Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss first revealed that Ed Sheeran would appear in the show at SXSW, explaining that they wanted to cast him to surprise Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark and is a big fan of Sheerans music. Although Game of Thrones is notoriously secretive, Sheeran has been more open than most about his cameo. He previously revealed that he would survive his first appearance in Westerosnoting that hes in the show for about five minutesand he discussed his role even further in a new interview with The Hits Radio.
For Sheeran, the role isnt too far-off from real life: hell be playing a musician.
I do a scene with Maisie, Sheeran said. I sing a song and then she goes, ‘Oh, thats a nice song.’
The role would make him the first musician to cameo as a musician on Game of Thrones since Sigur Rs performed at Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrells fateful wedding reception. From the sounds of it, it might go a lot better too; Joffrey threw coins at Sigur Rs to make them stop playing.
Arya, who will be fresh off murdering Walder Frey when we see her at the start of season 7, could potentially pop up anywhere (and as anyone), so it doesnt really reveal where well see Sheerans cameo. But having a musician aroundeven brieflymay lend credibility to a bigger area such as a castle or even a city. And if what Sheeran says about Aryas response to his music is true, it could show a brief pause from Aryas all-consuming revenge.
H/T AV Club
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