Welcome to Alicia Vikander Vault, an exclusive and in-depth fansite dedicted to the talented actress Alicia Vikander. Alicia is known for her roles in projects such as "The Danish Girl", "Ex Machina", "The Light Between Oceans" and "Jason Bourne" and can soon she will be seen in the highly anticipated "Tomb Raider". We aim to bring you all the latest news and images relating to Alicia's acting career, and strive to remain 100% gossip-and-paparazzi-free.
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Sara • Mar.14, 2018 • 0 Comments

We met Alicia Vikander in Los Angeles to talk to her about her amazing performance in Tomb Raider (2018). In the Interview she opens up about leaving home with the young age of 15, how she was able to find herself, how important friends and family is to her and how much she enjoys living in Portugal.

Sara • Mar.13, 2018 • 0 Comments

One of the many visits Alicia made during her Tomb Raider promotion tour was for WIRED! She joined in on their Autocomplete interview, where she answered some of the most searched questions about herself on the web. Does she have an instagram? How do you pronounce her name? Who’s Alicia’s mother? How did she meet her husband? Watch the video below to find out! You can also find beautiful HD screen captures over in our gallery – Alicia looked so pretty in that green suit.

Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet’s most searched questions about herself. How did Alicia train to become the new Lara Croft? Does Alicia Vikander have an Instagram? Is Lara Croft based on a real person? Alicia answers all these questions, and more!

Sara • Mar.13, 2018 • 0 Comments

As alerted a couple of weeks ago, Alicia is currently featured in Hunger Magazine to promote Tomb Raider! The magazine has now shared their full story on Alicia, as well as released three additional photos from her photoshoot. I love everything about this shoot, and these new additions might just be my favorite ones yet! I’ve added the new photos to our gallery, and you can read the article below.

Hunger – Alicia Vikander has a mantra. “When things are hard,” she begins, slowly, “I say, ‘Yeah, but it’s not tougher than ballet school.’” Alicia enrolled at the Royal Swedish Ballet School at nine, and danced with companies until she was 19, which amounts to a childhood spent in permanent discipline. “One thing you learn in a school like that, if it doesn’t break you, is that no one does [the work] for you.

It’s a rather worldly lesson to have internalised as a child, but as preliminary training for Hollywood, you’d hazard the lesson was invaluable. Today, the 29-year-old Oscar winner still has the physical mannerisms of a dancer: she sits, back straight on her chair, legs crossed, occasionally grasping her feet and rocking from side to side. Her first English-speaking role was only “six or seven years ago”, and she speaks slowly and carefully, though it doesn’t seem like the uncertainty of the non-native speaker, but instead a deep-rooted thoughtfulness.

For there is plenty for Alicia to reflect on. Next week, her latest film, Tomb Raider, will be released; she, of course, plays the video game riot grrrl Lara Croft in the new adaptation, directed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug, and co-starring Dominic West and Kristin Scott Thomas. It is one of the last projects Alicia had committed to before she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2016, for her role as Gerda Wegerer in The Danish Girl, which means that she is now, for the first time in two years, picking new projects, working out who she wants to be next. She recently took four months off – the first break in five and a half years when she didn’t have something else in preparation – and travelled to Japan: “Number one on my list until I went – and I want to go back and see more.” She is reading, greedily. “I don’t want to say what,” she says, coy, granting only that she enjoyed Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens and Homo Deus. She is tentatively interested in producing. “I love filmmaking, so as an actor it’s been wonderful, but you come in at a later stage in the process. But to be there and develop an idea and move forward – that’s what I put a lot of time into thinking about right now.” Read More

Sara • Mar.06, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello again Alicia fans! Our girl recently talked to Time Out London about her role in ‘Tomb Raider’, cycling in London and coffee on Brick Lane. Turns out he’s a big fan of ‘Bake Off’ and point-and-click games… Below you can check out the interview, and I have updated our gallery with beautiful HD screen captures.

Sara • Mar.01, 2018 • 0 Comments

I mentioned yesterday that Alicia was set to cover the March issue of American Way magazine, and today we have HQ digital scans! They also wrote a lenghty – and very good – piece on Alicia and her long career, which you can read below under the cut.

American Way – Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander made a name for herself in nuanced art films Ex Machina and The Danish Girl. Now she’s leaping into action (and putting her ballet training to use) as fierce treasure hunter Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

If the world can be divided into two types of people—those who like to chat to the person sitting next to them on a plane and those who don’t—you could reasonably assume that Alicia Vikander might be among the latter. For one thing, she’s famous. In fact, this month the Academy Award-winning Swedish actress will make the leap to action star as Lara Croft, the heroine in the Tomb Raider reboot, a role played by Angelina Jolie back in 2001 and based on the wildly popular video game series. Vikander is also intensely private, with a knack for dodging even the most innocuous questions. Asked about the last time she broke a rule, for instance, she laughs at a memory, then shakes her head: “No, I don’t want to say that to you.”

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Sara • Mar.01, 2018 • 0 Comments

A new day, a new magazine feature for Alicia! As a part of the ongoing Tomb Raider promotion, our girl will cover the April 2018 issue of Elle in the UK. We now have the first digital scans over in our gallery, and they feature a gorgeous new photoshoot! The issue comes out on March 7, so make sure to pick up your own copy next week. For her interview, she opens up about harassment in the film industry, married life and how she prefers to avoid the limelight. You can read an extract below…

On harassment in the film industry
‘I’ve been very fortunate that I haven’t had any sexual harassment on set. But I’ve been in situations where people in power have put me on the spot, or made me feel stupid and young when I wasn’t able to express myself publicly. Once, an older female co-star actually said on my behalf, “That’s not OK.” I can now speak up and say that is not fine, and I’ve been given the fortunate position now of not being, in the same way, afraid of losing my job, which was deep down the reason you don’t want to be trouble. You don’t want to be difficult…’

On moving to Lisbon with her husband, Michael Fassbender
‘When I met my husband three and a half years ago, he had mentioned he’d been to Lisbon and loved it, and I knew friends who were moving out there. And that was a time when I was just starting to feel really at home in London, but after Brexit I think I was like, “Meh, you know what, I want to stay in Europe”.’

On her first meetings with Michael Fassbender – on the dancefloor at Toronto International Film Festival, and then on the dancefloor after the BAFTAs:
‘The first two times we met, we didn’t chat, we only danced.’

On training for Tomb Raider
‘For three months before filming, I started every morning with an hour’s workout. Then there was a lot of eating going on; I had to have five meals a day. I wanted Lara to be strong. I’m very petite myself, and I wanted the audience to find the action sequences plausible – to believe that she could do it, that she could lift herself up with her own bodyweight.’

On the new Lara Croft
‘Sure, Lara is a sex symbol in some ways but for me, what makes a woman or a man attractive is someone who dares to speak up, who dares to show their personality. It’s tough being a young girl at this time, you know? I’m now working in an industry which lives on creating an image, a fantasy and I feel like I need to show younger women that is what it is.’

On how her Swedish culture means she naturally prefers not to stand out
‘You shouldn’t be too good, or do something different… In a way it’s great to grow up with that, as it makes you very grounded, but also a bit scared of standing out and making a big leap away from the rest of the group.’

Read the full interview in the April issue of ELLE UK, on sale March 7. – Elle

Sara • Feb.28, 2018 • 0 Comments

Following our ‘Tomb Raider’ promotional interviews master-post last week, I’ve put together another one for you all today! We’re being blessed with several new videos every single day now, so I’ll gather all the interviews ones into master-posts every now and then. The ones in the white blouse are from LA on February 23, but they were added to YouTube in the last couple of days. Stay tuned for more updates later…

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Sara • Feb.26, 2018 • 0 Comments

During the weekend’s Tomb Raider promotion, Alicia stepped by Refinery to dish about the new film! You can read their full article and check out the video below. Alicia wore a stunning green jumpsuit – hopefully we’ll get some photos of Alicia in this outfit soon.

Refinery – Alicia Vikander remembers the day she first came across Lara Croft. As a 10-year-old girl growing up in Sweden, her friends didn’t really talk about video games, let alone admit to playing them. But her family friends had sons, and those sons had a Playstation. “I stepped into that room and saw Lara Croft, the female protagonist of a video game, something I had never seen before,” Vikander told Refinery29. “I was a bit afraid, because there were a lot of scary elements, so I used to spend a lot of time in the manor, practicing.” Fast-forward two decades, and the 29-year old is set to storm the screen as her childhood hero in director Roar Uthaug’s reboot of Tomb Raider.

If you’re already picturing an Angelina Jolie-lite version, think again. You won’t see this Lara running through the jungle in short-shorts, holding her signature double guns. Vikander’s character is more regular girl than Tomb Raider. “She’s not an action hero when we meet her in the beginning of this film,” Vikander explained. “She’s a girl who lives with her friends in East London, like I did when I was in my early twenties!” Of course, fate takes over, delivering a series of adventures and circumstances that lead part-time boxer and daytime bicycle courier Lara to become the heroine we know and love.

This is a very different role for Vikander, who won an Academy Award for her performance alongside Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl in 2016. But in reality, she sees this as a way to get back to her roots. “I’ve always loved adventure movies. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Indiana Jones, or The Mummy series,” she said. I was always curious of what it would be like to do those kinds of action sequences and stunts.” The training took four months, and included MMA training, rock climbing, and weightlifting. By the end, Vikander had gained 12 pounds of muscle. “It was pretty crazy when I stood on the scale and saw that I had gained that much,” she confessed. “I’ve always been very petite, and it was very empowering to see that it worked.”

But sheer physical strength isn’t the only thing driving this performance. In late December, Vikander got involved in forming what would eventually become the Time’s Up initiative, which aims to address issues of inequality in the workplace in Hollywood and across other industries, alongside the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, and America Ferrera.

A key part of that struggle is changing the culture that only shows women as love interests and sidekicks. Vikander recalled rushing out to see Wonder Woman while wrapping up production on Tomb Raider, and being profoundly moved. “I didn’t think that I could do these things,” she said. “I couldn’t even dream of it because it wasn’t even in my perspective of reality.” If only that 10-year-old could see her now.