Watch out: our favorite British troubadour is heading to Westeros! Come July 17, and we’ll try to spot him in GOT!
‘Shape of You’ singer Ed Sheeran will guest star on the upcoming seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed Sunday at a South by Southwest panel in Austin. They did not share any details about his role or when he will appear, although fans will find out soon enough when the mega-popular fantasy series returns July 16.
It won’t be the first on-screen gig for Sheeran, 26, who had a recurring role on FX’s short-lived medieval drama The Bastard Executioner in 2015. He also made a cameo in last year’s Bridget Jones’ Baby with Renée Zellweger.
Sheeran is currently riding high off the success of his third album Divide, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart this week, Billboard announced Sunday. The set notched the biggest bow of 2017 so far with 451,000 equivalent album units sold — the highest sales week for an album since rapper J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only started with 492,000 in late December.
Ed Sheeran says he may not have changed that much after becoming famous as much as his popularity changed people around him.
In an interview with OK! magazine, the 26-year-old musician says money accompanied with fame often messes up lives.
“It (fame) changed the people around me more than it changed me. And that in turn changes you because when the people around you change towards you, you can get very paranoid. Fame is a weird thing,” says Sheeran.
The “Shape of You” singer adds he would rather use his money and fame to support his near and dear ones and the causes which are close to his heart.
“I have more value on my friends and family being OK.
A lot of my money goes to charity or to children’s hospitals near where I live,” he says.
Sheeran, whose Shape of You has ruled the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for six weeks, will embark on his North American tour June 29 in Kansas City, Mo.