US Navy Seal Forced Vikings Star Alexander Ludwig To Work Out 4 Hours Every Day For $694M Jennifer Lawrence Movie

US Navy Seal Forced Vikings Star Alexander Ludwig To Work Out 4 Hours Every Day For $694M Jennifer Lawrence Movie
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As many may have heard before, sometimes a star is widely remembered by the public only for that one character or role that he played in that one film or TV series in their career. And for Canadian actor Alexander Ludwig, that role undoubtedly has to be the depiction of Bjorn Lothbrok in the superhit series Vikings. 

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Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn Lothbrok in a still from Vikings
Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn Lothbrok in a still from Vikings

And to portray the character with the utmost accuracy and impact, he immortalized himself in the industry as well as in the memories of the audience with his captivating performance. But this is not the only time that he has gone far and beyond his limits for his performances. He has also been known to train like the Norse warriors of the past in a film with Jennifer Lawrence.

Alexander Ludwig Trained Four Hours A Day for The Hunger Games 

Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig in a still from The Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig in a still from The Hunger Games

While he may be famous for his ferocious performance and depiction of the Lothbrok family’s eldest son, Alexander Ludwig had a very fulfilling career even before he joined the cast of Vikings. Before his breakthrough role, he had been part of several films and a couple of shows, among which he had been a part in the super-successful The Hunger Games franchise, where he was witnessed playing the role of Cato.

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Before the release of the first season of the historical drama, Ludwig was seen in the first film of The Hunger Games series alongside the lead star Jennifer Lawrence. And to play the role of the main antagonist of the first film, he had to make sure he looked the part. Therefore, to get himself into peak physical shape and conditioning, he took it upon himself to train until he achieved the desired results.

And to do so, he took the help of an ex-U.S Navy S.E.A.L, who was tasked to get him in form. From here on out, Ludwig trained daily for four hours on average, even while shooting for the film. This helped him to look and play the part of the villain, and he executed it to perfection by leaving us with a lasting impression. The result, mixed with the performances of other talented stars like Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and many others, the film grossed a whopping $694 Million worldwide, and lead to the continuation of the film, which bloomed into a successful franchise.

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What Was The Hunger Games About?

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a still from The Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a still from The Hunger Games

Based on the best-selling literary series by author Suzanne Collins’ novels of the same name, The Hunger Games brings us a future where the country of The United States and North America has ceased to exist, and the Capitol of Panem rules over 12 districts that have emerged. The Capitol, to exercise its dominance, demands a boy and a girl from each of these districts as Tributes to fight to the death in a nationally-televised show called The Hunger Games.

Katniss Everdeen, who in order to save her sister from certain death, enters the competition, where she soon realizes what she’s up against as she has to survive the trials ahead with nothing but her hunting skills.

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The Hunger Games, streaming on Hulu.

Source: IMDb

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