Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) took to zap2it to discuss Reek, Winterfell and his good friends, The Boltons.
On returning to the set of Winterfell, Alfie says:
“It’s crazy. Winterfell was sort of burned down by me — by the character Theon — at the end of Season 2. … It’s been cool going back to Winterfell this year. There’s a relationship with a certain someone that happens, and it’s been an absolute joy to work with this person.”
We can’t wait to see what’s going to happen this season, since winter may finally be coming back to House Stark.
On the Boltons grotesque nature:
“The Boltons are definitely emerging as a superpower within the ‘Game of Thrones’ world. They’re just so at ease and almost regal about the way they treat people and the way they just are. I mean, their banner is a skinned man, for Christ’s sake. They’re not the nicest bunch of people, but they’re completely at ease in that fact, which kind of makes it interesting to watch.
Despite Theon’s betrayal of the Starks, Alfie doesn’t view his character as a “bad guy”:
“I never really saw him as a villain. I think that’s an HBO trait with a lot of their shows is there’s never any good or bad characters. Everybody’s got their own sort of motivations or path that they want to go down, and I would say that Theon’s one of more human characters in the show rather than just a villain who makes mistakes,” he says. “I would not really put him down as a villain, but I would definitely not put him down as a good guy either. He’s just a normal human being who makes mistakes.”
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** SPOILERS FOR S5E4 “SONS OF THE HARPY” and S5E5 “KILL THE BOY” to FOLLOW! **
Fans both Sullied and Unsullied alike were shocked when the Sons of the Harpy ambushed Dany’s army leading to an epic and bloody scrap in the streets of Meereen. They were more shocked when Game of Thrones killed yet another character who is still breathing in A Song of Ice and Fire.
As it turns out, so was actor Ian McElhinney who even went as far as to ask to the writers to spare Barristan.
“I did talk to them about it. I gave some arguments of my own why I thought Barristan was kind of important in Daenerys’ story, important enough that he should stay in Daenerys story, and he didn’t… It’s their call at the end of the day, so you kind of have to accept whatever the decision is, but I did certainly sort of ask them further about it.“
McElhinney told HuffingtonPost that he still respects the writers decision.
“At the end of the day, it’s up to Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff]. Their decision was a lot of what happens to Daenerys in this series is sort of predicated a bit on what happens to Barristan, so there you go. It’s their call at the end of the day, so you kind of have to accept whatever the decision is, but I did certainly sort of ask them further about it.“
HuffingtonPost also sat down with Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson for his thoughts on the climactic scene:
“It was like a mix of excitement and fear. I was excited because I was going to get to do another fight … and also there’s a slight fear of, you know, I don’t know what happens at the end. I was reading it like, I don’t know how this is gonna end, you know? It was left on a cliffhanger.”
It looks like we wait until tomorrow night to officially find out the full fates of our soldiers but assuming that was Barristan’s last stand, he did indeed die a knight.
Head on over to HuffingtonPost for the full interview and let us know what you thought in the comments below!