Vikings actress Alyssa Sutherland has floored her Instagram followers after sharing a video of herself announcing she will be sitting in the director’s seat for an exciting new film.
The 36 year old starred as Queen Aslaug until the villain was shot in the back by a sneaky Queen Lagertha (played by Katheryn Winnick) in season four and boasted a pretty believable Scandinavian accent.
Revealing her epic new venture, Alyssa turned to her 235,000 Instagram followers to help raise some funds for the movie.
Alongside an understandably excitable video from the star, she wrote: ‘I am thrilled to announce that I will be directing my first project!! After extensive research and writing… and rewriting, and rewriting, and rewriting… we are in PRE-PRODUCTION! I wish I could give you the plot details for my little film, but I have to keep it under wraps for now.
‘What I can tell you, is that it’s based on the true story of some incredibly courageous, enduring, self-sacrificing and humorous women. I have big plans for this story and this is just the start!!
‘But… I need your help! My very dedicated production team and I are fundraising through Cameo. This is going to provide you guys a unique opportunity to receive a personal video from me thanking you for your kind donation!’
As well as being inundated with requests for birthday messages and video requests, fans couldn’t believe Alyssa is actually Australian.
‘Wait you’re Aussie? lol cool,’ wrote one stunned follower, which was immediately followed by: ‘Omg are you Australian???’ to which she replied: ‘Damn Skippy.’
‘Congrats love! That’s amazing! 💕 Glad to see you still have your Aussie accent Haha,’ cheered on another.’
As for Vikings, the History Channel epic will be ending after season six, with creator Michael Hirst promising fans the series will live on in several spin-offs.
‘I always knew where I wanted the show to go and more or less where it would end if I was given the opportunity,’ he told Variety.
‘What I was trying to do was write the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons. After six seasons and 89 episodes, that’s what I felt — finally — I’d done. We stopped shooting the final episode in November last year and I felt that I’d said all I needed to say about Ragnar and his sons.’
Vikings season 6 is expected to arrive on History Channel later this year.
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