‘Vikings’: How Katheryn Winnick Used a Tribute to Lagertha to Tell Everyone to ‘Stay Home’

This has been an emotional time for people everywhere dealing with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) all over the world. People are being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing and isolation. Recently, Katheryn Winnick, who plays Lagertha on Vikings, posted a tribute to her character while telling fans to stay home. Read on to learn more. There are spoilers ahead for season 6 of Vikings.

Who is Lagertha on ‘Vikings’?

Katheryn Winnick
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Lagertha is a fierce shield-maiden and the mother of King Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig). She is a main character on the hit series until season 6 when she is stabbed to death by Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø). Fans still mourn her loss and appreciate Lagertha for who she was.

Katheryn Winnick posts a tribute to Lagertha

During this time of social distancing, Winnick decided to post a hilarious image of herself dressed as Lagertha. She’s wearing a blue dress complete with earrings and her hair in braids. She’s a young Lagertha again and it appears she’s in the middle of filming. She’s holding a microphone and she’s saying something at the time of the shot. There’s a thought bubble describing what Lagertha is saying: “Stay home.”

The advice couldn’t come at a better time. The post is clearly a reshare of something from a fan site. Over 280,000 people have already liked Winnick’s post.

Fans react to Winnick’s post

Fans seem to be on board with Winnick’s sound advice and many echo the same sentiments. What could be better than staying home and binge-watching all the seasons of Vikings in a single sitting? What makes it better is seeing Lagertha again in earlier seasons.

“Stay home and watch Vikings,” an Instagram user suggested.

Many other fans said similar things and seem to agree that we should all be staying home right now.

“How can I say no to the Mother of all Norway?” a fan inquired.

Another fan is already catching up on season 6 during this time of social distancing. “Yes!! Watching right now the sixth season of Vikings,” a fan wrote in the comments.

People seem to take what Lagertha says seriously. “The Queen has spoken,” another Instagram user said.

One fan says things are looking better with Winnick’s post. “Thank you so much, you made my quarantine happier 🙌❤️,” the user wrote.

Someone else wanted to know if Winnick was taking care of herself during this time. “Promise me you’re going to take care of yourself,” a fan inquired.

Someone else said they were rewatching an earlier season highlighting Lagertha’s strength. “I’m at home watching you defending Kattegat in season 4 🔥🙄,” someone wrote of better days.

People aren’t exactly thrilled with the situation with the coronavirus. With many events and shows canceled or postponed, and numerous people out of work, there seems to be no end in sight to the stresses of the situation. Hopefully if we all follow Lagertha’s advice, we can get through this together.