It's okay, Ed Sheeran thought he'd die in 'Game of Thrones' too
Reactions to Ed Sheeran's cameo on 'Game of Thrones' are in
[Updated 19 July 2017] Ed Sheeran is back on Twitter. Carry on.
Some spoilers ahead.
Ed Sheeran made a cameo appearance on the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones. The British singer played one of a few Lannister soldiers who Arya Stark, our hero of the year, bumps into while travelling to King's Landing.
Anyone who follows the HBO series would know that it's never safe to be around Arya Stark these days. Especially not if you're on her to-kill list. And Cersei Lannister is on her to-kill list. So it was natural to watch Ed's scene with your breath held, even if he first charmed everyone with a song.
ed sheeran singing in 'dragonstone' pic.twitter.com/BPNttRc8p2— Game Of Thrones News (@gameofupdates) July 17, 2017
As it turns out, even Ed was worried he'd get slaughtered.
"When I first got the scene and saw I was a Lannister soldier and playing opposite Maisie, I just assumed we'd all get killed at the end," Ed confessed in an interview with the Game of Thrones blog. We have a confession: it would have made quite the story if Arya did kill them all.
Twitter folk felt the same way.
If Arya kills Ed Sheeran this will be the best Game of Thrones ever— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) July 17, 2017
Really, really, REALLY wanted Arya to chop off Ed Sheeran's head. (Also: Finally, an era in which Ed's hairstyle looks somewhat passable.)— Aaron Alford (@aaron_alford) July 18, 2017
Only way to justify Ed Sheeran's #GameOfThrones cameo is for him to greet Bran with: "When your legs don't work like they used to before..."— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 17, 2017
In other news, the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere broke viewership records, Ed Sheeran has deactivated his Twitter account, but on Instagram announced that he will voice a musician named Brendan in a musical-themed episode of The Simpsons.