5 anecdotes about Vikings

16/09/2021

Is Vikings one of your favorite shows ? Then you are absolutely right. But do you know how it goes backstage ? Here’s five anecdotes about the show you can share to show off in front of your friends.

A different original title
A different original title

At the beginning, Vikings was not the show’s official title ! Michael Hirst wanted to call it « Raid », but in the end the name was not chosen, and Vikings seemed like a logical title.

These two actresses are sisters
These two actresses are sisters

The characters of Helga and Torvi are played by sisters. It may not be a surprise to you as they do look alike ! They respectively are played by Maude Hirst and Georgia Hirst, and if their last name sounds familiar, it’s because they are Michael Hirst’s daughters, the one and only creator of Vikings. A real family business.

The casting could have been different
The casting could have been different

It’s impossible now to picture someone else than Travis Fimmel to play Ragnar, or somebody other than Gustaf Skarsgård in Floki’s role. But these characters could have had different faces. Clive Standen and Gustaf Skarsgård both auditioned for Ragnar’s part, whereas Travis Fimmel wanted to play Floki, and even tried for Rollo’s part.

Dead languages resurrected
Dead languages resurrected

Multiple dead languages were brought back in Vikings, and the actors had to learn and recite them on camera. We can hear in a few episodes Latin, old Norse, old English and even old French.

Actor and director
Actor and director

If she plays wonderfully Lagertha on the whole 6 seasons, Katheryn Winnick lended her talents to another part on the show : the one of director. She directed episode 8 of season 6 in particular, called « Valhalla Can Wait ».

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