Ed Sheeran is going to be a TV star, according to a new report.
The Thinking Out Loud star is a man of MANY talents and has reportedly picked up a role on a TV show in the US – and it’s a gory one.
Ed, who counts the likes of Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston as pals, has only gone and bagged himself a role on one of his friend’s projects and it’s set to come out after this month.
“I have an acting job coming out after July,” he told The Sun.
“I can’t say too much about it because the pilot just got picked up, which is good, but it’s a TV show.”
The star was reportedly keen to star on HBO’s hit series Game Of Thrones, but instead will make his debut on another show – which is also “gruesome”.
“It’s a medieval TV show and it’s really, really dark. It’s gruesome and it’s going to be fine because my friend wrote it,” Ed explained.
“He had a musician in his last show and I said, ‘Oh did he audition for that? And he said ‘No, but I just thought he would be good in it.’ So I said, ‘Can you put me in your show next?’”
Talk about having friends in high places. Bravo Ed.
Ed is keen to show off his acting skills having previously auditioned for a part on an ITV show, and he didn’t get it.
He has said: “I quickly realised that I can show you in 30 seconds how talented I am in music, but I can’t show you in 30 seconds how talented I am.
“There was a part I auditioned for on an ITV show and it was music and acting. And I thought this would be fun and I got down to the final six.
“I said to myself if I got this, not more music just acting and if I didn’t, no more acting, just music and I didn’t.”
Ed added: “Then I just did music and it all went well.”
by Claire Rutter