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Af­ter a few years of slow burn, siz­zling star on the rise 26-yearold Alicia Vikan­der is set to have her break­out mo­ment in Guy Ritchie’s re­make of the clas­sic spy thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (out Au­gust 14). The Swedish ac­tress plays Gaby Teller, the only lead that two agents have in their bid to stop in­ter­na­tion­al crim­i­nals from un­leash­ing nu­clear dis­as­ter on the world. (How very Cold War chic.) “I love that my char­ac­ter is a strong woman, which you don’t of­ten see in these big fran­chise films. She’s such a badass!” says Vikan­der over the phone from Nicaragua (where she is on her first hol­i­day in years). Want to know what else Vikan­der loves? Here are four more things we learned.... LIS­TEN­ING PAR­TIES “I’m cur­rently lis­ten­ing to a play­list called ‘Le Maschou 2015,’ which is named af­ter a res­tau­rant in the old town of Cannes. Dur­ing the fes­ti­val, I was there with about 15 peo­ple and we ended up stay­ing all night and danc­ing—even the chefs joined in! This is the mu­sic that played that night.” PLAY­ING GAMES “I love host­ing din­ner par­ties! A friend and I threw our 25th birth­day party to­gether, and since many of our friends didn’t know one another, we gave each man a card with a woman’s name on it. By the time we sat down to din­ner, he had to have in­tro­duced him­self to her.” NAPLES, ITALY “We shot The Man From U.N.C.L.E. there, and the food was amaz­ing! Naples has a cer­tain vibe that is just in­cred­i­ble. It has a lot of history, and the peo­ple there were so nice to us.” BE­ING A TRAVEL AGENT “Ever since I bought my first Ryanair ticket at 16, I’ve loved re­search­ing and plan­ning trips. My friends use me as their per­sonal hol­i­day plan­ner. If a friend gives me that op­por­tu­nity, I nor­mally call them back with a full itin­er­ary of things to do!”

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