Alfie Allen’s character took on a new name at the end of “Game of Thrones” Season 3, but not everyone remembers to call him by the Reek moniker on set.
“I have to keep reminding the directors to call me Reek, and not Theon, ‘cause they’re always telling me — they’re always going, ‘Theon!’ ‘No, Reek,’” Alfie told Access Hollywood. “It’s cool. It’s funny. It’s a joke thing, though, so it’s good.”
After being captured, tortured and losing a part of his anatomy in the process (thanks to Ramsay Snow, Lord Roose Bolton’s bastard son, played by Iwan Rheon) in the third season, Theon Greyjoy was given that new, submissive name – Reek.
Asked how he got into Reek’s headspace for Season 4, Alfie said he just went with it.
“It’s been tough,” he said. “I wouldn’t be able to explain to you how I sort of approach it and how I get into it, but it’s definitely more of a sort of spontaneous thing. The fact that me and Iwan, we are separated from everyone else anyway, gives me that vibe anyway, so I go off that. It’s cool. It’s great.”
As for what’s next for Reek in the new season of “Thrones,” Alfie played coy.
“It could be easy, it could be hard, but probably, common sense tells you it ain’t gonna be easy. But, we’ll wait and see,” he said.
“Game of Thrones” returns for its third season on Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO.
-- Jolie Lash