Actress Gemma Whelan, who is a vegetarian, said she had to gorge on meat for her role in "Game of Thrones". The 36-year-old actress, who plays Yara Greyjoy in the HBO series, said she thought she would be able to convince the makers to let her eat a replacement for non-vegetarian fare, reported FemaleFirst. "I'm a vegetarian. My brother, Theon (Alfie Allen), kills two boys and comes back thinking he's a hero. In the script, it says my character is eating meat.
I thought I'd just tell them on the day that I don't eat meat and we could bring in a meat substitute," Whelan told the Belfast Telegraph. But the actress said she was in for a surprise as she was made to eat chicken "all day" for the scene. "I didn't know the calibre of the show at the time and the set guy made a whole vat of chicken, so I ate chicken all day. I just told myself I was going method. The protein hit was quite something," she said. "GOT" season seven premiers in India on July 21.