Director Jeremy Podeswa defended Sheeran's cameo appearance in the season 7 curtain-raiser in an interview with The Daily Beast.
After his cameo appearance in ‘Game Of Thrones’ this weekend that sharply divided viewers on social media, the show’s director has come to Ed Sheeran’s defence saying that the singer is a “lovely performer” who “deserved to be there”.
In fact, the reaction was such that 26 year old Sheeran quit Twitter altogether in the wake of the season premiere of the seventh series of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday night (July 16th). However, the HBO fantasy show’s director, Jeremy Podeswa, has told The Daily Beast in a new interview that he felt Sheeran’s appearance was appropriate.
Podeswa admitted he was “a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it… he looks right in the show; he fits into the fabric of the show.”
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The singer received nothing but criticism for his 'GoT' cameo.
He gave us fair warning, but Ed Sheeran has finally decided to scrap his Twitter account altogether now after a stream of hate messages following his 'Game Of Thrones' cameo. There was barely enough screen time for him to have had a poor performance, but that didn't stop his biggest critics.
Ed Sheeran performs at the 'Today' show
We have a feeling that Ed's brief spell as a singing soldier in season 7 of 'Game of Thrones' was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek moment for the series, but there were a lot of people out there who felt angry about his involvement in the episode 'Dragonstone'. As a result, he's shut down his Twitter account in a bid to stem the flow of hate.
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Clarke spoke to Elle magazine for its August edition ahead of the return of 'Game of Thrones' for its seventh season.
The 30 year old British star, who has played Daenerys Targaryen since the HBO series began in 2011, has been working hard promoting the seventh series ahead of its return this weekend. In a new interview for the US August edition of Elle magazine, she opened up about what it is like to bare all on screen, and reveals that she gets a lot of unfair criticism for it.
Specifically referring to her up-close-and-personal encounter with Daario Naharis (played by Michael Huisman) in season four, she said: “It’s brilliant. I actually went up to [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and thanked them. I was like, ‘That’s a scene I’ve been waiting for!’ Because I get a lot of c**p for having done nude scenes and sex scenes.”
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The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
'Game Of Thrones' season 7 is nearly upon us! As the cast - both former and current - join together on the red carpet for the official premiere, we look at who could be making a grand return to the coming series. There's a few characters we haven't seen for a while, so it could get interesting.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the 'Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere
The season 7 premiere of 'Game of Thrones' took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last night (July 12th 2017), and with it came a hoarde of stars from the series - some of whose appearances spoke volumes about what to expect from the show over the next few weeks.
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He 'auditions' for other 'Game of Thrones' characters.
If Kit Harington never landed the part of Jon Snow in 'Game Of Thrones', who's to say he wouldn't have managed to bag another character? In a hilarious sketch, he pretends to audition for various other roles from the series. This is precisely why we love him.
Kit Harington at the Olivier Awards
In a 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' skit, Kit Harington hangs up his Jon Snow guise in favour of some of the other notable characters from 'Game of Thrones'. Starting with Lena Headey's Cersei Lannister, we knew it was only going to get better and better.
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She wants women to have voices within the movie and television industry.
Lena Headey has become quite the feminist figure in Hollywood, whether she intended to or not. Her strong characters, including the evil but powerful Cersei Lannister in 'Game Of Thrones', coupled with her tenacious personality have made her a massive role model for young female actors - and, indeed, young girls all round.
Lena Headey at the 'Game of Thrones' season 6 premiere
Unfortunately, it is still a fact in this day and age that many emerging actresses are forced to get their roles not through their natural talent, but through using their sexuality to essentially pay for it. 43-year-old Lena Headey reveals how that's something that she never wanted to do, even if it meant losing out on roles. She wanted to change this 'boys club' theme from the beginning.
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She won't be appearing in an future spin-offs.
With 'Game Of Thrones' set to end as a series after season eight, Emilia Clarke has revealed that she will be hanging up her Daenerys Targaryen wig for good even if she gets invited back later for a spin-off. She's actually surprised she got this far!
Emilia Clarke at the Primetime Emmy Awards
The 30-year-old star may be one of the key characters in the show, but she's looking forward to wrapping up that chapter of her career. Not that she hasn't enjoyed the ride over the past seven years, but now it's time to shake up her identity as an actress.
The actress was allowed release from Marvel to continue with her role on 'Game of Thrones'.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have had quite the wait for the series' seventh season, with the debut episode pushed back around two months later than the show would usually premiere. With just seven episodes making up season 7 as opposed to the 10 episodes that have made up the six seasons to-date, those working on the show will have had to refine their vision. Having had more time to do so than in the past however, there's a lot of growing expectation for this coming batch of new episodes.
Jessica Henwick also stars as Colleen Wing in 'Iron Fist' and the upcoming 'The Defenders'
The fantasy series - based on the incomplete George R R Martin novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire' - has delivered more twists and turns than any small screen offering in recent memory, with those working on it unafraid to take out fan favourite characters for the betterment of the story they're trying to tell.
Continue reading: Jessica Henwick Will Return For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7
Viral video ties in 'GoT' soundbites to the lyrics of Gloria Gaynor classic.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have gotten to experience a wonderful taste of irony with a viral video featuring the cast 'singing' along to Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit 'I Will Survive'. It must've have taken some 'GoT' lover a long time to put together but it's so worth it.
The cast of 'Game of Thrones' at the Emmy Awards
So far the gritty fantasy show in its 6 seasons has killed off more than 100 characters, so it seems fabulously appropriate to have the cast's lines dubbed to the tune of the number one diva classic. The video merges together various clips and soundbites from the show so that it appears they are speaking the lyrics to 'I Will Survive'.
'Game of Thrones' is set to finish in 2018, but HBO's team of writers is currently brainstorming ideas for spin-off series.
While ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be coming to an end next year, fans of the series will be delighted to learn about new reports confirming that creator George RR Martin and a team of writers are working on ideas for spin-off shows that could see the HBO show live on for years.
‘Game of Thrones’ is the most-watched show in the history of HBO, and speculation around its future has been swirling in recent months as the show heads into its penultimate season later in 2017.
George RR Martin and the 'Game of Thrones' cast in 2013
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Lena Headey , Game Of Thrones - 67th Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room at Microsoft Theater at LA Live, Primetime Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st September 2015
Maisie Williams - "An Evening with The Game Of Thrones" hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theater hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 19th March 2013