'Game of Thrones': The Agony & Ecstasy of Alfie Allen
By David Weiner
The Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season is finally available on Blu-ray & DVD today, and the HBO juggernaut's own Theon Greyjoy, aka Alfie Allen, reveals the actual anguish of filming those painful-to-watch torture scenes -- and the ecstasy of breaking his diet once the season's wrapped up! Watch Part 1 of his special sit-down interview with ETonline...
The third season of Game of Thrones culminated in one of the most talked-about episodes in television history. The battling families of the Seven Kingdoms continue to fight for power as bonds are strained, loyalties are tested and cruel fates are met. The Lannisters barely hold on to power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power. Robb Stark, King in the North, faces major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters, and beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Theon Greyjoy is tortured at the hands of the sinister Ramsay, the Bastard of Bolton. And across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen - reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons - attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne for herself.
Bonus features on the Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray include the featurette The Rains of Castamere Unveiled, with an in-depth look at the creation of the most pivotal and talked-about episode of Season 3; an In-Episode Guide with background information about on-screen characters, locations and relevant histories; The Roots of Westeros; Histories & Lore; plus the DVD featurettes A Gathering Storm; The Politics of Marriage; Inside the Wildlings; New Characters of Season 3; deleted/extended scenes and audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Richard Madden and more.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Alfie's special interview with ETonline, in which he reveals whether or not he's read the George R.R. Martin books that the show is based upon, and which celebrities have outed themselves as Game of Thrones fans!