Will Theon sacrifice himself for Sansa? Alfie Allen reveals 'Game of Thrones' details


Mar 30, 2016 10:18:15 IST

Los Angeles: British actor Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy in the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, has revealed the fate of his character and Sansa Stark, portrayed by actress Sophie Turner, in the show's upcoming sixth season.

Allen sets the opening scene for Theon.

Will Theon sacrifice himself for Sansa? Alfie Allen reveals Game of Thrones details

Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy in 'Game of Thrones'

"At the beginning of (season) six, you find him running through snowy, freezing forests leading the way with Sansa. They've just jumped off the wall of Winterfell and now they're on the run from Ramsay," Allen said.

Describing the day of the shot, Allen said it was an "incredible" experience.

"We got there on the first day at Bambridge Studios and they'd blanketed this whole area with fake snow," he said.

Allen revealed details about a scene where he and Turner had to shoot on a river.

"Everywhere, all the trees, it's all done with this amazing snow. And we're running through and we come to a river and Sansa is just too scared basically to get into the river. So I get in. Don't believe the press shots! It looks like she's trying to get me out of the river, when I'm actually trying to be the strong one and get her in the river. Makes me look weak. Haha!" he said.

Asked if he is prepared to sacrifice himself for Turner's character Sansa, Allen said: "He sacrifices himself, because I guess he hasn't really got much worth or meaning for himself in the world anymore. And so he leads them away — or rather that's what he's trying to do."

Talking about the role of actress Gwendoline Christie's character Brienne of Tarth, he said: "In fact he doesn't lead them away, because they see Sansa anyway and then Gwendoline Christie turns up as Brienne of Tarth and smashes everyone to shit."

"Dan Portman's there — Pod — and then Pod ends up having a fight with this guy and then Theon stabs the guy in the back with the sword. He kills someone for the first time in ages, which must be a gratifying experience," Allen added.

Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on April 24.


Updated Date: Mar 30, 2016 10:18:15 IST