STARPULSE – Things are already getting bloody and complicated in the new season of History’s Vikings, and once again no one seems to be safe. So what does that mean for the French Princess Gisla, played by Morgane Polanski? Starpulse asked the actress what Season 4 holds for her character, who wasn’t in the best place at the end of Season 3.
“In season three, we sort of left it where her father accepted without even asking for her to marry Rollo in order for him to defend Paris if his brother attacks,” she explained. “For her that was the biggest slap in the face, that was humiliating just because he accepted without asking her. So I think her ego, it seems, is completely smashed.”
“In season four, we pick up at this wedding which she doesn’t want to [have], but has to happen, and then they’re going to go on a journey from there,” Morgane continued. “Stuff is going to change, twists and turns and ups and downs. And there’s been really cool stuff to discover, so I’m really excited for you guys to see it.”
But just because Gisla is forced into marriage with Rollo (Clive Standen), that doesn’t mean she no longer has a strength of her own.
“I think she is as strong as the Vikings but in a completely different way,” Morgane told us. “I think that’s what [series creator] Michael [Hirst] tried to represent, with the difference of culture of the Vikings culture and of the French culture.
“I think the main thing with Vikings is they are as they come. I think the French have much more layers, there’s much more I think agendas and looking over your shoulder. And I think she just adores how straightforward Rollo is, or they are, and I think she is just careful that she teaches him the different rules.