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Alexander Ludwig on acting, battling addiction and type casting in Hollywood

The Canadian actor talks about his journey to fame, from a Harry Potter toy commercial, to the Hunger Games, to the hit History Channel show Vikings.
Actor Alexander Ludwig attends the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on Feb. 20, 2015. (Getty Images)
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Alexander Ludwig is the star of Vikings, the hit History Channel show about warriors trying to survive in 13th century Scandinavia. When Ludwig first started acting, his career took off fast and he found that the only way he could cope with his anxieties was with alcohol. He joined q's Tom Power from Los Angeles to talk about his journey to fame and he how uses his platform to combat the stigma associated with addiction. You can see Ludwig alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life, which hits theatres today.


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