Game of Thrones attempted to up its incest factor a little further by trying to cast Lily Allen, for an intimate scene with her real-life brother, Alfie Allen. And, according to Lily in her Reddit AMA, her approximate reaction was, “Ew, yuck, no no no.” Because DUH. The show might be able to get away with the tons of incestuous sexy times that go down on the regular. But casting Lily as Theon Greyjoy’s sister, Yara, would officially cross over into actual, non-fictitious incest territory. And can you just imagine how silent the car ride home would have been after shooting their scenes together?
“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 shit. Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks.”
I’d like to imagine that that “no thanks” was said a lot more intensely than Lily wrote it. Because I’m completely uninvolved and even I don’t know if I want to vomit or cry. Although, if I imagine Lily and her brother in that scenario any longer, I might do both.
My biggest question is isn’t it anyone’s job to tell the producers to slow their rolls when casting ideas like this pop up? Or, at least, wasn’t there one solitary human in the room who has a sibling? Because that would have done the trick at shooting this idea way, way down. But, if there wasn’t, allow me to do so right now: RELAX guys. There’s plenty of fictional incest sex to go around on this show; there’s no need to drag actual siblings into this mess.