Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy in “Game of Thrones”, reveals that the Sansa Stark rape scene was the “most horrible” scene to film.
“Game of Thrones” season 5 saw one of GOT’s most beloved characters, Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner, being raped on her wedding night. Ramsay Bolton played by Iwan Reon rapes his new wife, making Greyjoy watch in tears.
According to Metro, Allen was confronted when shooting the intense scene.
“The season 5 scene that was the wedding night between Ramsay and Sansa was a horrible day to shoot”, he said. “Sophie Turner is just such a mature, amazing lady that brings life and light on to the set in so many ways but it was a hard day. It really was a horrible day but Sophie really dealt with that issue very, very well.”
Turner, however, has previously mentioned she “secretly” enjoyed shooting the scene.
Season 5’s rape scene, however, triggered a backlash. Fans took to Twitter to announce their “disgust” and how “unacceptable” the scene was.
According to Daily News, many fans have boycotted the show entirely because of the traumatic scene. Allen questions the reactions to the violence and crudeness of the show. Since season 1 episode 1, GOT has been understood as violent.
Allen maintains the idea that GOT represents our brutal society. Where incidents like murder, war and rape are impregnated in societies history.
“It’s kind of what civilisations are built on aren’t they?” Responds Allen, “Blood, gore and violence. So if you can’t handle it on TV, then don’t watch the news”.
Many supporters of GOT are chewing their nails off in anticipation for season 6. Season 5 left off with Sansa and Theon jumping from the walls of Winterfell. Making their escape from Bolton. Did they survive the fall? Allen/Theon promises us, “It’s going to be bloody brilliant”. We expect nothing less than “bloody” brilliance GOT.