That was cocktail star Ed Sheeran popping adult in a Game of Thrones deteriorate 7 premiere as a Lannister soldier.
Sheeran’s campfire singing held a courtesy of a flitting Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), who afterwards cautiously joined their celebration for dinner.
At a South by Southwest Festival in March, co-showrunner David Benioff explained a Sheeran cameo during a row with Williams and Thrones costar Sophie Turner: “We knew that Maisie was a large fan of Ed Sheeran and for years we’ve been perplexing to get him on a uncover so we can warn Maisie. This year we finally did it.”
To that Turner quipped: “I’m still watchful on Bieber.”
The strain sung by Sheeran (“a new one,” he told Arya) was actually from lyrics in George R.R. Martin’s novel A Dance with Dragons, where they were sung by a dipsomaniac Tyrion:
“He rode by a streets of a city / Down from his mountain on high / O’er a winds and a stairs and a cobbles / He rode to a woman’s whine / For she was his tip value / She was his contrition and his tranquillity / And a sequence and a keep are zero / Compared to a woman’s lick / For hands of bullion are always cold / But a woman’s hands are warm.”
GoT actually has a story of famous musicians creation pointed cameos (such as Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Will Champion from Coldplay, Sigur Rós, and Mastodon), though Sheeran’s mark as a soldier singing for his associate infantry during a campfire was arguably a many noticeable.
And Sheeran, actually, has a story of appearing in medieval cable TV dramas, having also recurred in a ephemeral FX array The Bastard Executioner.
On Twitter, fans joked about a artist’s cameo, some suggesting Arya kill off a “Shape of You” singer, while others riffing on that artists they design on a uncover next.
If Arya kills Ed Sheeran this will be a best Game of Thrones ever
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) July 17, 2017
What if one of a #GameofThrones spinoffs is usually Ed Sheeran and his child rope erratic around carrying adventures
— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran usually got a Game of Thrones gig since they already done a Lord of a Rings movies.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) July 17, 2017
Plot twist, Ed Sheeran takes a iron bench #GameOfThones
— Chidera Anugwom (@ilikedera) July 17, 2017
Sheeran, meanwhile, posted a pic of himself on Thrones to Instagram on Sunday night.
A post common by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Jul 16, 2017 during 7:09pm PDT
More Game of Thrones season 7 premiere coverage: Check out a deep-dive recap, and Maisie Williams deliberating that cold open shock, our discuss with Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) about a flirty lapse of his ‘douchebag’ pirate and myself and Darren Franich have our Game of ThronesWeekly podcast (with a “Dragonstone” part entrance Monday morning).