Vikings ended its ultimate season with heartbreak and far dying, however one among its stars thought her character would perish a lot earlier than she did.
Katheryn Winnick, who performed Lagertha on all six seasons, has opened up concerning the position in an interview with NME.
The actress thought Lagertha could be written out throughout Vikings Season four as a result of the present turned extra about Ragnar’s sons.
“I assumed I used to be going to go in Season four when the present turned extra about Ragnar’s sons, however they satisfied me to remain on with the provide of directing an episode,” Winnick shared.
“I actually needed to direct, and I didn’t need to be within the episode I used to be directing, so it was time to say goodbye. Leaving was at all times, at all times, at all times a part of the plan.”
There was an instantaneous uproar from followers upon Lagertha’s dying, so we are able to solely think about how followers would have reacted had she been killed off throughout Vikings Season 4.
In the event you watch Vikings online, you recognize Ragnar was killed off that very same season, so it might need been a tricky promote for the sequence’s longtime followers to proceed watching.
Lagertha was fated to die by the hands of one among Ragnar’s sons, and all of it performed out in brutal vogue on Vikings Season 6 Episode 6.
Hvitserk, who was excessive on medication, hallucinated Lagertha as an enormous serpent and stabbed her to dying.
It got here after a string of episodes by which Lagertha’s dying was hinted at, however the actress was not upset with it. She stated the next:
I wasn’t upset after I was informed I used to be getting written out. We’d been speaking about it for some time. If something, I used to be like: ‘When am I gonna go?!’
Whereas Vikings is now over after six seasons, the franchise will proceed due to a sequel referred to as Vikings Valhalla, which has been picked up at Netflix.
Nevertheless, Winnick won’t be part of it and presently stars as P.I. Jenny Hoyt on ABC’s Big Sky.
The sequence launched in November and has held up very nicely within the scores, that means a sophomore run is probably going.
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