Vikings actor Eric Higgins has revealed on social media that singer Björk has come out of retirement to take the role of a “The Slav Witch” in Robert Eggers’ third film The Northman. The main cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgard, Bill Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, and Claes Bang.
It will be a viking revenge epic that is set in Iceland.
The post was captured by fan account Björk Brasil.
Robert Eggers’ The Witch and The Lighthouse were certainly influenced by an Icelandic witch movie that starred Björk called The Juniper Tree, so having her play a witch in a Icelandic setting isn’t shocking.
Björk had retired from acting after the media attention she got from the musical drama Dancer In The Dark and recently revealed she had been sexually harassed by director Lars von Trier during the production. She won best actress at Cannes and the film went on to win Palme d’Or.
Her song for the film I’ve Seen It All with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke was nominated for an Academy Award, which led to a lot of the media ridicule for her swan dress.
SOURCE: ERIC HIGGINS