Access Hollywood continues their countdown to Game of Thrones season 2 premiere, this time by talking to Alfie Allen in the pivotal role of Theon Greyjoy. Below is an excerpt without any spoilers. Make sure to click the link for the entire piece, but beware that it contains mild spoilers about the premise of Theon’s storyline in season 2.
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Access: The first lengthy trailer came out recently. People were so excited over seeing a Season 2 Theon. There was a lot of chatter and someone even turned you into an animated GIF using the brief glimpse of you with water being poured on your head.
Alfie: Oh yeah! They love that scene! They love it!
Access: Did you have any idea there would be that sort of reaction from a trailer?
Alfie: Not at all, not at all. What do you mean? What sort of reaction? Why? What’s happened with this?
Access: I’m seeing a lot of people online – particularly women – who are really, really, really excited over that brief glimpse. Are cougars reaching out with marriage proposals yet?
Alfie: Ha ha ha! That’s cool. I like that. I’m definitely a fan of that… It’s great. That shot is pretty beautiful and when we did it, David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] were just raving about it. They were just like, ‘It looks so good, Alf.’ So, I always knew that maybe — maybe — that was gonna get used for something. But I just want to see it in its entirety. I’m a fan. I want to see all of it. They just keep teasing people with it and I’m definitely feeling that frustration of ‘Come on! I want to see it!’
Hear Me Roar: I like reading about the fan reactions and how enthusiastic he is about the whole deal. It’s apparent that he gets his character, which is really rather crucial since his motivations are important to come across properly this season – but do not let me say too much. What do you like best about the interview? Comment below.