Most of you know that Alfie Allen’s sister is pop singer Lily Allen, who claimed a few weeks ago that Game of Thrones wanted her to play the sister of Alfie Allen’s character, Theon Greyjoy, which is gross because Alfie Allen tried to sleep with his sister on Game of Thrones. Alfie Allen, however, claimed that was completely untrue and implied that his sister was full of sh*t.
It may run in the family.
Turns out, Alfie and Lily also have a famous father (in Britain, anyway). His name is Keith Allen, and he’s a successful “presenter” in the UK, or what we like to call a “host.” He has revealed to The Radio Times that he may soon be joining the cast of Game of Thrones playing a slave who leads a rebellion “like Spartacus.” “Every scene is a bloodbath,” he said. “Frankly I think I’m cut out for that.”
True? I don’t know. Maybe.
What’s is true is that he originally auditioned to play Theon’s on-screen father, Balon Greyjoy, a role he didn’t get. What probably isn’t true is the reason, he says, he didn’t get the part. He claims that he deliberately blew his audition because he didn’t want the role, because he found it “a bit cheesy, a bit obvious.”
Uh huh. Sure. There’s a lot of things you could say about Balon Greyjoy — sh*tty father, chief among them — but cheesy and obvious? That’s a stretch. I think it’s more likely that Keith Allen just had a sh*t audition.
Source: Radio Times