Ed Sheeran wants to be the best musician regardless of genre.
He touches on his competitive side in the new documentary “Songwriter”. Fortunately, the “Perfect” singer has a lot of healthy competition these days. After all, iron sharpens iron.
“Someone like Kendrick Lamar — I think he’s absolutely fantastic. Drake’s obviously doing very, very well. I really like Taylor’s [Swift] album,” Sheeran told Buzzfeed. “Ariana Grande just brought out that song ‘God Is A Woman’, which is an amazing bit of pop music. Every week you hear something that inspires you to be better, I think.”
The 27-year-old singer-songwriter also reflected on his highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” cameo in 2017. “I know what ‘Game of Thrones’ fans hoped happened to my character. I’m sure they think my character got brutally, brutally murdered but I think my character is still out there.”
“I think he’s chillin’. It was fun being in ‘Game of Thrones’, but I definitely think they should’ve killed me off in the episode,” Sheeran added. “I reckon that probably would’ve been the redemption for people that didn’t like it.”
A lot has been said about the physical resemblance between Sheeran and “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint. When asked which “Harry Potter” house he would belong to, the four-time Grammy winner had a self-deprecating response.
“Do you know what? I always thought I’d probably be Hufflepuff,” he confessed. “Slytherin’s pure, pure-blood and I’m kind of mixed between Irish and English. Ravenclaw’s very smart. Gryffindor’s really brave and [growl]. And Hufflepuff’s, kind of, just the one that… isn’t. So, I guess I’d be Hufflepuff!”
Sheeran will star alongside Lily James and Kate McKinnon in an untitled musical comedy from filmmaker Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis out Sept. 13, 2019.