Travis Fimmel is apparently a man of few words in real life, similar to his character (‘Ragnar Lothbrok’) on the History Channel’s critically acclaimed series Vikings, so it was a good thing that at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con Fimmel was teamed up with the eloquent, enthusiastic Clive Standen to discuss the popular show. Production is currently underway on season two and in fact the cast who made the trip to San Diego were turning right back around to get to work on remote locations in Ireland.
Filming in an out-of-the-way location in Ireland has its challenges, however Standen says it brought the entire cast and crew closer together. “Everyone is there for each other and it doesn’t matter what job you do everyone’s treated exactly the same way. A lot of that is down to him [Travis]. He’s got such a great Australian work ethic,” explained Standen. “If he sees someone struggling up the hill with a camera, he’ll be the first to grab it off their back and carry it for them.”
And, of course, while neither Fimmel nor Standen would give away any second season spoilers, they were able to provide some background into their work on the series, additional research they took part in to play Vikings, and handling very intense fight sequences.
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