Katheryn Winnick and Jessalyn Gilsig said they knew Vikings was something special from the first moment they stepped on set. According to both actresses, the cast had to just surrender to an entirely new environment. Cell phones didn’t work, wi-fi wasn’t available, and no one hung out in their trailers – everyone hung out together and it made the whole experience of shooting season one incredibly memorable.
Vikings shoots in a remote area of Ireland and there aren’t any buildings in sight, and Winnick calls that experience “refreshing.” “I can’t imagine another place to shoot this,” said Winnick.
And during our interview at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Winnick and Gilsig also talked about the research process and the costumes of Vikings:
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