Ed Sheeran reveals he was the third choice for 'Yesterday' film

goss 01/06/2021

Maybe he's not everyone's favorite ginger?

Ed Sheeran, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter, appeared on 'Radio 1's Big Weekend' on BBC Radio 1 and talked about his role in the 2019 film 'Yesterday'.

However, Ed reveals he wasn't the first singer to be considered for the role of the notable musician.

"They asked Chris Martin [from Coldplay], he said no, they asked Harry Styles, he said no, and I was the third choice," he recalled.

Even though Richard Curtis, the writer, and producer of the film didn't pick Ed Sheeran as the first choice actor, Ed is certain that the film is written about himself.

"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 [Richard] sort of written this about me?'"

You can watch Ed Sheeran star in the film Yesterday on Netflix.co.nz