We are certainly being blessed with many new photoshoots this year, Alicia fans! Following the stunning Hunger Magazine photoshoot we just posted below, we’ve already now got another one for you. During her promotion tour for Tomb Raider in Los Angeles, Alicia stopped by USA Today for a gorgeous portrait session and an interview. You can find the pretty new portraits in our gallery, and read on for their full story! More Tomb Raider related updates are coming up, stay tuned …
USA TODAY | LOS ANGELES – Alicia Vikander had just wrapped her exhausting 100-day Tomb Raider shoot last June when she decided to catch the summer movie sensation Wonder Woman for rest and relaxation.
Seeing Gal Gadot’s powerful Diana Prince at the center of the superhero world knocked Vikander out.
“I was amazed, I watched a battle scene onscreen with only women and realized that it was so far away from everything I have been fed my entire life,” Vikander says.
The visualization hit home, she says. “I’m a feminist, and aware, but I was like, ‘Wow,’ I hadn’t really even questioned that I only see men in these things. I felt thankful to them for bringing (us) this film.”
Nearly a year later, Vikander is returning the favor, stepping into the action boots of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (in theaters Friday). Angelina Jolie previously strapped on the iconic video-game heroine’s combat-ready footwear in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the 2003 sequel Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life.
The news that the now 29-year-old Swede (who married actor Michael Fassbender last year) would take on the rebooted role was a surprise, mostly since Vikander is the toast of art-house film world — known as the beautiful and intelligent humanoid robot Ava in Ex Machina and the artist Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl. continue reading