global News Now.

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