- People are celebrating Alfie Allen’s glow-up after he was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Theon Greyjoy on “Game of Thrones.”
- Allen is the younger brother of the singer Lily Allen, who once wrote a song called “Alfie” about her slacker younger brother.
- In the song, Lily begs Alfie to stop smoking weed in his room all day and to “please use your brain.”
- “I just can’t sit back and watch you waste your life away,” Lily sang.
- Fans were quick to point out that Alfie has turned his life around since Lily released the song in 2006 – and he’s now even nominated for a major award.
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People are celebrating Alfie Allen’s glow-up after he received an Emmy nomination on Tuesday for his role on the final season of “Game of Thrones.”
But Allen, who’s nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series along with his “Thrones” costars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage, was once the subject of a derisive song by his sister, the singer Lily Allen – and fans are rediscovering it in light of his nomination.
Imagine your famous pop star sister writes a whole ass song literally named after you about what a stoner jobless loser you are, and then you become one of the best characters on the most popular TV show in the world and get an Emmy nomination for it pic.twitter.com/lqmIKP6XVE
— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) July 16, 2019
I had no idea this song existed and it is BRUTAL. “Oh Alfie, I just can’t sit back and watch you waste your life away. You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid. Get off your lazy ass, Alfie please use your brain.” https://t.co/FZPXAkwGuw
— kateyrich (@kateyrich) July 16, 2019
The actor that plays Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, Alfie Allen, is the sister of Lily Allen who wrote a hit song about him literally titled “Alfie”. Lyrics include “My little brother's in his bedroom smoking weed” and “Don't understand how one can watch so much TV” pic.twitter.com/Ka8khzwXdC
— Matt C (@mattavelli) July 17, 2019
People were also quick to celebrate Alfie’s nomination, even though his sister called him “lazy” in her 2006 song fittingly titled “Alfie.”
The Lyrics to Alfie by Lily Allen. Alfie Allen is Theon Greyjoy. Alfie Allen has an Emmy Nomination. Mad how things turn out ???? Go Him ✊????✊???? pic.twitter.com/mSI08iPpDG
— Nathan (@NathanBarnesSNC) July 17, 2019
Lily dragged him to greatness. We stan a productive dragging
— kayla marie (@Maria_Giesela) July 16, 2019
Alfie Alan did this all on his own. He honed his craft and acted beautifully on eight seasons of a hit show. Just out of curiosity where has Lily Allen been lately?
— Sandra (@minou313) July 17, 2019
— Margaritathedrink (@ritathedrink) July 16, 2019
Some even thought that Lily’s put-down of her brother could’ve helped Alfie get more into character for “Game of Thrones.”
Isolated from his family, feels distant from his more famous older sister….
Holy shit Alfie Allen is just a modern Theon AU
— Ethan "Chumbajerry" Ferengimarx (@ferengimarx) July 16, 2019
He was born for the role…literally. ????
— Danny Brown (@DaBrown1855) July 16, 2019
— Cee Horse????????????????♿️ (@MrCee760) July 16, 2019
Man, Alfie must have had a *ton* of personal experience to work with when figuring out how to play the Theon/Yara relationship.
— John (@johnlk_80) July 16, 2019
In “Alfie,” Lily sings of her disappointment with her younger brother who does nothing more than smoke weed in his room all day.
“Oh, Alfie, get up, it’s a brand-new day / I just can’t sit back and watch you waste your life away,” Lily sings.
“You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid,” she sings in the next verse, then, “Get off your lazy arse / Alfie, please use your brain.”
In an interview shortly after she released “Alfie,” Lily told Pitchfork why she wrote the song.
“When I wrote ‘Alfie,’ nobody really knew who I was,” the singer said.
“At first he was really upset about it, because he thought that I was just pointing out all of his bad points and attacking him. I thought it was really flattering.”
In light of Alfie’s recent Emmy nomination, however, Lily has been nothing but supportive, sharing a congratulatory message on her Instagram Story.
— Best of Alfie Allen (@alfieallensqua) July 16, 2019
“My baby f—ing brother is nominated for an Emmy,” Lily wrote. “No one deserves it more.”
A subsequent video showed Lily crying “a tear of joy” for her little brother’s nomination.
“I am so f—ing proud of him, even without and Emmy nom,” she wrote.
“But OMG, he has an Emmy nom. Go Alf!”
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