Chris Stapleton Appeared as a White Walker During The Battle Of Winterfell On ‘Game of Thrones’

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If you blinked, you might have missed it.

Actually, even if you didn’t blink, your probably missed it. Thankfully we have Morgane Stapleton’s Instagram post.

Yes, Chris Stapleton appeared for a brief second as a White Walker on last night’s Game of Thrones episode that had everyone in a frenzy. The Battle of Winterfell (Season 8, Ep. 3 – “The Long Night”) was epic, and I’ll avoid any spoilers in case you have yet to watch.

There have been plenty of quick cameos from musicians and random actors during various Game of Thrones seasons. You might remember Ed Sheeran showing up last season. But last night, it was Chris Stapleton – awakening as a White Walker…seriously.

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Here’s what Chris said via 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 knew we weren’t actors. 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.”

See White Walker Stapleton below.

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Episode 3….My wildling is a white walker #got

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