Katheryn Winnick has became a signal total woman empowerment in her portrayal as “Lagertha” in History Channel’s “Vikings” and rumors are swirling that her character will soon end due to the fact that she agreed to do the film adaptation of the Stephen King book series “Dark Tower.”
The 38-year old Canadian actress has been rumored to have agreed to be cast in the film alongside Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor.
With the pending film work on the book series, it has been rumored that her character as Lagertha will soon be shelved for the said purpose but “Vikings” show runner Michael Hirst was quick to dismiss all rumors and stated that Lagertha will be staying for a long time with the show and was even given a recall for Season Five.
Hirst considers Lagertha as the “soul” of the show adding that Winnick’s character is much too important and they would not dream of killing her off. He also told yibada that a “feminist collective in New York” told him that they could not care less how many of the male characters he killed on the show as long as he spared Lagertha.
“She’s also gone on this amazing female journey in which she’s gone from farmer’s wife [who’s] happily married with kids, to being betrayed, to being in an abusive relationship, to having power, to having power taken away from her by men, to having to fight her way back, to having to lose her baby again,” Hirst said.
Hirst added that Lagertha will play a key role in the second half of the “Vikings” season four, which will start airing by July after the season finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Lagertha having been injured during their supposed raid in Paris will clash with Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) as to who should rule Kattegat. The show’ second half will showcase as to who of the two is the most fitted Queen for Ragnar.
On the other hand, there is no official word yet as to who will Winnick play in the film adaptation of “The Dark Tower” book series that tells the story of Roland Deschain (Elba) and his journey with Jake Chambers (Taylor) in the fallen land of Mid-World.
The film, which is scheduled for release on February 2017, will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced jointly by Sony Pictures and MRC.
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