Chatting about Widsith
Friday, 13 April 2018
Hello again! The day before we shot the Valkyrie trailer, I sat down with the actors to briefly discuss their characters. In this first chat, I speak with actress Maia Kazin about the mountain-dwelling Widsith!
You can find the transcription of the video interview below.
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Valkyrie Chatting about Widsith Transcript
WILLIAM: Thank you Maia for joining us today to talk about Widsith, who you play in the, uh, trailer, for Valkyrie. I’d like to know, when we first meet Widsith in the novel, what is it that she wants?
MAIA: Yeah— well, we’re with her for a lot of her life, but she’s constantly trying to get to the top of the mountain, which is Rúnhallr, because it’s rumored that there is a flower up there that can save her people from the plague of the sea-draugr. I guess she was born at the foot of the mountain, with a family, uhm, and pretty young she has set off on this quest, so she’s been by herself for quite awhile. A big part of Widsith’s character, and I think what drives her in a lot of the choices that she makes, that she has this big growth on her right shoulder, that she’s had since childhood, uhm, which was a source of a lot of scorn, uhm and, it’s not light, it physically affects her a lot, uhm, and it sort of deforms her into, uh, the creature that she becomes.
WILLIAM: And, uh, what does the Valkyrie want of Widsith?
MAIA: I think, it changes, but uhm, I believe that in the beginning the Valkyrie wants her to complete the quest that she’s already on, but perhaps not for the same reasons that Widsith wants to. Uhm, perhaps for— other reasons, related to testing her mettle, to see if she is able to do a more perilous task later on.
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