In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Stapleton discussed his surprise appearance and revealed that he’s a longtime GoT fan.
“I was like, you know, I would gladly fly to wherever in the world just to be a small part and get to watch that show going down,” he said. “They were gracious enough to let me come participate that way.”
The country crooner flew all the way to Northern Ireland to film with the cast and crew, who didn’t mind his lack of experience.
“They knew we weren’t actors,” Stapleton added. “So, the direction was basically, we’re going to place you, and when we tell you to, open your eyes. And they trained us on how White Walkers are supposed to stand up and move when they’re first waking up. We had a crash course in that.”
Although Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) ended up slaying the Night King, that didn’t stop Stapleton from proposing his own fan theory, saying, “I was betting that the most Game of Thrones thing that could happen would be that the White Walkers would win. That was what I thought was going to happen and that’s off the table at this point. I don’t really know. Once again, they do a bang-up job of keeping you guessing as to what will happen. That’s why it’s the greatest television show certainly of modern times and possibly ever.”
Our jealousy is—understandably—through the roof.