PLAYLIST – The consistently busy actress Alicia Vikander doesn’t seem to know the word “vacation,” and recently she added the role producer to her resumé, putting her talent behind the upcoming project “Euphoria.” Well, production has started on that picture, and the first image has arrived, and based on those involved, it already has us excited.
Co-starring Eva Green, Charles Dance, Adrian Lester, and Mark Stanley, and directed by Lisa Langseth (who previously directed Vikander in “Hotel” and “Pure“), the English language film tells the story of Ines and Emilie, two sisters meeting up again after many years apart and the profound journey that they undertake together. Simple enough premise, and anything that gives Vikander and Green a chance to shine together gets our vote.
Filming is currently taking place in Bavaria, with the production to also shoot in Munich, “Euphoria” will definitely be one we’ll be keeping an eye out for on the festival circuit in 2017.
Alicia is on the cover of Marie Claire France (September), thus revealing a GORGEOUS new photoshoot. Magazine scans are available in our gallery; as well as the first four outtakes from the photoshoot, photographed by Nick Hudson. Enjoy!
Exciting news! Alicia will be on the September issue of Vanity Fair’s magazine cover! Her cover, as well as some stunning images from her photoshoot, have been added to our gallery. You can read her article below; it’s a long one, but definitely worth a read.
At the bottom of the post, you can also watch a video of Alicia calling random Swedes, asking questions such as “does Swedish people really go to IKEA” and whether they know the actress Alicia Vikander or not. It’s a cute and funny clip, so make sure you check it out!
How Alicia Vikander Unleashed Her Inner Superstar
During her banner year (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, etc.) and Academy Award–winning leap to stardom, the Swedish actress also found love with Michael Fassbender, on the set of next month’s The Light Between Oceans. Think it was luck? Think again. The 27-year-old is just warming up.
It’s unintentional, mind you, but Alicia Vikander does the Luckiest Girl Alive thing effortlessly. Even doing an interview by Skype—her preferred mode of communication with far-flung friends these days—can’t conceal it. It’s 10 A.M. in Sydney, Australia, and she’s puttering around the house of her boyfriend, actor Michael Fassbender. (He’s decamped there to shoot Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. She’s on a two-week holiday between film sets.) Her hair has that just-out-of-the-shower look. She’s wearing a light-blue button-down shirt that, even if it isn’t her boyfriend’s, looks like it should be. She’s making the kind of breakfast that elegant, health-conscious European women eat: a mix of muesli and yogurt, accompanied by a beverage of fresh-squeezed lemon juice mixed with apple-cider vinegar that some holistic-minded Australian friends are crazy about. “It’s apparently very good for you, but it’s disgusting!” says Vikander. Unlike the typical person, whose face over Skype looks as if he or she were staring into a doorknob, Vikander looks as exquisite and glowing as ever.
This past year has been her year, as they say—the 27-year-old Swedish actress, who now lives in London, shot from relative obscurity to international superstardom with four major films in just 12 months—Testament of Youth, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Danish Girl—the kind of feat that Jessica Chastain accomplished a couple of years ago. Vikander was the “It girl” of this past awards season, earning a best-actress Golden Globe nomination for her role as an intensely alluring robot in Ex Machina and winning the Oscar for best supporting actress in The Danish Girl, as Gerda Wegener, the wild and determined wife of one of the earliest men to undergo gender-confirmation surgery, played by Eddie Redmayne. She’s both a muse to modern fashion designers—a year ago she became the new face of Louis Vuitton—and a dream for costume designers doing lush period dramas. No one has worn romantic, charming period frocks with such conviction since Helena Bonham Carter, as Lucy Honeychurch, frolicked in the grass in A Room with a View.
We are getting close to the release date of ‘The Light Between Oceans’ and a dozen new production stills have just been released. Thanks to my friend Bubbles, I have been able to add them to our gallery:
As we previously stated, Alicia began the promotion of ‘The Light Between Oceans‘ earlier this week by giving several interviews. On Thursday (July 28), the first press conference took place in Hollywood. High-quality pictures have been added to our gallery:
PEOPLE – After multiple buzz worthy roles in major films – including her Oscar win for The Danish Girl, the Swedish star, 27, is one of the most in-demand talents in Hollywood.
“We were lucky to get her,” Matt Damon tells PEOPLE of getting Vikander to sign on for a role in Jason Bourne. “Everyone in Hollywood is trying to get Alicia in their movie right now.”
Damon, 45, praises Vikander’s versatility in films like Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
“I just think of these once-in-a-generation actresses who kind of explode onto the scene and what strikes me about her is I can’t see where her limits are,” he says. “There’s been six or seven [recent] performances and they’re all really different and they’re all going in different places and I don’t see the boundaries yet. I’m really excited to see what she does next.”
For much more on Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE
Damon adds: “You only get better at this job. She’s going to keep working with great people because great people all want to work with her,” he says. “In my experience, I knew a lot when I was 27 but the next 18 years were, it was nothing but fun because I was doing what I loved to do and kind of by osmosis you get better at it because of the people you’re around and working with. I don’t know where she’s going to go but I’m excited to see it.”
Is there anything we should know about Vikander that we don’t already?
“If I knew something that people don’t know, then they shouldn’t hear it from me,” Damon says with a laugh.