Ed Sheeran Teases Season 7 Cameo and Willingness to Return to Game of Thrones

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Weeks ago, the Game of Thrones showrunners revealed Ed Sheeran would make a cameo next season, as a gift to Maisie Williams, who is a fan of the English singer-songwriter. Now, Sheeran himself has opened up on the role, and the possibility of a return.

Sheeran was quoted as saying something that would qualify as a spoiler if his role wasn’t just a cameo — a background character. Nevertheless, it’s still a bit surprising he said it:

“I do know which role I am going to play. I don’t die in it, I don’t die.”

His character survives what’s sure to be a season packed with deathly, fatal murder —this is Game of Thrones, after all—, so he could conceivably return for another cameo in the eighth season. The musician also clarified it is indeed a small role, claiming he’s “only in it for like five minutes.” He shot his scene last November, and Maisie Williams was involved in it — though that could have been assumed, as this was arranged for her.

Maisie Williams is a big fan of Ed Sheeran

Maisie Williams is a big fan of Ed Sheeran

Williams may have been the reason for the showrunners, but what brought Sheeran in? Reportedly, it was Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody, who appeared as a Bolton soldier in season three, singing The Bear and the Maiden Fair after Jaime and Brienne’s capture:

“My friend guested in it in 2012 and I remember I was on tour with him and he was like: ‘Right, I’ve got a guest slot on Game Of Thrones.’ I remember saying: ‘You got to get me on it at some point.’ It’s been five years so it’s finally come true.”

It appears Maisie Williams wasn’t the only one whose dream came true — Sheeran himself has wanted to sneak himself into the show for quite some time! So both of them should be quite happy now, as well those fans of Ed Sheeran’s music who also watch Game of Thrones. I do wonder what that Venn diagram might look like…

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    1. If we assume Arya heads northward this season then the Inn at the Crossroads is the wrong direction, but hey, who’s paying attention to locations of things? Yes, yes, WE are! 🙂 Still, it would be kind of cool if Sheeran was a minstrel playing at the inn and she sees him there. Aaand… that would mean some Hot Pie too!

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    2. Clob,

      “Cold winds are rising in the north,” said Beric Dondarrion. That’s where the Brotherhood without Banners is headed. Wars are won or lost because armies are decimated by starvation and malnutrition.

      The Wars to Come cannot be won without Hot Pie. It is known.

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    3. Today on ‘All Men Must Dine’ with Hot Pie, we’ll be showing you how to make Frey pies. Of course, if you’re going to make the Frey pie just right, your source of meat can only come from one possible source…

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    4. Clob,

      S7 will end with the wedding of Arya and Gendry, during which “Shape of You” will be their first dance. Hot Pie will then present them with a wedding cake in the shape of an antlered direwolf (like a jackalope, but much larger and far more dignified).

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    5. Wolfish,

      I’m still obsessing over the second loaf of direwolf bread Hot Pie gave Brienne specifically to give to Arya if she saw her.

      As Arya left the inn with the first wolf bread, she took a bite. turned around and called out: “Hey Hot Pie! It’s really good !”
      We know Hot Pie’s DirewolfBread 2.0 came out even better.

      When the tension in Brienne’s confrontation with Sandor and Arya started escalating, I thought to myself “Give Arya Hot Pie’s bread! It’ll defuse the crisis !”

      Miss Brienne “I swore a sacred vow” of F-cking Tarth was honor-bound to Lady Catelyn and Hot Pie to safeguard that direwolf bread, and give her life for it if need be. She so swore by the old gods and the new.

      But Oathbreaker of Tarth probably ate it along the way.

      How many thousands will have to die because Brienne chose herself over Hot Pie?

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    6. Ten Bears: When the tension in Brienne’s confrontation with Sandor and Arya started escalating, I thought to myself “Give Arya Hot Pie’s bread! It’ll defuse the crisis !”

      Chances are that loaf of bread would have been hard as stone by then (and long past the point of being a treatment for tetanus!)

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    7. Oh my God! Who give a Frick? They are acting like this guy is the most spectacular Superstar/singer the face of the Earth.

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    8. Ed Sheeran is huge fan of GoT – remember watching a youtube vid of him being given a Longclaw replica by some Radio Station and he was genuinely surprised and thrilled to bits. Good on the showrunners for surprising Maisie as well she is just awesome!!

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    9. Mr Derp,

      But gravy is the secret to forging Valyrian steel and only Hot Pie knows about it.

      Mix it in with the molten steel, bit of salt and pepper for seasoning, couple of hours in a hot oven and then allow to cool.

      Et voila! Valyrian steel a la Hot Pie.

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    10. Ser JJ Watt,

      You wrote: “Oh my God! Who give a Frick? They are acting like this guy is the most spectacular Superstar/singer the face of the Earth.”
      ——————-

      • It says right there in the article. He is an offering to the Many-Faced Goddess.

      • Who is “they”? I didn’t read anything portraying anyone “acting like the guy is the most spectacular Superstar/singer on the face of the Earth.”
      What I read is that he’s a huge fan of the show; he’s friends with Maisie Williams; and his cameo will be brief (he said he’s “only in it for like five minutes”).

      • Look, I’ve heard Ed Sheeran’s songs, and none of them have knocked my socks off. That’s just a matter of personal taste. [I’m still stuck in a 1970s, Fleetwood Mac “Future Games” musical time warp.] For that matter, I wish nothing but statistical regression for NY Mets pitcher Noah Snydergaard. But I think it’s great that like many of us “civilians”, this popular singer and Major League Baseball star are geeked out fans of GoT. I like to read how excited they are just to be a tiny part of it.

      • Re: “Who give [sic] a Frick.”
      I guess you don’t. Which begs the question: Why did you take the time to type and post a comment ?

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    11. Wimsey:

      Would it be in bad taste to have a zombie Elvis in the Wight army?

      Elvis sightings are always in reliably bad taste, but that doesn’t mean that one should be ruled out.

      I would, however, argue that Vegas-era Elvis’ rhinestone-studded white jumpsuit would make more appropriate White Walker/Other gear than Wight rags & tatters.

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    12. I could see Ed Sheeran’s face on Pate. But if his character doesn’t die, then he wouldn’t be quite the Pate we know from the books.

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    13. Ten Bears:
      Ser JJ Watt,

      You wrote: “Oh my God! Who give a Frick? They are acting like this guy is the most spectacular Superstar/singer the face of the Earth.” ——————-

      • It says right there in the article.He is an offering to the Many-Faced Goddess.

      • Who is “they”?I didn’t read anything portraying anyone “acting like the guy is the most spectacular Superstar/singer on the face of the Earth.”What I read is that he’s a huge fan of the show; he’s friends with Maisie Williams; and his cameo will be brief (he said he’s “only in it for like five minutes”).

      • Look,I’ve heard Ed Sheeran’s songs, and none of them have knocked my socks off. That’s just a matter of personal taste. [I’m still stuck in a 1970s, Fleetwood Mac “Future Games” musical time warp.] For that matter, I wish nothing but statistical regression for NY Mets pitcher Noah Snydergaard. But I think it’s great that like many of us “civilians”, this popular singer and Major League Baseball star are geeked out fans of GoT. I like to read how excited they are just to be a tiny part of it.

      • Re:“Who give [sic] a Frick.”I guess you don’t. Which begs the question:Why did you take the time to type and post a comment ?

      Its called an opinion bud, and I just stated mine. No need to go into an in depth analysis of a three sentence post, lol. 😉

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    14. Wimsey,

      “Would it be in bad taste to have a zombie Elvis in the Wight army?

      Or they could try to get the Rolling Stones. No makeup or prosthetics needed.

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