Ed Sheeran, one of the biggest singers in the world, did a cameo on the Season 7 opener of Game of Thrones — and not everyone’s down with it. Many fans found it jarring and critics cited it as a rare misstep.
“Throughout the last six seasons,” Forbes commented. “Members of the bands Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, Mastadon and Of Monsters and Men all showed up on Game of Thrones at one point, but if you didn’t know that, I wouldn’t blame you.” Meaning that their cameos were all fairly unobtrusive.
Will Champion of Coldplay was playing the drums in the musicians gallery at the Red Wedding. But, he isn’t as recognizable as Chris Martin and you’d have to be a) a mega Coldplay fan to know what the drummer looked like and b) have really sharp eyes to spot him in the gallery with all that dim lighting.
Amanda Peet showed up in the crowd watching the mummers in Braavos.
Now, in HBO’s defense, Dan & Dave actually arranged to have Ed Sheeran show up to surprise Maisie Williams, the actress who plays Arya, since she is a huge fan. When you think about it like that, it’s actually kinda sweet.
So, is it cool to have famous people play cameos or is it distracting? Did you love Ed’s appearance or did it drive you around the bend?
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