‘The Last Kingdom’: Eliza Butterworth Talks About Filming Season 4

Fans of The Last Kingdom can’t wait for season 4 to premiere. With the new season only weeks away, the official social media accounts for the series have been sharing excellent behind-the-scenes images and videos. Read on to learn about the latest video involving Eliza Butterworth who plays Lady Aelswith.

Season 4 of ‘The Last Kingdom’ premieres this month

David Dawson and Eliza Butterworth
David Dawson and Eliza Butterworth | Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

The wait is almost over for season 4. It arrives on Netflix on Sunday, April 26. Fans can’t wait to see Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) and all their other favorite characters again. There isn’t much longer to wait for the all-new season.

‘A Day in the Life with Eliza Butterworth’

The official accounts recently posted a fun video called, “A Day in the Life with Eliza Butterworth.” The post is captioned with: “Whilst filming Season 4 in Budapest, Eliza Butterworth spent some time talking about life on set, night shoots and filling the time between takes. Season 4 of The Last Kingdom comes to NETFLIX on Sunday 26th April.”

Butterworth commented on the post: “HAHAHAHAHA I don’t know how you guys deal with me!!! ♥️😛♥️.”

Eliza Butterworth hits the road to film scenes for season 4

The video starts with Butterworth getting in a vehicle on her way to shoot scenes for season 4 of The Last Kingdom. She talks about her role as the wife of King Alfred the Great of Wessex (David Dawson).

“She’s a very pious, sometimes quite severe lady with very good intentions, well she thinks they are anyway,” Butterworth explained.

On the ride over, she also broke it down for fans when it comes to how she gets her perfect Lady Aelswith face. Her secret? Just imagine you’re sucking on a sour lemon.

Butterworth talks about filming season 4

Butterworth is transformed into her character Lady Aelswith and goes over her lines for the evening. She talks about long days filming and how the cast and crew fill their downtime.

“Welcome to my trailer. Here on set we like to be kind of silly because some days it’s kind of a long wait depending on when you’re in the scenes and sometimes we have to get up at like 3, 4 in the morning in order to get to set,” Butterworth explained. “Sometimes it can be a pretty long day, so obviously we like to fill that with lots of jokes, lots of silliness, lots of made-up handshakes, which I must say I am the queen of, and lots of cool games.” Viewers get to see a variety of behind-the-scenes silliness going on as Butterworth talks.

Butterworth takes part in a night shoot

Viewers also get to see Butterworth taking part in filming a night shoot. She explains that sometimes they start filming during the day and go all night to get the perfect shot. These are her favorite nights because, “there’s something magical on set,” Butterworth says.

She hilariously pulls out her phone and films some riders on horseback going by in-between her own lines. When it’s Butterworth’s turn, she leads the camera to where she will film her scenes for the evening. Viewers only got to see one scene of Butterworth and she wasn’t saying anything either, just filming a small scene where she walks by.

Fans can’t wait to see season 4 of The Last Kingdom which will premiere this month. There will be more of Lady Aelswith to come.