Ed Sheeran’s cameo on last season’s Game of Thrones premiere wasn’t exactly embraced by the show’s fan base, but that didn’t stop producers from giving another music superstar a role this past Sunday, in arguably the biggest episode in the show’s history.
If you blinked you may have missed outlaw country legend Chris Stapleton playing a Wildling, who had been turned into a White Walker by the Night King.
Chris is such a diehard fan his management reached out to inform producers he would pay his own way to wherever they needed him to be for a cameo.
He tells Rolling Stone: "They were gracious enough to let me come participate that way" and also gave his bass player and manager bit roles.
He adds: "They knew we weren’t actors. So the direction was basically, we’re going to place you, and when we tell you to, open your eyes. And they trained us on how White Walkers are supposed to stand up and move when they’re first waking up. We had a crash course in that."
A new Game of Thrones hits HBO Sunday.
Photo: Instagram/Chris Stapleton