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Alicia covers the September issue of Vanity Fair, featuring a stunning photoshoot. Behind the scenes pictures and outtakes have been added to the gallery, enjoy!
VANITY FAIR – 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.
Now the world is at her feet, and she’s picking out projects according to nothing but whim and personal passion. A pair of guilty-pleasure blockbusters? Check. She’s currently in Jason Bourne, opposite Matt Damon, and she’s gearing up to play Lara Croft in the next Tomb Raider movie. A venture with an iconic European director? Another check: Wim Wenders’s Submergence, opposite James McAvoy, which she’s just wrapped. An indie with an old friend? She got that too: Euphoria, directed by Lisa Langseth, the woman who discovered her. It also happens to be the first title from her film company, Vikarious Productions, which she started, well, in order to do exactly what she wants.
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PEOPLE – After multiple buzz worthy roles in major films – including her Oscar win for The Danish Girl, the Swedish star, 27, is one of the most in-demand talents in Hollywood.
“We were lucky to get her,” Matt Damon tells PEOPLE of getting Vikander to sign on for a role in Jason Bourne. “Everyone in Hollywood is trying to get Alicia in their movie right now.”
Damon, 45, praises Vikander’s versatility in films like Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
“I just think of these once-in-a-generation actresses who kind of explode onto the scene and what strikes me about her is I can’t see where her limits are,” he says. “There’s been six or seven [recent] performances and they’re all really different and they’re all going in different places and I don’t see the boundaries yet. I’m really excited to see what she does next.”
Damon adds: “You only get better at this job. She’s going to keep working with great people because great people all want to work with her,” he says. “In my experience, I knew a lot when I was 27 but the next 18 years were, it was nothing but fun because I was doing what I loved to do and kind of by osmosis you get better at it because of the people you’re around and working with. I don’t know where she’s going to go but I’m excited to see it.”
Is there anything we should know about Vikander that we don’t already?
“If I knew something that people don’t know, then they shouldn’t hear it from me,” Damon says with a laugh.
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Our lovely Alicia attended ‘The Light Between Oceans’ press conference on July 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.
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I have added high quality pictures of Alicia on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (July 26). You can watch a part of her interview below.
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More production stills and one behind the scenes picture of Alicia in ‘The Light Between Oceans’ have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
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IGN – Alicia Vikander ushers a new generation into the Bourne franchise in the upcoming flick Jason Bourne.
Marking a continuation from the original Bourne trilogy, the Matt Damon-starring, Paul Greengrass-directed movie tackles modern issues like privacy on the Internet. Vikander’s Heather Lee is a CIA agent who is part of the new generation that’s emerged since The Bourne Identity hit theaters in 2002. As Damon’s Jason Bourne is engaging in epic car chases and running past obstacles, her hacker character is combating him at every turn from behind a computer screen.
Taking on a role in Jason Bourne was more than just a smart career move for Vikander, who won raves for her role in Ex Machina and an Oscar for her part in The Danish Girl; it was a fangirl’s dream come true. Read our interview with the 27-year-old to hear her discuss why she always felt herself drawn to the Bourne franchise, what appealed to her about playing Heather and whether she’ll be back for future films in the series.
IGN: What intrigued you about the character of Heather Lee in your decision to come on board Jason Bourne?
Alicia Vikander: I’d seen the films several time, and I was just so excited when I found out Paul and Matt were teaming up again and making a new one. I remember I met Paul, and sometimes in those meetings you start chatting a bit and talking about the film. Probably the first thing I said was, “I’m a big fan. I’m so happy you’re making a new one.” [laughs] I had read the script at that point and I was very intrigued by the character of Heather Lee, mostly because she’s a symbol of what has changed since 2007, since the last Bourne film, in our world with technology and tech. She’s part of a new generation of young people who kind of hold the power nowadays regarding how we live our lives through technology and run companies and governments and such. To get a chance to play someone like her I found really interesting.
IGN: It’s interesting how she’s very much a match for Bourne even though she’s a very different character with a very different skill set. Did you view her more as a hero or a villain in this story?
Vikander: It’s part of the kind of franchise of trying to find out the identity of a person. That’s kind of what you do with Heather. I remember I read it the first time, the script, and I kind of wanted to get under her skin and figure out. I love the fact that in this film Riz Ahmed’s character, who’s this head of this social media company, and she kind of have the same background. They are both prodigy hackers, but she’s of course chosen to use her abilities and go into working at the CIA. But throughout this film it seems like it’s almost not only that you’re trying to figure out if she’s on one side of the conflict in this film. It almost feels like she has a higher kind of personal agenda throughout the film. And I think to play that ambiguity was a lot of fun, but of course Paul and I had discussions of what we were playing.
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‘The Light Between Oceans’ is among the several movies to be shown during the 2016 Venice Film Festival which takes place on the Lido from August 31st to September 10th. See the list below:
VENICE 73 COMPETITION
The Bad Batch, dir: Ana Lily Amirpour (U.S.)
Une Vie, dir: Stéphane Brizé (France/Belgium)
La La Land, dir: Damien Chazelle (U.S.)
The Light Between Oceans, dir: Derek Cianfrance (U.S./Australia/New Zealand)
El Ciudadano Ilustre, dirs: Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat (Argentina/Spain)
Spira Mirabilis, dirs: Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti (Italy/Switzerland)
The Woman Who Left, dir: Lav Diaz (Philippines)
La Region Salvaje, dir: Amat Escalante (Mexico)
Nocturnal Animals, dir: Tom Ford (U.S.)
Piuma, dir: Roan Johnson (Italy)
Paradise, dir: Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia/Germany)
Brimstone, dir: Martin Koolhoven (Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/France/UK/Sweden)
On The Milky Road, dir: Emir Kusturica (Serbia/UK/U.S.)
Jackie, dir: Pablo Larrain (U.S./Chile)
Voyage Of Time, dir: Terrence Malick (U.S./Germany)
El Cristo Ciego, dir: Christopher Murray (Chile/France)*
Frantz, dir: François Ozon (France)
Questi Giorni, dir: Giuseppe Piccioni (Italy)
Arrival, dir: Denis Villeneuve (U.S.)
Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez, dir: Wim Wenders (France/Germany)