Watch Coldplay Star In ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’
Coldplay have always been able to have fun, and they've done so to benefit Red Nose Day, a fundraiser for children living in poverty. The band appeared in a 12-minute sketch that aired on NBC last night (May 22) that shows the behind-the-scenes process of working on a musical based on the hit show Game of Thrones. The special has been posted online in full, so check out Game of Thrones: The Musical below:
Red Nose Day is a comedy fundraiser that has been popular in the U.K. since 1988, and made its way to the U.S. for the first time this year: A three-hour special that featured celebrity cameos and sketches, including this one, aired on NBC last night.
The band and cast of the show poked fun at themselves and the fictitious project in the mockumentary, which is narrated by Liam Neeson. For example, Coldplay performed a reggae song called "Rastafarian Targaryen" for the unimpressed cast.
"One word that comes to mind when I'm thinking of this project is Titanic, but not in terms of the successful movie, uh, in terms of the unsuccessful boat," Game of Thrones cast member Emilia Clarke said in the film.
This project is a sort of coming full circle for Coldplay drummer Will Champion, who actually had a cameo as a musician in the noteworthy "Red Wedding" episode of the show.