You don’t get the chance to interview Vikings every day, but Men’s Fashion Post seized the rare opportunity to do it. We asked Alexander Ludwig to talk about his career, true love in a pandemic, and what it means to be a ‘Vikings’ fan.
Listen, 2020 has been a very rough year for everyone, and 2021 hasn’t proven to be much better. I chose to turn it into something I call a period. Covid made me appreciate what I had. And what he had was his sweetheart, Lauren, who was by his side every step of the way. There is none. Yam the dog was right next door and was working as a witness.
Ludwig publicly marked the lovely occasion in an Instagram post with the caption, “Life is too short. I didn’t want to spend another day without calling this beautiful woman my wife.” . Together they trapped the only thing they knew to matter in a pandemic of uncontrollable chaos: love. And hear the way Ludwig talks about Lauren, calling her “the greatest human being” he’s ever met, revealing the actor’s softer side at her fiercely fit 6-foot-2. to
Ludwig is a self-professed adrenaline junkie who loves skydiving, but nothing is more thrilling than meeting a die-hard ‘Vikings’ fan. Ludwig remembers desperately trying to get the attention of a waiter at an Italian restaurant. When he noticed the waiter’s arm, covered in tattoos from his “Vikings” co-star Travis Kimmel (who played Ragnar), he was completely shocked when the waiter recognized him. I received Ludwig laughs just thinking about that moment, reminding us that his work and that of his colleagues transcend national borders.
But before the world fell in love with Ludwig as Björn on the History Channel series, Ludwig had found steady success with blockbusters like The Hunger Games and Bad Boys for Life. Ludwig said: It has always been my passion. I knew right away what I wanted to do. ”
Ludwig was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and has three younger siblings. He’s guided by his father’s success from scratch, and calls his former actress mother the North Star. Ludwig says she took him to all his auditions as a child and couldn’t thank him enough for the constant support his family provided. Just put yourself in the right position.” And maybe his fortune was written in the stars. I mean, how else can you explain that he was born on May 7th, weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and he was 7 minutes to 7?We call it Jackpot!
Today, his luck and hard work go after another long-standing talent: his love of country music. His earliest memory of country music is listening to Alan Jackson’s “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” on repeat. Since then, he’s been drawn to the storytelling that country music has to offer, but this time he’s responsible for telling, recording, and releasing his first self, his title EP. And let’s just say that the five-song album is a perfect selection of easy-to-enjoy hits. Just get in your car, play “Summer Crazy” and drive around with the windows down. Good time indeed.
If you can’t get enough of Ludwig, check out Starz’ Heels. Ludwig plays Ace in Spades, the youngest of his two brothers and rivals who fight for national attention in a small town in Georgia. Later this year, Ludwig can be caught in the ‘National Champions’ starring Stefan James and JK Simmons. A film about college football players and their fight for fair pay.
Photographer Raul Romo
word of Linda Hosmer Spain
grooming Sydney Solod
fashion by Evan Simonich
produced by F Uroa