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What could possibly cause one to turn down a role on Game of Thrones?

How about if one were asked to make sexual advances toward one’s own brother?

During a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything chat, the 29-year old singer said she was asked to appear opposite her brother Alfie on the HBO smash, coming on board as his character’s sister.

Why did she politely decline?

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“I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and s–t,” Allen wrote. “Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks.”


It’s true. When viewers first meet Yara Greyjoy, it’s been a VERY long time since she has seen her brother – and she plays a trick on him by pretending to make a move

Allen did add that she’d “be open to doing a musical cameo like Sigur Rós” at some point.

The part of Yara Greyjoy instead went to actress Gemma Whelan, who also appeared on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 6.