Kristian Nairn thinks Ed Sheeran’s ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo took viewers out of the show’s world.
The 42-year-old actor – who played Hodor until Season Six of the HBO fantasy drama when the character was killed off – has complained about the impact of famous faces appearing on the program.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, he said: “I’m not a fan of the cameos in ‘Game of Thrones.’ I don’t like them. I think it’s stupid.
I don’t mind going on the record on that. I just think it takes you right out of the world. Especially Ed Sheeran. I was like, ‘Why is Ed Sheeran here?’ I mean, Ed Sheeran’s great. He’s a great guy, great musician, but why is he in ‘Game of Thrones?’ ”
Although the ‘A-Team’ singer’s cameo – in which he played a Lannister soldier and sang a song to Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) – came after Nairn had left, it’s still rubbed him the wrong way.