Ed Sheeran On Game Of Thrones?!
It turns out Sheeran was actually cast for the show as a surprise to Masie Williams (Ayra Stark) who is a massive fan, and his Game Of Thrones appearance has been in the works for quite a while now.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) October 3, 2014
One thing worth noting about Ed’s cameo, which a lot of fans may not have picked up on yet, is he actually played quite an interesting role. Did you notice the song he was singing? That was ‘Hands Of Gold’, a song that appears in the Game Of Thrones books that inspired the TV show.
The song itself was written by Symon Silver Tounge and was written about Tyrion Lannister’s relationship with prostitute, Shae. Symon used the song to blackmail Tyrion as it could reveal the truth about their hidden relationship to the public and could result in his being killed by Cersei.
Pretty cool huh?
Hands Of Gold Lyrics
He rode through the streets of the city,
Down from his hill on high,
O’er the wynds and the steps and the cobbles,
He rode to a woman’s sigh.
For she was his secret treasure,
She was his shame and his bliss.
And a chain and a keep are nothing,
Compared to a woman’s kiss
For hands of gold are always cold,
But a woman’s hands are warm
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Despite this, obviously, in true Twitter style, everyone lost their shit over his Game Of Thrones appearance, which led to some amusing status updates…
Cruel but too funny!
— John Maclang (@johnmaclang) July 17, 2017
The classic Ed / Ron mix up!
Everyone's is so hyped about Ed Sheeran acting in Game of Thrones
In my opinion he was better as Ron Weasley pic.twitter.com/ShJTQghAKB
— hot X gus (@gusssssssssy) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran is immortal!
You expect me to belief that Ed Sheeran the Lannister soldier has survived until season 7? Girl please. #GameOfThrones
— Kelsey L. Hayes (@kelseylh) July 17, 2017
This was bound to happen #shipped
And some people were really not at all amused!
— Danny Bringas (@bikerbatdan) July 17, 2017
— Paul Hyland (@PHyland3) July 17, 2017
Either way, it’s done now so all you haters….get over it! Let’s be fair, if you didn’t know he was Ed Sheeran you wouldn’t have had an issue. He did a good job. You keep doing your thing Ed. Let’s hope we see him flying on a dragon with Jon Snow real soon #kingofthenorth