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Welcome to Katheryn Winnick Central, your newest, most complete and up-to-date fansite for Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick. You might know her from the TV series appearances, Bones or Nikita, or one of her many movies, such as Killers, When Nietzsche Wept, Cold Souls or Hellraiser. For the last four years she's been know as the badass shieldmaiden turned Earl, Lagertha, on History's Vikings series. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr for the most recent updates.
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COMPOSURE MAGAZINE: It goes without saying that Lagertha—the iconic character in the historical television series “Vikings”—definitely knows how to make a strong impression. In just four seasons, we’ve seen Lagertha fight men twice her size and wield a sword like she was born with one. For many fans, this mastery of combat comes as no surprise since Katheryn Winnick, the Canadian actress who plays the viking shieldmaiden, is just as talented in combat off-screen as she is onscreen.

 

“I started Taekwondo at the age of seven,” Winnick recalls. “I was heavily involved in sports at a young age. I started off in gymnastics, then soccer, basketball and volleyball, but my number one choice was always Taekwondo.” She continued to fuel this passion and just a few years later, she got her first black belt. Of course, she was nowhere near done. By the age of 16, she opened up her very own martial arts school and by 21, she ran three Taekwondo schools in Toronto focused on teaching self-defense to women. It was thanks to this passion that Winnick found her way into entertainment.

 

“I started in the [entertainment] field by teaching actors martial arts on movie sets. I was their trainer as well as their stunt double,” she describes. “That’s how I got a chance to see what a stunt life is like, and I realized it’s amazing and I would love to be a part of it in front of the camera. That was really my journey.”

 

Of course, the path to success is never easy. Winnick recalls one instance where she had to strike up a deal with a set photographer to exchange Taekwondo lessons for some headshots she couldn’t afford. And then there were the countless auditions and roles (like the one with a director who believed it was “necessary” for her character to be in a bikini) that simply weren’t a good fit for her. “It wasn’t until later on in my career that I really shifted in terms of choosing material a little more carefully,” she points out. She eventually decided that she wanted to set the bar higher and play more complex characters. As fate would have it, the opportunity to play Lagertha could not have come at a better time.

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ET CANADA – Fans are anxiously awaiting the upcoming fifth season of “Vikings”, and the History channel had some phenomenal news to announce on Tuesday by revealing the show has been picked up for a 20-episode sixth season.

 

Season five of “Vikings” will kick off with a two-part premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History, followed by eight episodes airing each Wednesday after that. The second half of the season is scheduled to air in 2018.

 

Meanwhile, production of the sixth season is slated to begin this fall in Ireland, and fans of shieldmaiden Lagertha will be in for a special treat with news that Canadian-born star Katheryn Winnick will go behind the camera to make her directorial debut with a season-six episode.

 

 

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I’m sorry I’m so late in posting these. Things have been a little hectic! Here is the newest trailer from Season 5.

 

Also here is another photo of Lagertha from an upcoming episode!

 

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ET CANADA – Fans are anxiously awaiting the upcoming fifth season of “Vikings”, and the History channel had some phenomenal news to announce on Tuesday by revealing the show has been picked up for a 20-episode sixth season.

 

Season five of “Vikings” will kick off with a two-part premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History, followed by eight episodes airing each Wednesday after that. The second half of the season is scheduled to air in 2018.

 

Meanwhile, production of the sixth season is slated to begin this fall in Ireland, and fans of shieldmaiden Lagertha will be in for a special treat with news that Canadian-born star Katheryn Winnick will go behind the camera to make her directorial debut with a season-six episode.

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Thanks so much to Jay @ Edge Designs for our new headers with recent photoshoots of Katheryn. I’m in love with it. Katheryn looks amazing and the colors & design are so pretty. Hope you love it as much as I do!

 

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ET – Actress and Stephen King super-fan Katheryn Winnick has probably seen The Shawshank Redemption 15 times, so it’s fitting that she stars as Laurie Chambers in the film adaptation of The Dark Tower alongside Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, which hit theaters last week.

 

“[Elba] is so tall when you see him in person,” said Winnick about her colleague when she stopped by Entertainment Weekly: The Show for a round of Co-Star Crush. “He’s so charming and I’ve been a huge fan of him and his TV shows.” And, like us, she also thinks its hard to not have a crush on McConaughey. “His stare and his voice, you can’t help but be mesmerized.”

 

Check out the whole clip above to find out what Winnick has to say about the rest of her Dark Tower costars and their acting chops.

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COVETEUR – The actress and The Dark Tower star talks challenging roles, action movies, and The Law of Attraction.

 

 

By: Samantha Sutton
Photography: Alec Kugler

 

There’s no doubt about it: Katheryn Winnick is b-u-s-y. As soon as we start talking at The Standard’s East Village location, she runs down the list of all she has going on. “I just finished Comic-Con, I’m here in New York promoting The Dark Tower, and we just got announced for another season of Vikings,” the actress tells me, relaxing (for a moment!) on a fluffy white bed. “I’m also excited about my video game; I’m the new face of Call of Duty: WWII.”

 

This schedule is enough to make any person crazy (and it doesn’t even mention Speed King, a movie she just filmed with John Travolta). But Katheryn isn’t one to complain. “It’s nice to be so busy and see it all manifest. All the hard work is finally coming together.”

 

As our conversation continues, I get a better sense of who I’m speaking with: a woman with a passion for telling stories—and who’s hoping the recent success of Wonder Woman will open up doors for females in action films. Read on to see how one kickass Toronto native is taking Hollywood by storm…and how a vision board party might have something to do with it.

 

She’s Starring in The Dark Tower:

 

“I just saw the movie for the first time, and I think people are going to be surprised and excited to see it. We’ve got an incredible cast— Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey. I play Lori, a mother who is struggling to make ends meet and trying to help her son [Jake] through what she thinks is him losing his mind and struggling with coming of age. She has to decide whether the best thing for him is to send him away to a psychiatric facility, or to believe that his dreams are reality. Later on, you find out that his dreams were right. The dark tower ends up being the goal of the movie—to save the dark tower before it falls and collapses, and the universe collapses.”

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