I just want to talk about this scene and how it’s one of my all time favorite Lagertha moments. She didn’t need to come help Ragnar or Aslaug, but she did it because those were always her people and despite Ragnar’s betrayal, he is still the father of her son. She didn’t need to give Bjorn permission to stay with Ragar, but she does because she wants him to be happy and she sacrifices for him as he did for her.
And here, she didn’t need to tell Aslaug that the debt was paid or that she needs to trust everything will be alright. She didn’t have to comfort Aslaug, but she does, and even embraces and gives her a strong pat to remind her that she needs to be strong too. Lagertha could have stayed away, she could have just nodded at Aslaug and left, but she is teaching her son that there are more important things than anger and not letting go. She is a warrior in both mind and spirit and that’s why I love her so much.
Eva Green, Katie McGrath, Emilia Clarke, Bridget Regan, Gemma Arterton, Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman and Miranda Otto as the nine Valkyries.
A valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle, the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.
Prince Rhaegar loved his Lady Lyanna and thousands died for it
The dragon prince sang a song so sad it made the wolf maid sniffle…
"Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that’s a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull."
Houses of Westeros - House Blackfyre
What are some pre and post shoot routines? Pre-shoot, I’m just muttering, “Don’t fuck it up,” under my breath. Post-shoot, relief or despair over having or having not fucked it up. And barking. I usually bark.