LOOK: 'Game Of Thrones' Director Surprised With ED SHEERAN Cameo Backlash
Grammy-winning artist Ed Sheeran made an appearance as a singing Lannister soldier on the opener of Game of Thrones Season 7 earlier this week but for some reason, fans were not too happy with his cameo. Twitterverse was not kind to the British singer - which may have led to him deactivating his account following the show's premiere.
HBO series director Jeremy Podeswa himself was surprised to hear about the backlash.
"He came into this with only lovely intentions to come and do a good job and sing well, so I think that's the only drag," the filmmaker told Newsweek. "If people didn't know who Ed was, they wouldn't have thought about it twice. The hoo-ha seems to be from things that are outside of the world of the show. In the world of the show, he did a lovely job, and he looks like he belongs in that world."
"I was quite surprised about the reaction actually because I know he's very well-known and a successful singer, but you're in the bubble of the show - the cast are well known too, everybody is really well-known...," Jeremy continued. "None of them can walk down the street without being followed. I think people interrogated it too much, they're bringing so much of his [sueprstar] presence into the thing which is far beyond what anybody was thinking going into it. He is known to the producers of the show and some of the cast, and he's a gigantic fan of the show."
There's a bit of good news for all the Sheerios out there, though. The singer is back on Twitter today. So honey now, we hope you find Ed's love right where you are.
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