If you could share some other spoilers Ed, that'd be great...
Words by Megan C. Hills
Ed Sheeran fans, rejoice – you won’t have to watch the singer die a gruesome death in his upcoming Game of Thrones cameo. However he did reveal in a recent interview with the Daily Star that he’s probably not going to be doing much of anything with only a few minutes of screen time.
‘I do know which role I am going to play. I don’t die in it, I don’t die. I’m only in it for like five minutes,’ he said of his season 7 appearance.
The 26-year-old crooner is the next in a line of musical guest stars featured in the fantasy epic, with previous guests Sigur Ros, Coldplay’s drummer Will Champion and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol skulking around the edges of episodes. During a recent panel at South by Southwest, an American media festival, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff revealed Ed Sheeran’s Game of Thrones cameo for the first time and the heartwarming reason behind his casting.
‘We knew Maisie [Williams] was a big fan of Ed Sheeran and for years we’ve been trying to get him on the show so we can surprise Maisie. This year we finally did it,’ Benioff said.
While Ed’s remained tight-lipped about what exactly he’ll be getting up to in Westeros, he does have high hopes for the future of his character.
‘I’d probably prefer to have sex than die in the show. I’m sure a lot of people are into that (have sex and die), but I’m not’, the Castle on the Hill singer said.
Game of Thrones season 7 will be released on HBO in the US on July 16, spanning just seven episodes. In the meantime, you’ll have to settle for binging previous seasons and dissecting its moody teaser trailer for more clues.