Yara Greyjoy had quite the introduction on Game of Thrones, having had a handsy reunion with her brother Theon. For Gemma Whelan, the audition to land the part was even more uncomfortable.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, the actress hilariously recalled auditioning for the show and doing the scene where Theon (Alfie Allen) is “working away” on his sister, not knowing who she is. It turns out, originally, it was written as the opposite, with Yara “worrying” on her brother’s genitals.
Laughing, Whelan said, “I had to do that in my audition, on a chair, sort of looking straight ahead, very, very dramatically with just one casting director in a room and a very sort of ashamed cameraman go, ‘That’s not how you do it.'”
As Whelan discussed Alfie Allen’s hands-on scene, comedian Jack Whitehall pointed out that Alfie star Michael Caine was in their presence.
“I don’t remember being in this show,” joked Caine.
Game of Thrones returns July 16. Watch the video above.
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