‘Vikings’: Katheryn Winnick Talks About Filming Her Final Battle Scene — ‘I Really Wanted to Make It Great’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Katheryn Winnick

Fans of Vikings know that the loss of life of Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is without doubt one of the hardest drugs to swallow. She is the primary spouse of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and her loss of life is a loss for everybody round her.

Lagertha is a well-known shield-maiden

Katheryn Winnick
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Lagertha isn’t simply well-known as a result of she’s Ragnar’s first spouse. She’s often known as a fierce shield-maiden that takes what she needs. She turns into earl of Hedeby, and finally even the Queen of Kattegat in her personal proper. Her identify is famend for her exploits and what she’s prepared to do to get what she thinks is rightfully hers.

Lagertha kills Kalf (Ben Robson) when he usurps her earldom out from underneath her. She weasels her manner near him and on the day of their wedding ceremony, whereas she’s pregnant along with his baby, she kills him and takes Hedeby again from him.

Lagertha fights the bandits her son let go free

In season 6, Lagertha’s son, Bjorn Ironside (Alexander
Ludwig) is King of Kattegat. He permits a few of Ivar’s (Alex Høgh Andersen) males
to go free into the woods, though he does model them. However, the lads come again
with a vengeance and begin raiding small close by clusters of individuals, together with a
village close to Lagertha when she goes to reside a quiet life.

The bandits come once more and Lagertha is pressured to struggle them.
She battles the bandit chief and is wounded, however decides to return to
Kattegat to see her son and inform him that his son, Hali, was killed.

Lagertha is killed by Hvitserk

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Lagertha barely makes it again to Kattegat and falls off her
horse. Unfortunately, Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) is close by and hallucinates Lagertha
to be Ivar and a large snake. He stabs her to loss of life and Lagertha dies after
every thing she’s lived to see. The prophecy is fulfilled {that a} son of Ragnar
would kill her. Bjorn learns who killed his mom and by some means, he lets Hvitserk
go free.

Katheryn Winnick talks about filming her remaining battle scene

The battle between Lagertha, the villagers, and the bandits is intense and greater than entertaining to look at. Although they win and Lagertha defeats the bandit chief, she’s very badly wounded within the preventing. Winnick spoke with Variety about her character’s loss of life and her remaining battle scene. Apparently it was an intense scene to movie and Winnick described it as “extremely hard.”

“I’m nonetheless misplaced for phrases as a result of I don’t know if I’ve
actually stated goodbye but,” Winnick stated. “That remaining battle was extraordinarily arduous.
It was one of many hardest rehearsals for me, ever. I actually needed to make it
nice and it was so essential to inform a narrative by the battle and never simply
make it one other struggle. It was bodily exhausting to have the ability to not solely
shoot it, but in addition to have the ability to construct your stamina going for it in such an
intense shoot. It took us weeks to arrange after which we rehearsed it over and
over. I’m actually pleased with it as a result of it was positively grueling.”

Fans nonetheless mourn the lack of Lagertha. At least there’s
all the time the choice to return and rewatch outdated episodes of Vikings to
relive each second.

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