Former Calvin Klein underwear model turned actor, Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar Lothbrok in the hit History Channel series the ‘Vikings’, says his modelling days are over – these days he wouldn’t strip off for love nor money. Really!!???
Always so humble and modest, Fimmel claimed he’s actually not that fit, which is why he has his shirt on all the time.
“I got the job a week before we went to Ireland, so I didn’t have time to do all the training that the others did,” the actor said.
The show’s producer Morgan O’Sullivan disagrees entirely, and rightly so.
“We needed someone who looked like a real man,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“The Vikings were a different breed to us – they were broad and brawn. We found a real talent in Travis.”
‘Vikings’ has been a huge ratings win for the network in its first season. The season finale propelled ‘History Channel’ to #1 in all of television among M25-54 for the 10 p.m. hour and made the network #1 in cable among Adults 25-54 and total viewers.
Season two will begin production this summer and is slated to return in 2014.