Ahead of the show’s final ten episodes, some fans may be wondering how Katheryn Winnick landed the role of Lagertha back in the first season.
An interview with Collider has revealed how one particular actor’s involvement in the series convinced Winnick to sign on.
She explained: “I am such a big fan of Gabriel Byrne. I grew up watching him in movies and on TV, and when I heard that he signed on to do this, I called my agents and said, ‘You’ve got to make sure I get this role!’”
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne only appeared in Vikings first season, but made a distinct impression as the cruel Earl Haraldson.