Ed Sheeran has conquered the world of popular music, but the red-haired killer is not satisfied with resting on his laurels.
In recent years he has tried acting, appearing in movies like Yesterday is Bridget Jones's baby.
However, his acting shift really began with his cameo appearance in the hit HBO show game of Thrones.
Although the role of Sheeran was not an important role anyway, it caused a lot of buzz in game of Thrones fan world.
Continue reading to find out which character played Sheeran on the show, what people said about his appearance and whether he is close to someone in the cast of game of Thrones.
What character did Ed Sheeran play in "The Throne of Swords"?
It was 2017 when Ed Sheeran made his long-awaited cameo in the hit series. While over the years there had been a number of other celebrity cameos on the show, no doubt Sheeran's biggest hit.
For one, he was given some lines, though not many, and he wasn't wearing a helmet, which allowed the spectators to see exactly who he was.
Sheeran's character was a soldier from Lannister's army, named, quite appropriately, Eddie. He popped up in a scene where Arya Stark ventured into a field of Lannister soldiers. The spectators were even treated with a few lines of verse, sung by the same Sheeran.
While there has been much speculation that Sheeran returned for another cameo in later seasons, he never came back – and the fate of his character was described as his "burned face immediately" in a battle.
What did people think of Ed Sheeran's cameo?
While Sheeran fans loved seeing him in the fantasy series, not everyone appreciated the singer's cameo. Many fans spoke and declared that Sheeran's cameo was disruptive and took them out of the mythical world that the series had worked so hard to create.
Even Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor, the great friendly man responsible for caring for the smaller Starks, spoke after the cameo, saying he didn't approve of it.
Nairn said that while he thinks "Ed Sheeran is fantastic", he does not think that celebrity cameos have been featured game of Thrones. He stated that he was in agreement with many fans that cameos break the spell of the show and that, while he understands why people want to be in the show, they should "go away".
Is Ed Sheeran a friend of the "GoT" cast?
Although Ed Sheeran did not appeal to many fans after his appearance in the cameo, he became friends with the game of Thrones cast. In an interview after his cameo aired, he revealed that he even celebrated with the cast.
Sheeran admitted that he went to a party where there was a lot of the cast and ended up playing many songs on his new album. Fortunately, the cast had their backs and did not leak any of the new melodies before their actual release date.
Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark, has a particular passion for Sheeran. Showrunners even orchestrated Sheeran's appearance on the show as a special surprise for Williams, as she has always been a huge fan of Sheeran's music.
Ed Sheeran's cameo on the show was one of the most interesting things that happened game of Thrones during the last two years he has gone on television, without counting, obviously, the dramatic and divisive final season.
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