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Game of Thrones: Ed Sheeran Will Serenade Arya During His Cameo

Is Arya Stark Sheeran's next Galway Girl?

Shaunna Murphy

Ed Sheeran fans, take note: If you want your favorite cat-loving crooner to sing to you in person, all you have to do is become a pint-sized Westerosi assassin like Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).

We've known since March that Sheeran, a Game of Thronesfan just like the rest of Planet Earth, will make a cameo at some point during the series' seventh season. Organized by producers as a surprise to Williams -- who has publicly shared her love for the singer for years -- we knew that Sheeran would join the ranks of Will Champion of Coldplay, Mastodon, and Sigur Rós, who have all made musical cameos in past seasons.

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But until Sheeran's recent interview with The Hits Radio (h/t WatchersOnTheWall), we had no idea that Sheeran's cameo would involve actually singing to the scariest living member of the Stark family. (For Sheeran's sake, let's just hope A Girl has an ear for folk pop.)

"I just do a scene with Maisie [Williams]," Sheeran revealed. "I don't really know what I'm allowed to say ... I sing a song and then she [Arya] goes, 'Oh, that's a nice song,' and I go, 'It's a new one' and then there's other lines."

Sounds pretty intriguing, especially since Sheeran once boasted a recurring role on FX's short-lived The Bastard Executioner. He'll likely fit right in to the world of Thrones ... and hopefully find a new fan in Arya, as long as he doesn't play "The Rains of Castamere."

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, July 16 at 9/8c on HBO.