As a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, it is safe to say that Ed Sheeran has literally taken the music industry by storm. The "Shape of You" singer just released his third studio album, titled Divide, earlier this month – and now he has yet another big announcement. No, we are not referring to his recent promise that a new duet with Taylor Swift is in his future. We're talking about yet another epic project. And this one is not involving music, to many fans' surprise.
Producers of the HBO American drama series Game of Thrones (you know, the show Joe Jonas' girlfriend Sophie Turner stars in) have confirmed that Ed will be guest starring in an episode of the series in this upcoming season. Co-creators of the series David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed Ed's involvement with the series at the SXSW film festival in Texas, where they said they have been trying to get him on the show for quite some time.
Who knew he was such a coveted actor?! Well, this isn't the first time Ed has acted on screen. He was in a 2012 short film called Watchtower, along with a FX drama series.
All we know is if his acting chops are as impressive as his musical talent, he is going to knock the socks off his adoring fans – and Games of Thrones viewers, of course.
It appears Ed was told to keep things hush-hush for a while, as he took to Twitter right after word spread about his Game of Thrones Season 7 guest-starring role.
"Guess the cats out of the bag..." Ed wrote in response to a news report about his latest television project.
As for the details about his role, those have not yet been specified. However, it has been reported that it's a cameo appearance, so we wonder if he will be performing as himself. Only time will tell!