Travis Fimmel’s best role is arguably his stunning lead performance as Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings. He commanded the screen for four seasons and eve
Travis Fimmel’s best role is arguably his stunning lead performance as Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings. He commanded the screen for four seasons and eventually became the King of Kattegat, but a surprising interview with the TV star revealed he could have taken on a completely different role.
Season six of Vikings is still on hold after filming of the final ten episodes was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
For the final two outings on the History Channel, Vikings has been led by Kattegat’s new ruler and Ragnar’s son, Bjorn Ironside (played by Alexander Ludgwig).
Before Bjorn defended his kingdom, the series was known for Ragnar’s ascension to the throne to become one of the most feared warriors during the Age of Vikings.
Australian star Travis Fimmel was cast as Ragnar for the first season and, although he has since taken on other projects, the Viking king remains his best known role.
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Travis remained front and centre until he was brutally killed at the end of season four by being thrown into a pit of deadly snakes by King Aelle (Ivan Kaye).
The Vikings star has subsequently taken on roles in blockbusters such as Warcraft, independent film Lean on Pete and will return to the small screen in upcoming science fiction drama Raised by Wolves for HBO Max.
However, his career could look a lot different if Travis had secured the role he originally wanted to audition for.
During an interview with The Wrap, the actor revealed he was after the role of Floki before he knew the character would be played by Gustaf Skarsgård.
Meanwhile, Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Torvi (Georgia Hirst) continue to search for Floki in Iceland, so there’s still a strong chance he could emerge at some point in the second half of season six.
In a later interview with GQ Australia, Travis Fimmel made another shocking revelation about his acting career.
He explained: “I just f***ing came out here and tried to do it. I did a class. I never wanted to be an actor, ever. I still don’t.”
Despite keeping audiences riveted for four seasons of Vikings, acting was never Travis Fimmel’s goal and he also admitted to hating the audition process.
He continued: “There’s people that like to get up and talk in front of people. I wasn’t the kid that enjoyed reading out loud in class.”
Thankfully, the star managed to get over his fears to deliver one of the best historical television performances in recent years as the Viking warrior Ragnar.
With several more projects lined up his fans and followers are glad he caught the acting bug and look forward to Travis Fimmel returning to screens soon.
Vikings season 6 is hoped to return in 2020 on the History Channel and Amazon Prime Video.
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