It's been nearly a month since we witnessed Ed Sheeran's unexpected cameo in the Season 7 premiere of Game Of Thrones. Despite his status as one of the biggest musicians in the world, his Game of Thrones cameo was met with criticism from fans who saw it as a distraction.
However, it appears that Sheeran wasn't the only celebrity that #GameOfThrones had up its sleeve this year. The latest episode of the #HBO fantasy drama debuted on Sunday night to rave reviews, and the internet went into complete meltdown at the sheer awesomeness of the episode as Daenerys decided to get some revenge on the Lannisters. Among the crowds was none other than Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard who, much like Sheeran, cameoed as one of the Lannister soldiers.
Additionally, just like Sheeran, Syndergaard got to show off his real-life talents by pitching a spear right through one of the Dothraki bloodrider's horses. Didn't catch it? fear not — take a look below:
Fans were much happier with Syndergaard's cameo because it didn't take us out of the world of Westeros like Sheeran's did. In fact, had it not been pointed out by social media users and Syndergaard himself, his appearance may have gone unnoticed due to how brief it was.
Celebrity cameos are often something that we often look forward to in hit #TV series. From Glee to Gilmore Girls and, more recently, Showtime's revival of Twin Peaks, it's pretty cool when we see a famous face pop up in a different setting. However, because Game Of Thrones is meant to be an immersive experience, fans have made it clear that they don't want constant reminders that the show isn't real. Simply put, many viewers don't like it when #GoT breaks the authenticity of the world of Westeros. Moreover, because there is only a limited number of episodes left, most fans would rather the showrunners focused all of the attention on the storylines instead of celebrity cameos.
There have been plenty of cameos in the show over the years: Sigur Ros sang for Joffrey at his wedding to Margaery, and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol had a little singalong while riding on horseback. Check out some more below:
There's only three episodes of #GameOfThronesSeason7 left and with a celebrity popping up in the Lannister army from time to time, who knows what other celebrities we could see in future episodes?
Game Of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.
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