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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.08, 2018 • 0 Comments

As we alerted you a while back, Alicia is the cover girl for Hunger Magazine‘s 14th issue! It’s out today (March 8), and we finally have more photos from her gorgeous photoshoot. This is definitely one of my new favorites! She looks incredible. We’ll hopefully have digital scans of the issue up in our gallery soon, but make sure to also purchase your very own copy over here.

With an Academy Award under her belt, and perhaps the biggest movie of her career so far being released next week, Alicia Vikander has the world at her feet. Her turn as Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft, the most badass female protagonist in recent cinema, is one if this year’s most hyped performances, and there really was no better choice of cover star to front our Power Play issue of Hunger.

Shot by Rankin and styled in Louis Vuitton SS18 by Hunger’s fashion director Kim Howells, Alicia appears in a 16-page editorial and talks candidly about being an actress in Hollywood’s changing landscape, how she prepared for Tomb Raider and why sisterhood is the only way forward.

Sara • Mar.07, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello Alicia fans! Last week, we shared the news with you that Alicia would be on the cover of Elle UK’s April 2018 issue. We now have high quality digital scans of the full spread, as well as some gorgeous photoshoot additions! The full issue is out in stores today March 7, so make sure to pick up your very own copy of this gorgeous spread.

Sara • Mar.06, 2018 • 0 Comments

Following our big magazine update below, we’ve got another spread for you! Alicia and her Tomb Raider co-star Daniel Wu are covering the April issue of Vogue China to promote the film. Our gallery has been updated with two different versions of the cover, and we’ll hopefully have digital scans of the full feature soon. PS: Tomb Raider is set to hit the cinemas in China on March 16.

Sara • Mar.06, 2018 • 0 Comments

Magazines, Magazines, Magazines! We’ve been blessed with a bunch of great spreads of Alicia in magazines world wide lately, and I’ve now finished adding her latest March and April spreads to our gallery. The biggest editorials have all gotten their own posts, but here’s an update on the many Tomb Raider features in different magazines. Enjoy browsing the digital scans, and make sure to pick up your own copies of the magazines you have in your area!

Sara • Mar.05, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello again Alicia fans! Our girl continues taking on the magazine covers around the globe, and up next is Madame Figaro‘s march issue. This one features a brand new photoshoot taken by the talented photographer Damon Baker, and it’s definitely my favorite spread of 2018 so far. We’ve been blessed with some stunning high quality digital scans of the spread, in which Alicia looks absolutely incredible – head over to our gallery and see for yourself! Also make sure to pick up your own copy of the magazine if you have it available in your area.

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