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GQ – The Fifth Estate star lets her secrets slip…

While the period drama seems to be ushering in all the actresses of the moment, it’s saddling them with a certain bête noire. Ask Alicia Vikander. “Corsets,” she explains. “They keep hunting me down.” Last year’s A Royal Affair, check. Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, check. Even when the Swedish 25-year-old skipped genres, for next year’s Seventh Son, her wardrobe was replete with them.

So she breathed a sigh of relief when cast in this month’s WikiLeaks thriller The Fifth Estate, which follows Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) as they expose the news behind the news. Vikander plays Domscheit-Berg’s wife, Anke. “I knew a lot about WikiLeaks already,” she says. “One of the most famous documentaries about it came out in Sweden before the war logs were released, and Julian was still considered a very brave man. The Fifth Estate doesn’t judge what he did, but brings the subject of transparency to the surface.”

With a string of cinematic behemoths on her slate, Vikander’s on the brink of international fame – after Seventh Son, she’ll appear in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From UNCLE, then in Ex Machina as a robot. And none of them, she’s pleased to report, involve corsets.

The Fifth Estate is out on now. Seventh Son is out in 2014.

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