Hodor Actor On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Didn’t Like Ed Sheeran Cameo

Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor on ‘Game of Thrones,’ revealed that he was not a huge fan of the Ed Sheeran cameo on the show.

By WKBW on June 27, 2018
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Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor on Game of Thrones, wasn’t crazy about the Ed Sheeran cameo on the show.

Sheeran showed up in season 7 sitting and singing with a group of soldiers. Arya passes by them on a horse, commenting, “It’s a pretty song, I’ve never heard it before”. He then responds with his single line, “It’s a new one”.

According to NME, Nairn said:

“I’m not a fan of the cameos in Game of Thrones. I don’t like them, I think it’s stupid. I don’t mind going on the record on that. It takes you right out of the world. Especially Ed Sheeran. I was like, ‘Why is Ed Sheeran here?’ I mean, Ed Sheeran’s great. He’s a great guy, great musician, but why is he in Game of Thrones?”

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He quickly pointed out that he is a fan of the “Shape of You” singer, just not as a cameo on the show.

“I think most people would agree with me there. It was a big snap to reality. It’s like, ‘What? What?’ It’s a fantasy show,” he added. “We’re all caught in this amazing world and spend so much time and money and talent to create, and all of a sudden there’s a pop star? What?”

There have been quite a few musician cameos on Game of Thrones. Notably, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, Snow Patrol, Bastille, Mastodon and Of Monsters and Men have been on.

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