Ed Sheeran has revealed to The Sun that he has high hopes of having a walk-on-part in Game of Thrones, but would it be a dramatic mistake on behalf of the show’s producers to grant the diminutive crooner his wish? And could it perhaps signal the death knell of the popular TV series?
Probably not! However, if Ed Sheeran was paint, he’d take an awfully long time to dry, and would such a personality, with his affable, if somewhat annoying face, add anything to George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world of sex, violence, treachery and impressive weaponry?
Let’s be blunt. Sheeran’s fellow flame-haired singer, Axl Rose, possesses the sort of personality that would be tailor-made to what has been described as “The Sopranos in Middle-Earth.” But Sheeran? Would not such a bland songbird struggle desperately to play even the most witless and inbred farmhand?
The Inquisitr reported earlier this week that, alongside the equally bland Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran is the name which crops up most on Spotify when it comes to helping its users fall asleep.
“About 2.8 million “sleep-themed” playlists were examined by Spotify, and the results came back showing overwhelming numbers of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith songs. Of the top 20 most popular sleepy time pop tracks, Ed Sheeran wrote seven of them.”
If putting innocent people into a comatose state with just three chords and trite lyrics wasn’t bad enough, Sheeran now wants to inflict his own unique brand of soul-numbing ennui on a television screen near you some time soon.
Apparently, the 24-year-old King of (Bland) Pop has been hounding the HBO bosses for a role in the show for some time. The maestro who can make you lose consciousness just through the power of his voice alone explained that he’s a massive fan of the series and he wants in on the action.
“There were talks ages ago of me being an extra, which could have been cool. But every time they shoot it’s the time I tour in the UK.”
Horrifically, Sheeran revealed he now has plenty of time on his hands and perhaps the time is now ripe for him to murder a storyline or deaden an eyeball or two.
If Sheeran is cast in Game of Thrones, he will follow in the footsteps of Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, who each had a cameo in 2013.
Meanwhile Sons Of Anarchy get guest appearances by Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love. Where’s the justice?
[Image via Rolling Stone.]