During Sunday’s premiere of Game of Thrones season 7, pop-sensation Ed Sheeran made a on-screen cameo. The hit show is no stranger to hosting musical guests. Coldplay’s drummer Will Champion was involved with the infamous Red Wedding in season 3.
Sheeran played a Lannister soldier. He’s seen singing to the other soldiers around a fire. His soothing voice can be heard first before Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) enters. As she approaches on a horse the men invite her to stay and share their hunted food with her. The cameo came as a surprise to no one as Williams has been a long time fan of the singer.
Variety reported that creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff nabbed the British singer as a surprise to Williams and wrote a scene for them to share.
The scene is played expertly by Williams who looks as if she’s struggling to decide to slaughter the whole group of soldiers. She is, of course, on her way to kill the queen at King’s Landing.
Over the course of the 6 previous seasons Williams has mastered the art of turning Arya Stark into a certified badass. Viewers anxiously awaited to see her take the soldiers out. But as they show her kindness she continues to play nice instead.
She even compliments Sheeran’s song, “It’s a pretty song, I’ve never heard it before,” to which Sheeran replies coyly: “It’s a new one.”
It’s doubtful that the singer will appear on Game of Thrones again.
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— ROB FEE (@robfee) July 18, 2017
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— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) July 18, 2017
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After being ROASTED by GOT fans after the appearance, Sheeran deleted his Twitter account.
It’s a move that he contemplated in the past. He told the Sun Newspaper his reasoning for departing the platform.
“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things,” Sheeran said, “Twitter’s a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.’
Watch: Ed Sheeran on Game of Thrones