Chris Stapleton has made his acting debut on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
After Stapleton, who is a huge fan of the show, had his management reach out about the possibility of casting him in a bit part. He played a White Walker in Episode 3 of the new season, which aired last night (April 29).
He explains to Rolling Stone , “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. They were gracious enough to let me come participate that way.” Chris along with his bass player J.T. Cure and tour manager filmed with the crew in Northern Ireland.
Stapleton posted a photo of him in his Winterfell best on Instagram.
Stapleton’s wife Morgane posted an Instagram video that pauses on the brief moment his bearded, undead visage shows up. She wrote, “Episode 3….My wildling is a white walker #got”
To which Maren Morris reacted, “Oh. My. God.”
Stapleton says of the show, “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.”