Alex Høgh Andersen in Vikings season 6 half 2 (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
***Warning: spoilers forward for Vikings season six half two.***
Vikings star Alex Høgh Andersen has opened up about filming his final scene within the historic drama, describing the emotional second as ‘lovely’.
Since 2016, Alex, 26, has portrayed Ivar the Boneless on Vikings, the son of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his second spouse Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland).
In the course of the second half of the present’s last sequence, the ferocious Ivar meets his demise, slain in battle by a soldier as his brother Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) watches, tears brimming in his eyes.
As Ivar falls to the bottom, Hvitserk rushes to his aspect, resting his dying brother’s head on his knees as he takes his final breath.
The scene the place Ivar dies was additionally the final that Alex filmed on the sequence, which wrapped round two years in the past.
Alex mentioned that he ‘sort of designed and choreographed’ the second with the present’s creator Michael Hirst, explaining that he ‘beloved’ that his character was killed by a ‘random’ soldier and that he ended up being ‘afraid’ of dying regardless of his sometimes fearsome manner.
‘I really like the truth that he was afraid ultimately,’ he instructed ET. ‘That was actually necessary to me, that the man that had been the least human all through this whole present, confirmed himself to be completely human in his dying breath.’
When the day got here to movie his final scene, Alex was understandably in a heightened emotional state, recalling: ‘I used to be bawling my eyes out all through the complete day.’
He mentioned that it was ‘particular’ for his final scene to be shared together with his ‘fellow Danish brother’ Marco.
‘Then we do the primary take and Marco is available in, rushes in, places me on his lap, and I take a look at him and I can simply really feel his teardrops touchdown on my brow and face. And I’m like, “You possibly can’t cry since you’re going to make me cry!”’ Alex mentioned.
‘So I checked out him for one second and I felt these teardrops land on my face, and I used to be like, “Oh, right here we go.” After which we simply began bawling whereas we have been doing the road. And it simply turned very, very lovely and really natural.’
Alex added that his loss of life scene was ‘a type of moments that you simply reside for as an actor’.
Vikings season six half two is accessible to look at on Amazon Prime Video.