Ed Sheeran, the man who looks like he was born in The Shire to a couple named Singsong and Marygold (oh crap, wrong magical book series), will guest star on HBOs Game of Thrones. Vanity Fair says that GoT creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff confirmed the news during a SXSW panel on Sunday. Ed will show up in an episode in the 7th season, which starts on July 16th.
Vanity Fair says that Maisie Williams (aka Arya Stark) is a huge fan of Ed Sheeran, and D.B. and David have been trying to get him as a guest star on the show for a while now. Ed himself confirmed his GoT appearance yesterday afternoon.
guess the cats out the bag… https://t.co/9GCDUp9HPN
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) March 12, 2017
This won’t be the first time Ed Sheeran has randomly popped up in an old-timey TV show. In 2015, Ed appeared in an episode of the FX show The Bastard Executioner, and…it was okay. As you can see from the clip below, Ed Sheeran doesn’t really act as much as he just stands there and says words while looking like Ed Sheeran.
Neither Ed nor GoT have said what he’ll be doing in the episode he appears in. Since people have a tendency to get naked on Game of Thrones, I’m sure there are thousands of Ed Sheeran fans drooling over the possibility of getting a high-definition peek at his ginger ass cheeks. At the very least, we know that Ed will find a way to fulfill his contractual friendship obligations and drop Taylor Swift’s name within the first 10 seconds of his scene. “Ah, gooday m’lady! It appears you likest my strumming on this lute. Knowest who is an even-better lute player? A fair maiden by the name of Taelor of the Swift! Brace yourself, an album is coming.”