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Ed Sheeran Says He Thought His 'Yesterday' Role Was Specifically Written For Him

Ed Sheeran Says He Thought His 'Yesterday' Role Was Specifically Written For Him

Ed Sheeran is opening up about his Yesterday film role, that came out in 2019, just before he went into semi-retirement after dropping his latest album and getting married to now wife, Cherry Seaborn.

During his recent appearance and interview with BBC Radio 1, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter revealed that he actually wasn’t the first choice for the role in the movie.

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Turns out that both Chris Martin and Harry Styles were considered before he was.

“They asked Chris Martin, he said no, they asked Harry Styles, he said no, and I was third choice,” he shared. “Yesterday was funny though because Richard Curtis wrote it and he lives in Suffolk and he knows me and my wife very well.”

Ed went on, recalling that “if you look at that movie, the premise is a bloke who gets really, really, really famous ’round the world, and it’s a bit unbelievable that he got really, really famous ’round the world…[he] comes from Suffolk…so there are all these factors in it where I was like, has he sort of written this about me?”

“And I didn’t wanna ask, I didn’t wanna even think that,” he says.

After questioning if the movie was actually about him at all, he was then “invited round Richard’s house with my wife [and] Richard’s talking to me about the film and he’s like, ‘We’re thinking of getting Chris Martin as the musical guy in the film,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay but… Suffolk, music…’”

“Anyway, they asked Chris Martin, he said no, they asked Harry Styles, he said no and I was third choice. That is 100% true.”

If you missed it, Ed recently opened up about life with Cherry and their nine-month old daughter, Lyra.

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