Ed Sheeran’s everyday life seems to be livelier than fiction at times. We’re talking about the swoon-worthy move he pulled when his GF suffered a wardrobe malfunction and hitting Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club (yep, that totally happened), not to mention being a part of one of the most famous squads in the world… maybe. But now he’s ready to delve deep into the fantasy world and impress fans with his acting chops while making a guest appearance on Game of Thrones, and it’s all thanks to one of the series’ stars, Maisie Williams.
Breaking the big news at SXSW this past weekend, showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss surprised fans by letting them in on the fact that Sheeran will be making a cameo during the highly anticipated seventh season of the show.
And while this might seem like totally random casting, it turns out that there’s a pretty adorable reason behind the sitch. Benioff and Weiss admitted that many of the actors on the show are fans of Sheeran, especially Maisie Williams. Because of this, Ed’s name was surely at the top of the list when it came to celeb cameos.
Now, we just have to wonder who Ed Sheeran will be playing and what GoT-worthy drama he might find himself in the middle of.
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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Jamie McCarthy + Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)