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'Game of Thrones' Director Defends Ed Sheeran After Backlash

19 July 2017, 08:21 | Clyde Nash

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But the singer is receiving a morale boost from his director, Jeremy Podeswa, who helmed the episode "Dragonstone".

The director even talked about how it was to work with Ed Sheeran.

Some just didn't understand why he was in the showOne fan didn't find it hard to recognise the singerOthers couldn't help but poke fun at the singer's cameo, Ed Sheeran styleThis one had a "you can't sit with us" moment aimed straight at SheeranOthers questioned the creative direction the show was takingAnd of course, the blood thirsty, who want Sheeran dead. As everybody knows, the show really eschews stunt casting-it's never, ever done that.

Speaking to Newsweek, Podeswa claimed, "He was appropriate for the part because he needed to sing".

Unfortunately, no matter how much Podeswa thinks Sheeran looks like he belongs in Westeros, it doesn't seem likely the singer will return after the backlash to his cameo.

Sunday's airing of the Game of Thrones episode on HBO drew in more than 16 million viewers, an all time ratings record for the channel.

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The Egyptian shone, but he was out staged by his fellow new signing Dom Solanke, who blasted in from outside the area in the second-half to give us the lead.

Thankfully Ed made a decision to return to the social media platform, although he's removed many of his tweets and it seems as though he won't be using it too much in the near future. "Arya Stark interrupted Sheeran when he sings 'Handa of Gold" and also stopped him to chat with the group over the roasted squirrel and blackberry wine. "I know he's very well known and a successful singer, but you're in the bubble of the show".

So for Podeswa, the only thing he regrets about the cameo is how people are reacting and how it could be affecting the star.

Negative comments posted online over Sheeran's performance may have caused the 26-year-old to briefly deactivate his Twitter account on Monday. There's nothing connected with him that's in the least bit self-aware or self-conscious", he revealed, before adding, "The only thing I don't feel great about is that Ed is such a lovely guy and really genuine and down to earth. "So I think that's the only drag", he finished.

Podeswa's defense of Sheeran definitely offers another perspective on the controversial cameo for angry fans.

After his Game of Thrones role, Sheeran confirmed that he'll next lend his talents to The Simpsons.

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