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We’ve known for some time now that singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran would be appearing at some point in Game of Thrones season 7. In fact, he has even let slip some details about the part, saying that while he wasn’t going to die in his performance, he didn’t know which role he was going to play. Sheeran and Thrones star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) are friends, and apparently, the show’s producers have been trying to get the chart-topper on the show, for a while now.
It’s not just Williams who is a fan of the singer, as her co-stars Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, and Alfie Allen, all joined her one night as she stopped by his house, where he played songs for them from his album. So, as you can see, it really is a mutually happy union of the two parties. Recently, Sheeran spoke to The Hits Radio’s Tom Green, and revealed more about his cameo in season 7.
I just do a scene with Maisie. I sing a song and then she goes, oh, that’s a nice song.
Sounds like Sheeran will be playing a bard type of character, in Game of Thrones season 7. Recently, HBO released the first official season 7 photos. In that batch was one of Arya in what appeared to be a tavern, and we’ve even speculated that Arya might be at the Inn at the Crossroads in that particular photo. Could this be where Arya and Sheeran’s character share their scene?
Regardless, we’re happy Ed Sheeran finally got on Game of Thrones, where he joins other musicians like Wilko Johnson (Ser Ilyn Payne), Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody (Season 3, episode 3, “Walk of Punishment”), Coldplay’s Will Champion (Season 3, episode 9, “The Rains of Castamere”), Sigur Rós (Season 4, episode 2, “The Lion and the Rose”) the members of Mastodon (Season 5, episode 8, “Hardhome”), and the members of Of Monsters and Men (Season 6, episodes 5-6, “The Door” and “Blood of My Blood”).
H/T – Heat World