Caroline Henderson on Bringing Her Vikings: Valhalla Heroine to Life – What We Know!

Nothing can put together you for that stage of [immersion]. It’s so thrilling. I attempt to play it cool after all, like one thing I’ve seen earlier than, however to see horses, villages, and life-sized Viking ships was jaw-dropping, and actually intimidating at first. However then you definitely get used to it so it’s identical to, “OK, one other day on the workplace.” Nevertheless it was superb.

Viewers might not notice that you just’re a real-world knight of Denmark.

Sure, I’m. I did quite a lot of issues for the queen and the nation, going to completely different nations, singing, representing [the country]. Not everyone will get one thing like that. I can inform you that assembly King Canute [played by Bradley Freegard] was so surreal for me as a result of our queen proper now’s in keeping with King Canute. If anyone would’ve instructed me 15 years in the past that I’d be doing this, I wouldn’t have believed it.

Is that this your first historic position?

No, I did one other piece final 12 months, however that was fully completely different. Nevertheless it’s so thrilling as a result of I really like historical past. It’s simply such a pleasure. 

Proper now, there’s an fascinating exhibition in Copenhagen about Viking historical past. I went there, considering, “Oh my God, I’ve to dig into this.” It’s such a vibrant and fascinating time in historical past, I feel much more than 200 years earlier than [the conflict between Christianity and pagancy] modified all Europe; it modified the borders for nations. It actually modified [things] for ladies. For among the feminine characters, we will solely think about that girls like these most likely did exist—however we don’t know as a result of [historians] didn’t write about them, did they?