UPDATE: April 15, 6:00 p.m. ET — Following the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere seemingly referencing Ed Sheeran’s Season 7 cameo, the musician responded on Instagram, thanking the show for keeping him alive:
Well, his legs still work like they used to before, but Ed Sheeran’s “Game of Thrones” character apparently didn’t get away unscathed after his Season 7 cameo.
During a scene featuring Bronn (Jerome Flynn) visiting a brothel in the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere, the various women he’s with discuss the Lannister soldiers who were attacked by Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Drogon in Season 7.
“I hear the dragon burnt up a thousand Lannister men,” says one of the women.
Among the ones discussed is a redheaded soldier named “Eddie.”
Woman 1: That boy Eddie...
Woman 2: The ginger?
Woman 1: That’s him. Came back with his face burnt right off. He’s got no eyelids now.
Woman 2: How does he sleep with no eyelids?
Yep. Apparently, his face crumbled like pastries after all.
Please tell me 'Eddy the ginger' was Ed Sheeran. #GameofThrones— Michael Wright (@posh_mike) April 15, 2019
[Cue: Sheeran singing “I See Fire.”]
We didn’t learn the name of Sheeran’s character or his companions when the English musician made a cameo as a Lannister soldier in the Season 7 premiere. However, the brothel workers also mention a “tall” and “handsome” soldier named “William.” One of the actors who appeared in the scene with Sheeran was William Postlethwaite, so it seems like the banter is an inside joke about Sheeran’s divisive appearance, which — years later — still...