Alfie Allen continues to promise more “Greyjoy action” next season and shares his thoughts on Sansa’s wedding night, Theon’s moral ambiguity and Game of Thrones‘ less-than-cheery outlook on life. Additionally, Entertainment Weekly has shared another season 6 interview tease with viewers today, this one featuring Lena Headey.
Alfie Allen sat down with Junkee to discuss season 6. Though he was evasive about even basic plot details (which interviewer, Sinead Stubbins describes as “mildly annoying) he did have a lot to say about the characters and events of past seasons.
“Theon is one of the more human characters on the show, he makes mistakes and that’s definitely a universal theme in anyone’s life,” he said. “I think that’s a HBO trait with their shows; there’s never really a goodie or a baddie, it’s always in the grey area. I think that that’s very true to Theon and Reek’s storyline, and a lot of storylines that are in it now. I’m so happy to still be in it.”
When asked about Sansa’s controversial wedding night (which Allen says he really doesn’t like “to get into or talk about”), Allen said that it was a horrible day on set and that Iwan Rheon was “definitely losing sleep over it” but that he felt the scene was “very delicately handled and if it can be beautifully done, then it was beautifully done. What you don’t see is more scary in a way, what you leave to the imagination can definitely be more frightening.”
Allen did promise “more Greyjoy action” next season, though when asked how the ironborn presence will affect Theon, Allen’s answer was far from optimistic.
“I think there was a scene in [season 3] when my father just basically disowns me because there’s no possibility of me carrying on the bloodline so there’s no reason for him to even want to have me anymore … What a cold world it is! But in the world of Game of Thrones you know, it’s love, power, dragons and… not so much love.”
When asked about the show’s relentless bleakness, Allen said, “I guess that’s the beauty of it. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside one second and the next you’re literally like, ‘Oh my god.’” He used the final scene between Jaime and Myrcella as a perfect example of show’s capacity for tonal shifts. “It is relentlessly bleak, but it gives you warm butterflies sometimes.”
In an interview with Stuff, Allen discussed Theon’s penectomy, a pivotal turning point in his character’s arc which took place three seasons ago but is still one of the major talking points of the show.
“That would humble any man, really, wouldn’t it? But his only point of authority, really, was in the bedroom when he was at Winterfell the whole time so, then, to have that taken away reduced him to nothing.”
Allen reiterated his promise for “more Greyjoy action,” proposing the hashtag #Greyjoyful for season 6, and hinted at the “continuation of the Sansa/Theon storyline” with a rye smile.
Earlier today, David Benioff and D.B Weiss discussed the show’s biggest battle yet with Entertainment Weekly, and now the magazine has a few words from Lena Headey about the new season.
“It’s probably her most interesting season,” Headey tells EW. “She really has nothing to lose and she has everything to gain from a horrible position she finds herself in.”
And where does she stand with her brother/lover? The actress says, “Her relationship with Jaime is at an all-time weird level.” According to EW, she further says, “It’s juicy, and it’s so f–king dark.”
I’m not sure how it can get any weirder when you’re already dating your brother, but it sounds exciting!