Ed Sheeran Will Guest Star On Game of Thrones, For Some Reason?

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Tattooed puff pastry Ed Sheeran will make a cameo appearance on season seven of Game of Thrones. Whatever makes everyone happy!

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According to Entertainment Weekly, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss announced the news on Sunday at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas:

The producers said the “Shape of You” singer is a favorite of star Maisie Williams. “For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie and this year we finally did it,” Benioff said.

The smash HBO show has previously featured cameos by artists like Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Will Champion from Coldplay, Sigur Rós, and Mastodon. All of these acts are uniformly better than Ed Sheeran, who studies indicate totally sucks.

On the bright side, maybe the drudgery of filming will melt him away once and for all!

“A lot of [music artists] say they would they would like to [be on the show], and then we tell them [shooting a scene] is so boring,” Weiss said. “‘You’re gonna hate this — you’re going to be sitting around three days for 12 hours a day.’” The producers noted the lead singer of Sigur Rós,Jónsi Birgisson, wanted to leave after his season 3 close-up during Joffrey’s wedding and didn’t realize he had to stick around as a background actor for several more days. “He was a super good sport about it,” Weiss added.

Game Of Thrones will premiere on July 16. Yawn.

DISCUSSION

“Ed Sheeran, who studies indicate totally sucks.”

Look, I get that the dude’s personality comes off as mildly unbearable at times, and his hair is just annoying to look at, and the lyrics to “Shape of You” definitely make me want to smack someone (specifically, Ed Sheeran),* but his talent is undeniable, and bona fide musicians who write their own material are few and far between in the 21st century pop music landscape. His use of rhythm alone is unlike anything else I’ve heard in pop, and it’s insanely catchy – in a good way. And if you don’t connect to at least one of his songs on an emotional level, you don’t have a soul. (That last sentence is no excuse for tired-ass “ginger” jokes, btw.)

Anyway, if this cameo was all for the sake of delighting one young Miss Williams, then I fully approve – no questions asked. Maisie is the absolute best and she deserves whatever her dear heart pleases! <3 <3 <3

* Seriously, Ed, I get that you really dig her bod, but if you think that it’s possible to be in love with a body, you do not know what love is.