Lauren can be seen showing the picture of Bjorn on her phone and says, 'He looks like him. To which he responds, 'No way.'
Editor's note: This article was originally published on March 20, 2023. It has since been updated.
It is not every day that people get to meet celebrities but when they do, they make sure to click pictures and say all good things about their characters in movies or series. However, something different happened with this superfan who met Alexander Ludwig at a coffee shop where she was working. In a TikTok video posted by @alexanderludwig, Lauren can be seen showing the picture of Bjorn (a character Ludwig played in the series Vikings) on her phone and says, "You look like him." To which he responds, "No way" and asks her, "do you like Bjorn?" She responds, "I do." He goes to ask her, "Who's your favorite character on the show?" She says, "Ragnar Lobrok who is his dad." She clarifies that she does like Bjorn but it is "like OG vs his dad."
Ludwig then responds to her, "He's like a spoilt brat?" Lauren sort of agrees with him and says, "I'm attached to him since the beginning. He was a kid in the beginning." Continuing the conversation, he asks her, "from there has he become a spoilt brat?" She says, "Oh yes! He earned his name Ironside." Then she shows him the picture of Travis Fimmel, who played the role of Ragnar in the series and he says, "Pretty good."
Towards the end, Ludwig tells her, "I'm Alexander" and shakes hands with Lauren. Ludwig then says, "I played Bjorn Ironside." Lauren seems mortified and puts her head down on the counter realizing what she just did and says, "Oh shit!" Ludwig tells her that he had to make a video because it's so good. Ludwig and others can be heard laughing.
The video garnered over 4 million views and is captioned, " Full vid here- Lauren is the best- I am the second best to her and that's just fine because Lauren rules." Many on TikTok loved Lauren's response. @beanie.weanie21 commented, " Aww you made her entire day I’m sure! So sweet." @fakery.unlisted wrote, "I love when people strike an interesting chord in someone and allow them to just nerd out on something they very clearly enjoy and want to discuss. Pure." @tattoocreature pointed out, "Honestly I get that though. I would never expect to actually meet a celebrity in person. I’d be the one to meet a look-alike." @dido3792 expressed, "this is literally every single artist's dream, for someone to recognize your work and talent like this! GOALS." @deadxwrong666 commented, "It’s so funny the way he let her tell him the whole story."
Talking about celebrities being kind and wholesome, John Cena became the holder of a Guinness World Record for granting 650 wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2015, after he had fulfilled 500 wishes, he spoke about how he enjoys giving back to society. "I just drop everything," Cena said at the time. "If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part." He has been granting wishes since 2002.
He also shared about granting wishes to children. "I want them to have an experience that will stay with them forever. I don’t ever want the children or their families to be treated in a way where they feel as if they're up against anything at all," said Cena.