George Blagden giddy about 'Vikings' fight scenes
George Blagden couldn’t help himself. The “Vikings” star was so happy to finally be part of a giant fight scene in the show’s second season he just let loose.
“The director screams ‘cut’ on the megaphone and [there’s] silence in the forest—apart from this giddy, girly laughter coming from somewhere,” Blagden said during a phone call last week. “Everyone’s like, 'Who is that?’ and it’s me like on my back in the mud laughing my face off. I was on such an adrenaline high.”
The fight scene, which included scores of extras crashing into Blagden and his fellow “Vikings,” comes a few episodes into the new season, which premieres 9 p.m. Feb. 27 on History. Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his raiders have sailed to and attacked the the Anglo-Saxon territory of Wessex. The former Viking prisoner Athelstan, now a valued a member of Ragnar’s Kattegat settlement, has joined them and holds his own in the battle.