There’s a new Earl in town.
Last week, while Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) was off dealing with political matters (and flirting) with King Ecbert (Linus Roache) in Wessex on History’s Vikings, her second in command, Ben Robson’s Kalf, sneakily took her title. He’s now the Earl!
Ben, who was a longtime viewer of the show before joining the cast this season, said he did have a conversation with “Vikings” Creator and Writer Michael Hirst, and he had hints about the twist.
“I definitely had an essence of what I was doing for sure,” Ben told Access Hollywood on Wednesday of that big surprise in last week’s episode. “It was a really, really interesting thing to do and obviously, knowing what Lagertha is like – it’s a very bold decision that Kalf decides to make.”
Near the end of the episode, Kalf revealed his big goal is to be famous. “I desire fame above all things,” his character said. So what are Kalf’s motivations?