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Travis Fimmel Gets Cheeky on Reddit!

Find out what the Ragnar actor had to say about Season 3 of History Channel’s Vikings:

Travis Fimmel Q&A on Reddit

Earlier today, Travis Fimmel (who plays Ragnar Lothbrok in the upcoming Season 3 of History Channel’s Vikings) took to Reddit in a Q&A for Vikings fans. In true Aussie style, the actor promptly began (to use an Aussie term) to ‘take the piss’ with his answers – much to the joy of the fans throwing questions his way!

Here’s some of the more hilarious responses to fan questions from Travis (as well as some of the equally funny responses back at him). But with over 1,300 comments, I am sure I have missed some! Also, be warned, grown up language ahead 😉

  • [–]zefareu What is your favorite sandwich, and what would Ragnar’s favorite sandwich be?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Vegemite and toast. And Ragnar’s favorite sandwich? Would be Athelstan and Lagertha.

 

  • [–]JelleC Hi Travis! Been a fan of the show since the beginning, I really like your portayal of Ragnar. What are your favorite moments/memories from set?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] I liked tying Athelstan up to a tree in the first year. The sex scene with Lagertha was very enjoyable. And whenever we’re on the horses, I like that.

 

  • [–]crownofthorns88 Huge fan since day 1 of Vikings. You seem to have a more introverted personality and not much social media presence, do you plan as your fan base grows to get more involved on twitter/other media platforms?

[–]TravisFimmel[S]smiles I’ll stop at the Mac store on my way home. It’s hard with a flip phone.

[–]xTerraH Fuuuuuuccckkkk. Even offset you don’t stop being ragnor

 

  • [–]matsky Hey Travis. So one of my good friends reckons she taught you Jiu Jitsu when she lived in (or near) Seymour, Victoria, many moons ago. Is she full of shit? Vikings is my second favourite show ever by the way!

[–]TravisFimmel[S] I thought we were making love, I didn’t know we were doing Jiu Jitsu.

[–]matsky Oh yeah, she is going to love this reply! Thanks hahaha

 

  • [–]angmar2805 I have such a girl crush on Lagertha. Please tell me Rag and Lag will finally find some happiness together this season?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Hehe! Pffff. She left me, I didn’t leave her! We are, actually, cousins.

[–]RicardusAlpert Like, for real?? Or just for the sake of the joke?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Nah, it’s a joke. smirks

  • [–]annieplovers Hi Travis, how do you keep in shape & how tough if filiming Vikings?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] The weather’s the hardest thing. And I keep in shape by drinking whiskey instead of beer.

 

  • [–]shivan21 How is Ragnar Lothbrok? Is he cruel more than necessary or just enough to survive?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Just tough love all ’round. Some people need an axe in the head, some people need a cuddle. Or both.

[–]_vargas_ Might want to leave that bit off the tinder profile

 

  • [–]Aleforge Standing back and looking at the show do you have a favorite character?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Lots of ’em. Athelstan, and King Ecbert, and there’s that one black horse I really like, with the funny eye.

[–]magicbearz Am I crazy, or does that horse teleport between England and Scandinavia on a semi-regular basis?

 

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Just as much as anybody else. I didn’t know much about them. Other than the love-making and borrowing stuff from others.

[–]Lawnboy490 Most politically correct way to say rape and pillage I think I’ll ever see

 

If you had to give one advice to Ragnar what would it be

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Just go back to farming. Actually, go to Australia.

 

And because there is nothing sadder than a homesick Travis Fimmel:

 

  • [–]TravisWaters Hey Travis. i live in a small town in NSW Australia. And i would like to know what do you miss most about about Australia?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Small towns. Everything.

 

  • [–]davidbl1978 Hi Travis – I have heard that you do the fighting scenes yourself. Any cuts and bruises or are you a qualified viking now with an axe?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] I’m not qualified, but it’s a great stunt team. I only got hurt emotionally.

 

If you want to read the entire Q&A with Travis Fimmel on Reddit, you can do so by clicking here.

Source: Reddit – Travis Fimmel here. Cherry picker, dairy farmer, you may know me as Ragnar on VIKINGS. AMA.

(Photo Credit: Reddit/Imgur)

Who Will Die and Who Will Divorce in Season 3 of History Channel’s Vikings?

Travis Fimmel Teases Fans on Reddit About Season 3 of Vikings!

Travis Fimmel stars as Ragnar Lothbrok in the History Channels Vikings Season 3 promo pic

Recently Travis Fimmel (who plays Ragnar Lothbrok on History Channel’s Vikings) took to Reddit to answer fans questions about the show. While he was plenty cheeky in a lot of his answers (and you can read the funniest ones here), he also let slip some juicy tidbits about Season 3!

Here are some of the best I found:

 

  • [–]voicesinthebreezes How does Ragnar’s relationship with Athelstan fare this season? Do they continue to remain close, as they have the past two seasons..or do they begin to drift apart?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] No, the relationship gets better. It’s my favorite person to do scenes with.

 *This seems to weaken the theory that has been floating around about Athelstan dying in Season 3

 

  • [–]kiltsandrevenge Hey Travis! I have been a fan of Vikings since it premiered a couple years ago. I still have to say that my favorite scene was the one on the beach, where you were speaking to the Saxon in Old English and to your fellow Vikings in their language. Can we look forward to more scenes without any Modern English?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Yes. There’s a lot, yeah. Not specifically me, but some of the other characters.

 

  • [–]DannyelConzo What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you on set of Vikings?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Ehm – wipes face – in an upcoming episode, once I finish a stunt, and I’m walking off camera, I slipped and fell into the water when I wasn’t supposed to be wet.

 *While this isn’t really a spoiler for Season 3, it is still something to look out for.

 

[–]TravisFimmel[S] This year? strokes beard It’s a turning point in the plot, and it saves me getting up 40 minutes earlier than I have to.

 

  • [–]nanostryn Hello Travis, are we ever going to see the wanderer that gave the sunstone to ragnar or the murderer of Haraldson’s boys?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] You’ll see them this year.

*You can find details on the Wanderer here and here.

 

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Number 11. No, I’m joking, there’s only 10, sorry! Six.

 

  • [–]sophiesansa Hi Travis! In your opinion, do you think Ragnar still harbors feelings for Lagertha?

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Anybody in Ragnar’s family, he loves. He’s just full of love. But Ragnar’s ex-wife hates him as much as his current wife does, and I’m sure his next ex-wife will hate him too.

*In the Viking sagas, Ragnar is reputed to have three wives, so is Travis suggesting he will be divorcing Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) in Season 3?

 

  • [–]monkeyinferrari I love Vikings! I read in an interview of Hirst that it was your idea to have Ragnar decorate his ship with severed heads (as we can see in the S3 trailer). How did you come up with that? It’s quite the sight.

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Well, that was both our ideas. I think – if I remember – we already had the dead heads there, and I just wanted to be one of the heads amongst the dead heads. So that was mostly Michael’s ideas.

 

[–]TravisFimmel[S] Oh, it was great. He was a great character on the show. Very nice fella.

[–]likealemur was?

[–]SenorVolf Oh, shit.

[–]likealemur That’s what I was thinking.

*This might just be an unintentional slip of the tongue or, otherwise, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) could totally be the character dying this season.

 

[–]TravisFimmel[S] It’s gonna be amazing. We’re going to see a Paris that the world has never seen, Paris in the 800s.

 

You can read the full Q&A with Travis Fimmel on Reddit by clicking here.

So, what are your predictions for Season 3 of History Channel’s Vikings? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Reddit – Travis Fimmel here. Cherry picker, dairy farmer, you may know me as Ragnar on VIKINGS. AMA.

(Photo Credit: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

Shh! Viking Raid. Pass it on…

History Channel’s Vikings get set for a raid before the Season 3 premiere:

History channels vikings promo pic Season 3

Want to come on a raid with Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel)? Well, now you can! The Vikings official Twitter account is holding a raid on Monday the 17th of February 2015 at 1PM EST. Unfortunately this will make it 5AM in Australia, but I am determined to join in anyway!

So what is a Vikings Twitter raid, you ask? You can find out more on past raids on the History Channel’s website. Basically, fans will need to sharpen their axes, pray to the gods and join a horde of Vikings fans in the 1st ever Twitter hashtag raid. Be ready on Twitter and follow @HistoryVikings to prepare and unleash Vikings FURY!

Let us know your Twitter handles so we can follow you and join in on all the fun of a 21st century Viking raid on Monday! We will be raiding using the Twitter handle @vikingsfansAUS and the hashtag  #Vikings. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Source: Twitter – Vikings Official Twitter Account

(Photo Credit: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

February 19: Vikings Season 3 Premieres on History Channel

The countdown begins!

Vikings Season 3 premieres on February 19th 2015 on History Channel

Make sure you mark February 19th 2015 10/9c on your calendar as that is the confirmed day that History Channel’s Vikings returns to our screens! To help you out, we have just added a widget to the top left hand side of this blog so you can keep updated every time you visit us.

If you want all the spoilers on Season 3, make sure you check out all the news we have posted about Ragnar, Legatha, Rollo, Floki, Bjorn and the rest of the Vikings gang by checking out our articles here.

So far we know that Ragnar (played by Aussie actor Travis Fimmel) will travel to Paris to continue his raiding ways. There is also a few new characters popping up in Season 3 of Vikings. Fans of FX’s vampire series, The Strain will recognise Kevin Durand. In Vikings, he will play a character called The Wanderer. Not a lot is known yet about the role he will play, but there is some suggestion he will either be involved in or be present for the death of a major Vikings character in Season 3. So make sure you keep the tissues on hand because the death of a Vikings character always hits us fans hard!

History Channel Merchandise Deal:

To celebrate the premiere date of Vikings Season 3 as well as the fact that Christmas is nearly at hand, History Channel is currently running some pretty spectacular promo sales on Vikings merchandise via their website. Some items are up to 66% off the recommended retail price! You need to hurry though if you want to take advantage of these red hot deals. To check out the complete Vikings merchandise range (including the specials), click here.

Source: Twitter – Vikings Official Twitter Account

(Photo Credit: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

 

Travis Fimmel Confirmed For Warcraft Movie

From History Channel’s Vikings to Epic Warcraft Game Adaptation:

warcraft-poster1

Legendary Pictures made it official this weekend at BlizzCon by finally announcing the cast of the movie adaptation of Warcraft (based on several of the famous video games). The movie is scheduled to be released in 3D on March 11, 2016, however, there is scant information about the story line for Warcraft other than it will draw heavily on the first two Warcraft games.

Travis Fimmel, who plays historical Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok in History Channel’s Vikings, will take on the lead Alliance role of Lothar.

And thanks to Tech Times, here’s the cast list:

Travis Fimmel as Lothar – the Alliance lead

Toby Kebbell as Durotan – the Horde lead

Ben Foster as Medivh – an Alliance mage

Rob Kazinsky as Orgrim

Dominic Cooper as King Llane

Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan

Clancy Brown as Blackhand the Destroyer

Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar

Paula Patton as Garona

Warcraft will be directed and co-written by Duncan Jones. For more information on Warcraft, you can head on over to the websites below – but pick your side wisely!

fightforthealliance.com

fightforthehorde.com

Source: Tech Times – Warcraft movie cast and characters, posters, websites unveiled at BlizzCon 2014

(Photo Credit: Legendary Pictures)

Michael Hirst: “I’m not interested in accuracy; I’m interested in truth”

Michael Hirst, the writer behind History Channel’s Vikings, discusses Season 3:

History Channel's Vikings writer Michael Hirst (Photo Credit: GamerHub.tv)

For fans of History Channel’s Vikings, the show starts and ends with the writer Michael Hirst. Every scene, story line and plot arc is researched, developed and written by Michael. But does he have a favourite character in Vikings?

No I don’t have a favourite one. They are very real to me, and so I feel that when I go to my study in the morning I go to talk to them, and to find out what they have been up to, what they are going to do, who’s going to be brutal, and who’s going to be naughty.

I have always liked writing about Athelstan [portrayed by actor George Blagden] because he’s Christian, and he was originally our way into a different world. I could imagine that he would share a lot of our values and our outlook – here he is going into a very different Pagan world. We could feel with and for him, and then of course he develops this spiritual crisis which is wonderful to write about, and which is really rich.

Hirst may base his scripts on research, however, when the Vikings had very little written work and all the historical evidence of them is based on what the Christians wrote of them, how does he balance fact and fiction? He had this to share:

The things that I do are really well researched, and are based on realities although they are not completely true. One thing is drama and the other is documentary, and I’m not writing documentary. Everything I do starts life as research. Ragnar [played by actor Travis Fimmel] was the first real Viking leader to emerge from myth and legend, but he was real and he had at least two wives and he loved his children. We know certain things about him. We know certain things about Viking society, but we don’t know a huge amount because they are the dark ages.

So I have certain given material that I like to use, and I always like to add to the drama and things that are real and plausible. I’m not interested in accuracy; I’m interested in truth. So I’m trying to tell the truth as I see it, as I’ve discovered it in my research in the story. So I would never take it into fantasy – I’m not interested in fantasy. So whether it is absolutely accurate or not a) I don’t know, b) You can’t tell and c) the head of Scandinavian studies at Harvard University who’s a Swedish professor who we showed him some of the first series to said, this was the first time his culture had ever been taken seriously.

Many people have suggested that the History Channel’s portrayal of women in Viking culture is incorrect – a point that Michael is quick to rectify:

I was pushing for … Lagertha [played by actress Katheryn Winnick] to be a major character, but to also have a lot of other women in the show – Shield Maidens. I’m really pleased to say that Lagertha is a feminist icon across the world. In American TV there is nobody like her – she’s a mother, wife and she kicks ass. It’s totally unique, although I got into a little bit of trouble because I read a couple of people telling me that wasn’t true, and it couldn’t be true. Women couldn’t really fight in the Shield Walls, because how could they fight these big hairy guys? They would have been killed easily. The show was pushing that too much, but recently – only a matter of a few months ago, a Viking grave was found from a battle and fifty per cent of the corpses were women. So we were right; we were absolutely right.

While Vikings is shot on a very tight budget, there is still room for epic portions of CGI when needed – especially when Ragnar Lothbrok takes on Paris in Season 3:

There will be a lot of CGI when we come to Paris, because we built a huge wall, and what we call two cheese graters – ladders to get up the walls. But when you see it there will be a hundred ladders, there will be a hundred boats because that was what actually happened.

You can read the full interview Michael Hirst did with Flickering Myth by clicking here.

(Photo Credit: GamerHub.tv)