While the first part of “Vikings” season 6 is now available on Netflix, discover how Katheryn Winnick – interpreter of the valiant Lagertha – lived the filming of these episodes. (In collaboration with Jean-Maxime Renault)
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Seriously injured after her violent fight against White hair and his horde, mortally struck by the dagger of Hvitserk who had not recognized her, Lagertha collapses at the gates of Kattegat without having been able to say goodbye to her son Bjorn.
After 7 years of valiant fights and bloodthirsty battles, the most valiant of all Viking warriors had to say goodbye to the series, in the sixth episode of season 6 (now available on Netflix).
A page has turned for all fans of this legendary heroine, and especially for her interpreter Katheryn Winnick, whom we had the chance to meet in April 2019, during the festival. CANNESERIES where she was one of the members of the jury, shortly after the filming of her last episodes in Vikings. The opportunity for us to ask her how she had experienced this separation with Lagertha:
“It’s a bittersweet feeling. I’m ready to go back to my ‘normal’ life after 7 years, to see my friends and family for a little longer. But it’s hard to say goodbye to a character for whom I have so much affection, which is part of me today “, she told us.
“When I was on the plane for the first time after filming was over, having spent the day saying goodbye to everyone, I started to cry, and cry again, and the lady next door of me was very worried. I was having trouble breathing, she asked me if I had lost someone close. And I cried even harder. I dared not tell her that yes, I had just lost someone, but not a real person, a character! “
If fans of Vikings probably struggled to say goodbye to Lagertha, Katheryn Winnick is probably the one who was most upset by the disappearance of the famous warrior:
“It was harder than I had imagined to close this chapter. But to be honest, I don’t think I got over it yet. I would probably have to review the series from start to finish. for that, but I still can’t bring myself to do it. “
If she does not really go into details concerning the death of her character, many have been the fans who may have been disconcerted by the sudden and unexpected nature of her disappearance. Indeed, the question may arise: why did Lagertha go alone, injured and without an escort, to Kattegat?
If the official version of the series does not really provide an answer to this question, a cut scene unveiled in the Blu-Ray box set sheds more light on us. We see in fact Lagertha about to leave, refusing that her daughter-in-law Gunnhild (who is expecting a new child) accompanies him:
“I gave up all my power, but if I had a little bit left, I would forbid you to travel with me. I would forbid you to put my new grandson at risk “, she told him before adding, as if she had a presentiment of what would happen next: “It seems to me, Gunnhild, the world is coming to an end.”
The Viking warrior, predicted to be killed by one of Ragnar’s sons, had she seen her end coming? After hearing this final reply, we are entitled to think so.
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