‘I Still Feel In­se­cure’

The stylish ac­tress isn’t afraid to ad­mit that some roles still scare her. We delved into the (beau­ti­ful) mind of Ali­cia Vikan­der


What hap­pens when you’re an Os­car win­ner at 27? You carry on mak­ing in­cred­i­ble films with in­cred­i­ble peo­ple, that’s what. Swedish-born Ali­cia Vikan­der has been the name on ev­ery cast­ing di­rec­tor’s lips for the past year af­ter her star roles in Ex Machina, Anna Karen­ina and The Dan­ish Girl, for which she scored the Academy Award for Best Ac­tress In A Sup­port­ing Role.

And it was while film­ing The Light Be­tween Oceans in 2015 that Ali­cia met Hol­ly­wood hot­tie Michael Fass­ben­der, 39 – and the pair, who man­age to stay well un­der the show­biz radar, have been to­gether ever since. Not that she gets to see him very of­ten: ‘It’s been hard for me to turn projects down be­cause I worked very hard to get to this point,’ says Ali­cia. ‘Your per­sonal life kind of goes out the door.’

The tal­ented lead­ing lady is also a style maverick, slay­ing the red car­pet with unique dresses from Louis Vuit­ton – a brand she’s fronted since last July – and to­day she looks in­cred­i­ble in a Chanel dress and Mano­los. We heart. She’s about to star as a cy­ber ex­pert in the fifth Jason Bourne film – oh, and she’ll be play­ing the iconic Lara Croft role in 2018’s Tomb Raider. Ali­cia’s lov­ing life and it’s not hard to see why… Hi Ali­cia. What was it like work­ing on the Jason Bourne film? I grew up as a big fan of the tril­ogy and it was a thrill to watch Matt [Da­mon] on the set with his cap on mak­ing his way through crowds. Ev­ery time I would see him, I’d be like: ‘Ooh, it’s Jason Bourne!’ Where did you shoot the film? We’ve been shoot­ing in Berlin, Lon­don and Las Ve­gas, which is where we did a lot of heavy ac­tion stuff. Did Matt Da­mon stay in very dark Jason Bourne mode dur­ing shoot­ing? Oh, no! Matt is very funny and happy on the set. He’s great to work with and it was re­ally a plea­sure to be part of the at­mos­phere. It’s still hard for me to be­lieve that I got to do a Bourne movie. Is it still hard for you to be­lieve that you’ve won an Os­car? [Laughs] Just be­ing there was an in­cred­i­ble mo­ment. I re­mem­ber ev­ery year at home in Swe­den I would set the alarm clock to wake me up at 2am so that I could watch the Os­cars. And then sit­ting in the front row, hold­ing my mother’s hand, be­ing at the cer­e­mony in per­son and hear­ing my name called was just in­sane. Your mother’s also an ac­tress. How

Ali­cia with boyfriend Michael Fass­ben­der

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