Saturday 15 December 2018

'All of a sudden there’s a pop star? What?' - Game of Thrones actor criticises Ed Sheeran's cameo

Ed Sheeran appears in the opening episode of season seven of ‘Game of Thrones’
Ed Sheeran appears in the opening episode of season seven of ‘Game of Thrones’
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Kristian Nairn is among the many people who questioned the logic behind Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones.

The Northern Irish actor, who played Hodor in the hit HBO fantasy series, has admitted he thinks cameos in general are "stupid" and singled out Ed's in particular for taking viewers out of the world of Westeros.

“I’m not a fan of the cameos in Game of Thrones,” the actor told The Huffington Post.

”I don’t like them. I think it’s stupid. I don’t mind going on the record on that. I just think it takes you right out of the world. Especially Ed Sheeran. I was like, ‘Why is Ed Sheeran here?’ I mean, Ed Sheeran’s great. He’s a great guy, great musician, but why is he in Game of Thrones?”

Ed Sheeran and Maisie Williams on the set of Game Of Thrones (HBO/PA)
Ed Sheeran and Maisie Williams on the set of Game Of Thrones (HBO/PA)

While he admitted that he is a fan of the singer, he said, he's "just not a fan of the cameo".

”I think most people would agree with me there. It was a big snap to reality. It’s like, ‘What? What?’" he added.

“It’s a fantasy show. We’re all caught in this amazing world and spend so much time and money and talent to create, and all of a sudden there’s a pop star? What?”

Aside from Ed, the show has seen many cameos including Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Of Monsters and Men as well as Bastille and Mastodon.

Read more: 'It was just surreal' - Irish former school teacher on working with Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones

 

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