Ed Sheeran’s cameo appearance on Game of Thrones aired nearly a year ago, but that doesn’t mean fans are over it. It seems a member of the cast was none too pleased either. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Kristian Nairn, who portrays faithful servant Hodor, wasn’t too fond of the pop crooner showing up in Westeros.
Nairn had this to say about Sheeran’s acting turn as a singing Lannister soldier:
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?
To be fair, Nairn doesn’t have anything against Sheeran, in fact he’s a fan.
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’?
I’m not saying I’m not a fan of Ed Sheeran. I’m being tactful here, but 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?
It’s cameos in general that ruffle his feathers.
I’m not a fan of the cameos in ‘Game of Thrones.’ 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.
People may never get over the cameo.
I’m not the kind of person that holds grudges but I’m still mad that Ed Sheeran was in an episode of Game of Thrones.
— Barry Bluejeans (@ferdinand_devon) June 28, 2018
Popular opinion thread.
Ed Sheeran’s cameo in Game of Thrones remains, to this day, the worst piece of television ever produced.
— CHAMPIONS OF CHINA (@whatgap) June 29, 2018
Ouch! That’s kind of harsh.
— billboard (@billboard) June 28, 2018
Some folks liked the cameo.
come on!!! ed is amazing in everything!
— SWright (@SWright92285271) June 28, 2018
yeah me either I WISH HE WAS THERE LONGER
— jess (@jessxee_) June 28, 2018
But the majority could do without seeing Sheeran in Westeros again.
-What do you think about Ed Sheeran's cameo?
— みすぎ(Bill Carmona) (@Bill_Carmona) June 27, 2018
to be honest, no one was. It felt forced. Like since his album was selling big at the time, they used him to sale GOT.
— Mweene Nyimba (@mw33ne) June 28, 2018
I was thinking the same thing it was so random and dumb.
— Aneetra Remy (@lorieremy) June 27, 2018
But it’s not Sheeran’s fault, as this Twitter user points out.
You cant blame Ed for wanting to be in his fave show its not like he's trying to be an actor. Its a fan dream come true.
— Jord (@Jord3058) June 27, 2018
We’d do it, even if it meant we’d be forever mocked in memes.
— KiddNation (@KiddNation) July 19, 2017
— Red (@rudedolph_) July 17, 2017
H/T: Huffington Post