'Vikings' season 5: Rivalry between Ivar and Ubbe

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‘Vikings’ season 5 - Ivar the Boneless - Alex Høgh Andersen
Alex Høgh Andersen plays Ivar the Boneless on ‘Vikings’ season 5. Instagram/Alex Høgh Andersen

Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) is too wild to be allowed to lead the greatest army ever assembled in “Vikings” season 5. In a new video, cast member Jordan Patrick Smith (Ubbe) shares his thoughts about his character and the rivalry between the brothers.

In a new video posted on Facebook, Smith explains how his character is in a challenging situation at the start of season 5; Ubbe has lost his father, his mother and his brother. The actor adds that this is the first time fans will see the conflict between brothers.

A sneak peek scene in the video shows Ubbe telling his other brothers that Ivar should not be allowed to take charge of the vast army they have assembled. Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) has no interest in a power struggle, so he will instruct Ubbe to take charge.

Each of the reaming brothers’ personality will begin to evolve, according to Smith. Ivar will become wilder, and Ubbe will start thinking about the future and go on his own journey.  

The two brothers have a different perspective on how they should move forward as a people. Ubbe wants to settle down near fertile land and become a farmer, while Ivar wants to settle down near the coast to raid other cities at will and continue living the life of a warrior.

The brothers grew up together and are very close. When Ivar starts to show his true personality, Ubbe has to step back and protect his brother to keep the family together. But with each passing day as Ivar begins to see the glory of war, growing more violent, it becomes difficult for Ubbe to control him.

Smith believes his character may have underestimated Ivar. He says his character is still figuring out his destiny, trying to understand where he fits in this new world. 

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