"Star of Thrones" star Maisie Williams was delighted when showrunners surprised her with Ed Sheer's cameo as a Lannister soldier last season – but many fans had a completely different reaction.
In fact, the 28-year-old singer was so brutally outraged for his appearance in season 7 premiere that people thought it was the reason he briefly deleted his Twitter account. Sheeran later doubted these reports and clarified Instagram that he "always thought to come out on Twitter."
"[It] had nothing to do with what people said about my game of thrones coming, because I am in the play of thrones, why in hell would I worry about what people liked about it. ̵
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] Despite the overwhelmingly negative response to his performance, Sheeran had high expectations for this character Eddie.
"I know what game of Thrones fans hoped it happened to my character. I'm sure they think my character became brutal, brutally murdered, but I think my character is still out there. I think he's chillin. "It was fun to be in the game of thrones, but I definitely think they should have killed me in the episode. I think it probably wanted me to have been redemption for people who didn't like it," Sheeran told Buzzfeed last year.
But the HBO show chose to be a more gruesome tour of his character's destiny.
In Season 8 premiere, during a brothel scene with Bronn – a skilled sales word that previously served as Tyrion Lannister's bodyguard – three women discussed the war and the cruel injuries that some of the Lannister troops encountered. While they came to bed with Bronn, they mentioned Eddie.
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" That boy Eddie came back with his face burned off. has no eyelids now, a woman said.
"Ginger?" another asked.
"How do you sleep without eyelids?" The third questioned.
But their conversation was soon interrupted by Queen Cersei's hand, Qyburn.
Although some "Game of Thrones" fans certainly didn't get the reference right away, others were quick to respond to the current state of Sheer's character.
"We finally know what happened to Ed Sheeran's soldier soldier," a Twitter user commented.
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" Eddie … the ginger … oh god ", wrote another.
"The best part of the episode was when the prostitutes beat ed sheeran's cameo by telling us Eddie got his eyebrows burned away #GameofThrones," a third added.
"Trying to keep the spoils at least, but the ladies are talking about" Ginger Eddie "as got his face burned in the battle and didn't have eyelids anymore is a hilarious payoff to Ed Sheeran's cameo. #GameofThrones ", a user suggested.
Season 8 of" The Game of the Throne's "premiere on Sunday. HBO says the series will end its run with six episodes.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, said that the fans should expect to throw "very tears" this season.
"I think you know as an actor it was really satisfying – I believe for everyone, everybody's stories – being able to act the way everything ends. It was really satisfying for us, "she told earlier for IGN.