WARNING: Minor Spoilers on Vikings Season Four.
NICE GIRLS TV – Actress Maude Hirst portrays our favorite rose-colored glasses wearer and original Viking flower child, Helga.
Helga is married to Floki and in true Viking style, she was the one who chose him. The couple clearly love each other, but being in a relationship with Floki is no easy task. In this season of Vikings, Helga takes a more prominent role when she is faced with the fall-out from Floki’s actions in killing the much beloved Althestan.
Maude takes a few minutes to share her character’s journey in season four. Ms. Hirst explains that one of the only things that keeps Floki grounded “ is the fact she (Helga) manages to stay calm through it all.” Her character really wants to be 100% behind Floki.
The actress shared regarding her character’s demeanor and positive outlook on life. “Helga has relationships with people that are kind of almost silent.” Her character bonds with people through empathy. And, that silent empathy was something that drew her to Floki as they were both seen in the community as outsiders.