Are Ramsay Bolton and Theon Greyjoy actually in love? Not exactly, but Iwan Rheon and Alfie Allen’s guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live did reek (pun no intended) of romance as the Game of Thrones Season 6 stars hugged and kissed on the show.
E! News reported Jimmy Kimmel suggested that “it would be really sweet” if Rheon and Allen hugged to make up for all the “unpleasantness” between them on Game of Thrones. Surprisingly, they went in for a kiss, drawing cheers from the audience.
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“I couldn’t resist,” Rheon said. Daddy Bolton (Michael McElhatton) appeared to approve of the relationship as the three shared a group hug.
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 20, 2016
The stars also presented a fresh new clip from Game of Thrones Season 6 featuring Theon helping Sansa Stark cross a freezing river as they escape from the pack of hounds Ramsay Bolton released.
Theon, Ramsay, and Roose are not exactly the best of friends on the hit HBO series and it was a breath of fresh air for viewers to see a non-menacing Iwan Rheon on TV.
In an interview with The New York Times, Iwan Rheon shared his thoughts on being branded as the most hated television character and being typecast as the loathsome villain.
“On this show, the heroes aren’t necessarily standard heroes, so I guess your villains need to be even worse,” Rheon said of his character, which he sees as a mix of Heath Ledger’s Joker and Dennis the Menace. Apparently he sees it as “an honor” to be considered as the ultimate evil of them all. However, Rheon said Sansa’s rape in Season 5 was “very difficult” for him and that he “couldn’t really sleep” the night before the shoot.
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But despite his deplorable character, the 30-year-old Welshman is actually quite a charmer in real life.
“He’s really just a nice fellow,” said Alfie Allen, who plays Ramsay’s pet Theon aka Reek. Allen added that he “couldn’t put a finger” on what makes Iwan Rheon “a good psychopath.”
Viewers may get a taste of a more sensitive Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones Season 6. Rheon revealed his character might approach a more human-like emotion as he mourns the death of a lover.