“Recreation of Thrones” star Maisie Williams was thrilled when showrunners stunned her with Ed Sheeran’s cameo as a Lannister soldier final season — however many followers had a wholly completely different response.
In actual fact, the 28-year-old singer was so brutally mocked for his look within the Season 7 premiere that individuals believed that was the rationale why he briefly deleted his Twitter account. Sheeran later disputed these experiences, clarifying on Instagram that he “was all the time intending to come back off Twitter.”
“[It] had nothing to do with what folks stated about my sport of thrones cameo, as a result of I’m in sport of thrones, why the hell would I fear what folks thought of that. It’s clearly f—–’ superior. Timing was only a coincidence, however imagine what you need,” he wrote in a July 2017 submit.
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Regardless of the overwhelmingly damaging response to his efficiency, Sheeran had excessive hopes for this character Eddie.
“I do know what Recreation of Thrones followers hoped occurred to my character. I’m certain they assume my character bought brutally, brutally murdered, however I believe my character remains to be on the market. I believe he’s chillin’. It was enjoyable being in Recreation of Thrones, however I positively assume they need to’ve killed me off within the episode. I reckon that most likely would’ve been the redemption for those that didn’t prefer it,” Sheeran reportedly advised Buzzfeed final yr.
However the HBO present opted to take a extra grisly flip when it got here to his character’s destiny.
Within the Season eight premiere, throughout a brothel scene involving Bronn – a talented sellsword who beforehand served as Tyrion Lannister’s bodyguard – three ladies have been discussing the struggle and the ugly accidents a few of the Lannister troops confronted. Whereas moving into mattress with Bronn, they talked about Eddie.
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“That boy Eddie got here again together with his face burned proper off. He is bought no eyelids now,” one lady stated.
“The ginger?” one other requested.
“How do you sleep with no eyelids?” the third then questioned.
Their dialog, nevertheless, was quickly interrupted by Queen Cersei’s hand, Qyburn.
Although some “Recreation of Thrones” followers admittedly did not get the reference instantly, others have been fast to react to the present state of Sheeran’s character.
“Lastly, we all know what occurred to Ed Sheeran’s warbler soldier,” one Twitter person commented.
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“Eddie…the ginger…oh god,” one other wrote.
“The very best a part of the episode was when these prostitutes dragged ed sheerans cameo by tellin us eddie bought his eyebrows burnt off #GameofThrones,” a 3rd added.
“Making an attempt to maintain spoilers to minimal, however the girls speaking about “ginger Eddie” who bought his face burned off within the battle and doesn’t have eyelids anymore is a hilarious payoff to Ed Sheeran’s cameo. #GameofThrones,” a person recommended.
Season eight of “Recreation of Thrones” premiered on Sunday. HBO says the collection will conclude its run with six episodes.
Sophie Turner, who performs Sansa Stark, stated followers ought to count on to shed “quite a lot of tears” this season.
“I believe, you understand, as an actor it was actually satisfying — I believe for everybody, everybody’s storylines — to have the ability to act out the way in which that all of it ends. It was actually satisfying for us,” she beforehand advised IGN.