My shield-maiden co-workers were addicted to to the tv series Vikings. I overheard the intense conversations and saw their Rollo screensavers and decided to jump into the series over Christmas. To use a Viking word, I became enthralled.
I loved the character of Aslaug, Ragnor Lothbrok’s second wife, played by Alyssa Sutherland. I loved how much she loved her sons. It felt very modern to me.
I had interviewed Alyssa 17 years earlier for Black+White magazine. I sent an email to her agent and was able to set up a time with her across the Pacific. I loved chatting with Alyssa - she was smart and funny and brazen.
“No one should listen to me for beauty advice,” she told me. She also talked about the photographers she had worked with. On this page is a favourite Carlotta Moye pic and some Aslaug GIFs, of course.