'Game of Thrones' Star Didn't Like Ed Sheeran's Cameo

Lawrence Kim
June 30, 2018

Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor, has stated how he's not a fan of cameos generally on the show, singling out Ed Sheeran's as the worst.

"I'm being tactful here, but just not a fan of the cameo". I don't like them. "I just think it takes you right out of the world", he told Huffington Post. "I mean, Ed Sheeran's great".

Case in point: Ed Sheeran, who was featured in the season seven premiere, situated amongst a campfire and mingling with a gaggle of Lannister soldiers.

Nairn's sentiments about Sheeran's cameo echo those of basically every fan - in fact, such was the backlash against his appearance in the show that the singer was forced to take a break from Twitter to get away from angry commenters.

"I think most people would agree with me there", Nairn went on. "It was a big snap to reality", Nairn, whose character sacrificed himself during the season six finale in May 2016, explained. It's like, 'What? What?' It's a fantasy show.

Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin will appear at the 2018 ThrillerFest in New York City next month.

"Especially Ed Sheeran", he said. When one person said that the cameo "cheapened the show", one of Ed's fans came to his defense.

Compare this to the seamless and practically anonymous cameos that the likes of Mastodon, Gary Lightbody, Of Monsters and Men, and Sigur Rós have made.

"Kristian didn't see a problem with the cameo of rock band Sigur Rós, as he said: "[Sigur Rós] kind of got away with it because they're so quirky... After several seasons, fans were finally able to find out the origin of this speech impediment, though many of us wish Game of Thrones didn't rip our hearts out the way they did.

"Apart from that-I mean, I understand why people want to be in it, but just no".

Game of Thrones will return for its final season in 2019.

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