Fri. Sep 30th, 2022


Katheryn Winnick had no idea that playing the legendary shieldmaiden Lagertha in History’s “Vikings” would be her big break in the industry; she only knew that she really wanted the part. She worked with a Scandinavian dialect coach before filming her audition tape, which would catch the attention of creator and showrunner Michael Hirst.



“I went to great lengths to try to do everything I could to get this role,” Winnick told Collider. “I ended up actually going to a Halloween costume store and renting a costume to try to really embody what Vikings would wear for my screen test.” The rest is (no pun intended) history.




She gained a cult following during her time on the show (seeing tattoos of her face on strangers’ bodies at Comic-Con became a regular occurrence), but Winnick is known for more than just “Vikings.” Her kung-fu series “Wu Assassins” dropped on Netflix to positive reviews in 2019, though, in terms of movies, she’s never fared very well with the critics: she was in the ill-fated big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s classic series



“The Dark Tower,” and the less said about the John Travolta-led “Speed Kills” (which scored a big fat zero on Rotten Tomatoes), the better. The Canadian actor has been misused and overlooked by the movie studios, especially when you consider her range of talents.From her traditional childhood and unlikely rise to fame to the superhero roles she’s been eyeing up, this is the untold truth of Katheryn Winnick.





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