Warning: Spoilers forward for “Game of Thrones” Season 7!
All males should die, however Ed Sheeran is secure for now.
The British singer gave the impression on Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiere as a part of a small band of Lannister squaddies encountered by means of Arya (Maisie Williams) en path south to King’s Landing.
Arya hears him making a song throughout the timber ― “Hands of gold are always cold, but a woman’s hands are warm” ― ahead of cautiously sitting all the way down to trash communicate the rustic’s capital town over some recent rabbit. The come upon is in all probability the friendliest assembly of strangers within the woods we’ve observed up to now in Westeros, the place such events can get slightly murder-y. Even when Arya admits the real goal of her travels ― to kill Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) ― the Lannister staff assumes she’s simply joshin’ round.
Sheeran’s lyrics if truth be told come immediately from George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” ebook sequence, the place they’re sung to Tyrion about his lover Shae:
He rode throughout the streets of town, down from his hill on prime
O’er the winds and the stairs and the cobbles, he rode to a girl’s sigh
For she used to be his secret treasure, she used to be his disgrace and his bliss
And a series and a stay are not anything, when put next to a girl’s kiss
For palms of gold are at all times chilly, however a lady’s palms are heat
(“It’s a new one,” Sheeran says of the tune.)
It’s simple to look, regardless that, how the lyrics may just reference a undeniable different Lannister with a literal gold hand ― Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), whose dating with sister Cersei may be described as “his secret treasure.”
In any case, the scene used to be a deal with for Williams, a large fan of Sheeran, whose small phase within the new season used to be introduced previous this 12 months. But the younger actress’ enthusiasm for the “Shape of You” singer’s musical stylings couldn’t forestall fanatics from mercilessly choosing aside the scene on Twitter.
Although a couple of have been pleasantly shocked …
Many hardened “Thrones” fanatics started calling for violence.
Some criticized the transfer for taking audience out of the tale with the surprising look of a well-known real-life pop celebrity.
While others joined in for slightly of sarcastic a laugh.
At least Maisie appeared glad about the entire thing!
Sheeran’s look on “Game of Thrones” follows cameos by means of a number of different musicians, together with Coldplay’s Will Champion and Of Monsters and Men.
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at nine p.m. ET on HBO.