A lot of "Game of Thrones" characters' fates were left hanging in the balance after the tumultuous seventh season, but there's one that we haven't given hardly any thought since the premiere: the unnamed Lannister soldier played by Ed Sheeran.
Well, for those who have, the Grammy winner recently weighed in on his character's possible fate. He was asked during a Buzzfeed interview what he thought the singing solider was doing now, and he had a cheeky answer for those who hated his cameo.
"I know what 'Game of Thrones' fans hoped happened to my character," he said. "I'm sure they think my character got brutally, brutally murdered, but I think my character is still out there. I think he's chillin'."
We can understand the impulse to taunt the critics a little -- Sheeran certainly heard some harsh opinions after his brief appearance on the show -- but "chillin'" seems like a stretch. Season 7 was not a peaceful one, so in all likelihood, his character would have been through some rough times. And that's putting it mildly.
Even though he thinks his character made it, Sheeran actually wishes he'd gotten one of the show's infamous bloody deaths. Apparently, he believes in giving the people what they want.
"I definitely think they should've killed me off in the episode," he said. "I reckon that probably would've been the redemption for people that didn't like it."
In spite of all the criticism, Sheeran said it was "fun" to appear on the show. At least there's that, and let's not forget that he did it as a gift for Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).
We'll probably never see Sheeran's "Game of Thrones" character again, but the singer has been learning how to act. In fact, he plays himself in an upcoming film directed by Danny Boyle. For his sake, we hope he gets more positive feedback.
[via: Buzzfeed; h/t: Vanity Fair]