Game of Thrones season 7: Ed Sheeran sharply criticized, a missed cameo for the series?

Cinema 20 July, 2017

The appearance of the singer Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones has shed a lot of ink. Should we talk about missed cameras for the series?

If you’ve seen Episode 1 of Game of Thrones Season 7, you probably noticed Ed Sheeran as soon as Arya heard him sing in the woods. It had been a while since we knew that the singer was going to make a small appearance in the series and the least that can be said is that this whole affair has made a lot of ink since Monday. Indeed, the fans of Game of Thrones were not particularly impressed by the performance of Ed Sheeran, and many of them did not hesitate to express their dissatisfaction – and more – on Twitter. Possibly following the comments received on the internet, Ed Sheeran temporarily suppressed his Twitter account in the day of yesterday.

The director of the first episode, Jeremy Podeswa, wished to defend the performance of the singer by calling it “charming” and saying that he “deserved to be there.” He added: “I was a little surprised that people are doing a lot of this … it’s in the series, it fits well into the spirit of the series.” One thing is for sure, this cameo will have talked much more about him than those made by other singers and musicians – like Snow Patrol or Sigur Ros. On the other hand, if we found it funny to see Ed Sheeran singing in episode 1 of season 7 of Game of Thrones, it is true that it was difficult to see him as a soldier Lannister. This cameo is not the most subtle or the most successful of the series, but it is not necessarily the fault of the singer if his character fits less well with the decoration. In any case, it certainly does not deserve to be insulted on the social networks for that.