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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.

Sara • Jan.03, 2018 • 0 Comments

Great news, Alicia fans! We’ll get the first Alicia appearance of the year next week already, with her set to attend the 75th Annual Golden Globes to present one of the awards. The awards are telecast live January 7 on NBC, and we’ll hopefully have many photos of Alicia at the red carpets ahead of the show! Stay tuned for full coverage here at the Alicia Vikander Vault.

Variety | Alicia Vikander, Carol Burnett, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Shirley MacLaine are among the stars set as presenters for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards telecast on Jan. 7.

Additional celebrity presenters for the award night include: Emma Watson, Kerry Washington, Seth Rogen, J.K. Simmons, Edgar Ramírez, Sharon Stone, Amy Poehler, Ricky Martin, Chris Hemsworth, Greta Gerwig, Halle Berry, Kelly Clarkson, Darren Criss, Penélope Cruz, Gal Gadot, Hugh Grant, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The three-hour ceremony at the Beverly Hilton will be hosted by Seth Meyers and air live on NBC.

Vikander is a two-time Globe nominee, most recently for 2015’s “The Danish Girl,” for which she won a supporting actress Oscar. Burnett has five Globe trophies, the last of which came in 1978 for her work on CBS’ “The Carol Burnett Show.” Taylor-Johnson won the supporting actor motion picture prize this year for his performance in “Nocturnal Animals.”

Sara • Sep.22, 2017 • 0 Comments

Vikander, Wim Wenders present ‘Submergence’ at its European premiere in San Sebastián

In an early flashback in “Submergence,” Wim Wenders’ latest film starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, McAvoy’s James More, a British spy, jogs manfully past Vikander’s Danielle Flinders on a romantic Atlantic beach in France.

He suggests lunch. And that is about the last time in their courtship and seduction that he, a prototype man of action, really makes the moves. It’s Danny who keeps him waiting for lunch, because of her work, moves their table conversation from professional to personal, squeals “chicken!” when she has opened her hotel bedroom door and he doesn’t react, pulls him gracefully into her bedroom; and leads in their foreplay.

That, Vikander said presenting the film at San Sebastian with Wenders, was however par for the course for modern love. “Maybe for a young generation that is reality in the sense that it can be both ways. It’s about personality not gender.”

At Friday’s press conference, dressed immaculately in a white top and high-waited black trousers, Vikander came across as lively, charming, and multi-lingual – in the film she plays a half-Swedish half-Australian marine biologist with a touch of English ancestry. About the first thing she said at San Sebastián that she knew some Spanish.

Vikander will soon star in the newest iteration of the video-game property “Tomb Raider,” which should take her far greater global stardom. But, at San Sebastian, Spanish journalists were as interested in grilling her about her opinions on women in cinema as her Hollywood fame. When asked how women’s presence in cinema had changed, she delivered a carefully measured view.

“I remember when ‘The Hunger Games,’ came out and you saw a female actress take center stage and prove it could be a good film, but also a huge commercial success.”

She went on: “Over the last few years, the awareness of the lack of balance has made people think differently and open their eyes to look for opportunity for everyone. Like with all these big subjects, I’m positive. I think there is progress and that it continues.”

As for having the phrase “Oscar-winning actress” now pinned before her name, Vikander stayed humble saying: “It still feels very new to me to hear those words. I grew up in a small town in Sweden and watched the Oscars at 2am with mom every year, it was a window to a different universe.”

“Submergence” opens the 65th San Sebastián Film Festival Friday night. It’s the highest-profile festival in the Spanish-speaking world, has a significant industry presence. But that didn’t phase Wenders.

“The pressure of the opening film doesn’t really concern me,” the director said before further dismissing any concerns over criticisms of his films. “I beg your pardon but I don’t read my reviews. I read reviews of other people’s films but with mine I just ask my wife.” He said that while good reviews can over-inflate your ego, bad ones “make you feel like s***t, and I think it’s best not to feel either.” | Variety

Sara • Nov.29, 2016 • 0 Comments

Source | Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander is slated to portray the video game favorite Lara Croft in an emotional origin “Tomb Raider” movie coming this 2018. Producer Graham King reveals that this film will be a fun and exciting project because of the great writing, cast, crew and director. When the movie comes out, it will be almost two decades since the previous Lara Croft movie, which starred Angelina Jolie.
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Vikander (The Danish Girl, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) will play a younger Lara Croft who is searching for her father. The setting of the story will take fans back to the very first Tomb Raider movies and games. Nostalgia will play a big part of the project. King stated in his interview with HeyUGuys that the movie is going to be a “back to the roots story.”

News Everyday confirms that the film will be released in the US on March 16, 2018. This will finally put to rest many fans who were wondering which version of Croft is better on the big screen. While Vikander and Jolie certainly have their own strengths and styles, we cannot give a verdict until we see it ourselves.

In the meantime, fans of the original video game are more excited than ever. In addition to the coming movies, the 20th anniversary of the “Rise of the Tomb Raider” game is being celebrated with some major updates. There are additional skins and outfits, but the biggest bonus comes in the form of new levels and challenges.

Elise • Sep.01, 2016 • 0 Comments

01NY TIMES: It’s impossible to watch “The Light Between Oceans” — Derek Cianfrance’s tale of a childless Australian couple who discover a baby in a rowboat and keep it — and not assume that you’re witnessing its stars, Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, falling in love.

After all, speculation ran rampant last year when photographs suggested that the incandescent actors were an item — a suggestion that neither would confirm. Rumor seemed to become fact when Ms. Vikander kissed Mr. Fassbender after she won the best-supporting actress Oscar for “The Danish Girl” in February, and the world’s collective knees went weak.

Seated on a sofa — but not too close — at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park this summer, Ms. Vikander and Mr. Fassbender completed each other’s sentences as they discussed their film, an adaptation (opening Friday, Sept. 2) of M. L. Stedman’s novel about Tom, a World War I veteran turned lighthouse keeper on a rocky, storm-swept island, and his wife, Isabel, whose maternal longing he wants nothing more than to satisfy.

Asked about their discretion, Ms. Vikander, wearing geometric-print palazzo pants and radiantly barefaced, said that “we’ve done this film and we’re talking about it,” but added: “Then you keep certain things private and between us, which I think is the right thing.”

Ms. Fassbender, his blue T-shirt complementing her outfit and his eyes, chimed in, “Our work is something that we’re very committed to, but also our private lives.”

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Elise • Aug.31, 2016 • 0 Comments

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EW: For Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, their new film The Light Between Oceans (in theaters Sept. 2) is something of a journey back in time. Both to the 1920s, when the gorgeous drama by director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) takes place, but also to 2014, when the movie’s two stars met and fell in love while making it.

The film is based on M.L. Stedman’s best-selling tearjerker novel, and in it, Vikander and Fassbender play a couple living in blissful seclusion on a lighthouse-capped island. But they are dealt tragic blows as Isabel suffers multiple miscarriages, before one day a rowboat mysteriously washes ashore with a baby on board. The drama that follows is heartbreaking, but the two actors fill their roles with incandescent grace notes.

Off screen, they are a public couple — she kissed him, after all, before accepting her Oscar for The Danish Girl last February — though they’ll never be accused of oversharing. Neither is active on social media, and on this weekend afternoon in downtown Manhattan, Vikander, 27, and Fassbender, 39, sit on opposite ends of a couch. Though they do, for the first time, address their relationship, calmly and efficiently, they would much rather talk about their work.

But that still includes the experience that brought them together. “ ‘Summer camp’ is something I’ve used to explain filmmaking to friends and family,” Vikander says. Fassbender adds: “You have to come together very quickly. That’s a very specific, unusual thing to this business — and it can be a very powerful thing.”

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Elise • Aug.26, 2016 • 0 Comments

‘The Light Between Oceans’ is being promoted strongly these days; so it’s no surprise we finally have a photoshoot of Alicia and Michael Fassbender together. This time, they have been photographed by Jennifer S. Altman for the Los Angeles Times. Check out the article below, but don’t forget to check out the original source here.

“Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are both hot international stars, but they’re not on Twitter, they’re not on Instagram. They don’t do Snapchat,” said Mara Reinstein, deputy editor and film critic at US Weekly. “We know very little about them. So they stay alluring. People could be more inclined to see their movie because their romance is not thrown in our faces every minute,” she said.

Michael Fassbender tensed up for the briefest instant when the topic of his relationship with Alicia Vikander, both his co-star and his girlfriend, arose. Then he relaxed and offered a Zen thought. “People will make the presumptions they want to make. If you start to defend anything, it becomes, ‘Methinks the lady doth protest too much,’ ” the actor said, when asked if he thought moviegoers would draw real-life inferences from his work. “I mean, have you seen ‘Shame?’ ” he quipped, referring to his 2011 portrayal of a sex addict. Vikander, sitting next to him, let loose a sharp laugh.

The pair were side by side at a downtown hotel here recently, polite and formal and trying not to seem like they’re a couple — while trying not to seem like they were trying not to seem like a couple. Over the course of a conversation, about their new movie “The Light Between Oceans,” they could be professional, even distant. But they also jumped in often to finish each other’s sentences in a manner that reinforced their couplehood — an embodiment of the contradiction that occurs when the modern imperative to stay on message collides with the even more modern reality of everyone knowing everything about everybody. Since the days of early Hollywood, actors have been falling for each other on set. And for pretty much just as long, we’ve been obsessed with them.

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Sara • Jul.08, 2016 • 0 Comments

Source | After nine years, Hollywood mega star Matt Damon is reprising his hit blockbuster role as the infamous memory-loss-stricken CIA assassin Jason Bourne in the franchise series’ upcoming film.

The upcoming “Jason Bourne” film marks the fourth installment of the popular Bourne series and is slated to hit local theaters on July 27. The movie comes nearly a decade after “The Bourne Ultimatum” and 14 years since the franchise’s first flick, “The Bourne Identity.”

Damon, along with his new costar, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, were in Seoul to talk about the upcoming movie.

“It was very exciting for me to come back as this character, I love this character very much and it’s had a huge impact on my life and my career,” said Damon during a press conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul on Friday.

“It’s definitely more difficult to play Jason Bourne when you’re 45 years old than when you’re 29 years old. Because you still have to run as hard, you’re being pursued diligently … so that part was a challenge,” he continued.

“But to get together with a group of people and familiar friends, the same creative group and to make another movie together is really rare in our business, so the older I get the more I appreciate the chance to get to do something like that.”

“The big draw to me was the clear aspect that I was going to be a part of the Bourne franchise … it was kind of a pinch-me moment when I stepped on set for the first time,” said Vikander.

“This is a film where we are able to set some really interesting subjects with social and political elements and backgrounds, but above anything, it’s an entertaining movie,” she added.

Damon has once again teamed up with famed director Paul Greengrass who directed both “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” The Hollywood star stated that had Greengrass not been the director for the upcoming new Bourne installment, he would have never agreed to reprise the role of Bourne.

“To be reunited with Paul Greengrass was really the main reason for making this movie for me,” Damon explained. “I always said that I wouldn’t do it without Paul, and I’m really glad that I laid down that ultimatum so many years ago. He’s just a brilliant filmmaker.”

“We made another movie in the intervening years that wasn’t a Jason Bourne movie, called ‘Green Zone,’ and I am constantly looking for things to make with Paul because I just love him and I love his whole style and his approach, and I think it leads to really good work,” he added.

The actor also went on to assure fans that the upcoming film will be more action-packed and thrilling than all its predecessors. In particular, Damon described a car chase down Las Vegas as one of the film’s highlights. It was a scene that forced the production crew to shut down a few city blocks every night at midnight for days.

“There is great action in this movie. There are some really great fight sequences that we worked really hard on … and also we have a car chase in this movie that is bigger than anything we’ve ever done,” says Damon.

“We filmed this incredible car chase in which we actually totaled 170 vehicles,” he said.

The new Bourne film also stars Tommy Lee Jones as Robert Dewey and Julia Stiles, who is reprising her role as Nicolette “Nicky” Parsons.

By Julie Jackson (juliejackson@heraldcorp.com)