Report: Ed Sheeran found the “Perfect” role for his lady love in new movie “Yesterday”

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Ed Sheeran is one of the stars of the upcoming romantic comedy, Yesterday, and one of the perks of being a global superstar is that you can hook up your family, too. Reportedly, he scored a role in the movie for his partner, Cherry Seaborn.

A source tells the British tabloid The Sun, “Shooting this film was a real laugh and they did some of it on Ed’s tour. Cherry visits him on the road a fair amount and ended up getting to feature in a scene as an extra.”

“It’s only a tiny part but Ed and Cherry thought it was hilarious, and it’s pretty cute,” the source adds. “She even appears in the end credits.”

The part?  Cherry — who is often referred to as Ed’s wife, based on reports that they married in secret last year — plays one of the cabin crew in Ed’s private jet, handing out champagne.

Yesterday, directed by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle, is about a struggling singer/songwriter named Jack who gets hit by a bus and and wakes up in a world where The Beatles never existed and nobody remembers them — except him.

Of course, Jack then starts passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, and soon catches the interest of Ed, who plays a version of himself.  With Ed’s help, Jack becomes a superstar, but then risks losing the love of the one girl who always believed in him.

Yesterday opens June 28.

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