Hello Alicia fans! News are slow these days, as Alicia is probably enjoying some time off after completing Tomb Raider. To make up for the lack of updates, we have updated our photo gallery with many gorgeous new additions! They’re all from different press conferences, photocalls and photoshoots Alicia has done the recent years – and the best part, they’re all in gorgeous high quality. Some are brand new to our site, while others are additional photos from appearances we had from before. We hope you’ll like them!
Hello Alicia fans! I have finally added blu-ray screen captures of Alicia as Isabel Sherbourne in “The Light Between Oceans” to our gallery. What a beautiful, heart-breaking film that is! If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you do – Alicia’s performance is mesmerizing. I hope you will enjoy the screen captures – there’s a lot of them!
Inquirer – LOS ANGELES—“You always wonder if you are going to have chemistry,” Alicia Vikander said about her leading men as she starts each new movie. The actress certainly wondered about Michael Fassbender when they began filming “The Light Between Oceans.”
Well, not only does the pair have good chemistry; they fell in love on the New Zealand set of director Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of ML Stedman’s novel of the same name.
In the drama set after World War I, Alicia and Michael play a lighthouse keeper (Tom) and his wife (Isabel), who’s recovering from two miscarriages and one stillbirth. When a baby washes ashore in a lifeboat, they raise her as their own.
Rachel Weisz also stars in the movie that recently debuted in the Venice Film Festival. Alicia, 27, and Michael, 39, made a sweet couple on the red carpet at the film’s premiere in the festival on the Lido.
The Swedish actress looked lovely in a simple linen white dress in this talk in West Hollywood, California. She was filming Wim Wenders’ “Submergence” and was set to go on location in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago located between Norway and Iceland.
“I am thrilled to go to the Faroe Islands,” she said. “I have never been there, and Wim says it’s like Mars.”
Excerpts from our interview:
What was it like to work with Michael? Was there immediate chemistry between the two of you?
We had met in industry events, like the Toronto Film Festival and the Baftas. But the first time we really had a chat was when we started rehearsals in Wellington (New Zealand). You always wonder if you are going to have chemistry with your coactor, especially when making a film that is intimate and emotionally intense. Yes, it felt easy from the very beginning.
Do you remember the first time you watched Michael in the movies?
I was in this little indie theater back home in Stockholm, Sweden, where I saw both “Hunger” and “Fish Tank” many years ago. I thought he was one of the bravest actors I had seen. So, for me, to know that Derek Cianfrance and Michael were involved in this project made me really want to be a part of it.
Exciting news! Alicia will be on the September issue of Vanity Fair’s magazine cover! Her cover, as well as some stunning images from her photoshoot, have been added to our gallery. You can read her article below; it’s a long one, but definitely worth a read.
At the bottom of the post, you can also watch a video of Alicia calling random Swedes, asking questions such as “does Swedish people really go to IKEA” and whether they know the actress Alicia Vikander or not. It’s a cute and funny clip, so make sure you check it out!
How Alicia Vikander Unleashed Her Inner Superstar
During her banner year (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, etc.) and Academy Award–winning leap to stardom, the Swedish actress also found love with Michael Fassbender, on the set of next month’s The Light Between Oceans. Think it was luck? Think again. The 27-year-old is just warming up.
It’s unintentional, mind you, but Alicia Vikander does the Luckiest Girl Alive thing effortlessly. Even doing an interview by Skype—her preferred mode of communication with far-flung friends these days—can’t conceal it. It’s 10 A.M. in Sydney, Australia, and she’s puttering around the house of her boyfriend, actor Michael Fassbender. (He’s decamped there to shoot Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. She’s on a two-week holiday between film sets.) Her hair has that just-out-of-the-shower look. She’s wearing a light-blue button-down shirt that, even if it isn’t her boyfriend’s, looks like it should be. She’s making the kind of breakfast that elegant, health-conscious European women eat: a mix of muesli and yogurt, accompanied by a beverage of fresh-squeezed lemon juice mixed with apple-cider vinegar that some holistic-minded Australian friends are crazy about. “It’s apparently very good for you, but it’s disgusting!” says Vikander. Unlike the typical person, whose face over Skype looks as if he or she were staring into a doorknob, Vikander looks as exquisite and glowing as ever.
This past year has been her year, as they say—the 27-year-old Swedish actress, who now lives in London, shot from relative obscurity to international superstardom with four major films in just 12 months—Testament of Youth, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Danish Girl—the kind of feat that Jessica Chastain accomplished a couple of years ago. Vikander was the “It girl” of this past awards season, earning a best-actress Golden Globe nomination for her role as an intensely alluring robot in Ex Machina and winning the Oscar for best supporting actress in The Danish Girl, as Gerda Wegener, the wild and determined wife of one of the earliest men to undergo gender-confirmation surgery, played by Eddie Redmayne. She’s both a muse to modern fashion designers—a year ago she became the new face of Louis Vuitton—and a dream for costume designers doing lush period dramas. No one has worn romantic, charming period frocks with such conviction since Helena Bonham Carter, as Lucy Honeychurch, frolicked in the grass in A Room with a View.
Earlier today, Alicia and Michael took to Entertainment Weekly‘s tumblr to answer questions from fans! It’s a part of their “The Light Between Oceans” promotion, but they answered a lot of questions unrelated to the film as well. We’ve posted some of Alicia’s replies below, but check out EW’s tumblr HERE for everything + Michael’s replies as well!
Q: This film is based on a book, so can you tell us, what’s the best book you’ve read recently? I need reading recommendations!
A: 1Q84 by Haruki Marukami
Q: If you had to live the life of one of your characters, wich would you choose? Have a great day!
A: Ava out in the real world
Q: Michael and Alicia, you were in two of the most visually stunning films to come out last year: Macbeth and Ex Machina. The Light Between Oceans looks GORGEOUS as well. What are some of your favorite films based on visual appeal/cinematography?
A: I also loved Macbeth
Q: Michael and Alicia, Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
A: I’ve had this question!! Ha ha ha. One horse-sized duck, I could beat! I would be terrified for 100 duck-sized horses.
Q: Did you have the chance to meet or talk to M.L. Stedman? Did she help you somehow to understand better your characters and their actions?Thank you
A: She came quite late in the shoot and visited the set. it was lovely to meet her.
Q: Do you have any favorite TV show?
A: Chef’s Table–I can’t wait for season 2!
Q: Michael, Alicia – first thought when you read the script?
A: I was quite blown away, I found myself tearing up reading the script which hasn’t really happened before.
Q: What’s your most memorable moment from the set of “the light between oceans”?
A: Michael milking the goats.
Q: Which things do you have in common with Isabel? Which similarities are there between you and your character?
A: She has a fun walk that I would love to use more myself in real life. I wish I have her energy and life force. And baby-stealing (just kidding).
Q: If you weren’t an actor/actress, what career do you think you would pursue?
A: My friend sometimes calls me their travel agent because I love planning vacation and itineraries with restaurants and places to go. So travel agent. Ha ha ha ha.
Q: Who is your favorite fictional character?
A: Dopey from Snow White. He seems like he enjoys life.
Alicia only just wrapped up her “Jason Bourne” promotion tour across the globe, and she’s already onto her next! “The Light Between Oceans” promotion have now began, and Alicia and her boyfriend Michael Fassbender have recently done a string of various interviews. You can check out two of their video interviews below; the first is with E! Live From The Red Carpet, and the second with Buzzfeed Entertainment.