Hello Alicia fans! Over the next few weeks, we will be adding a bunch of additional high quality photos of Alicia at public events to our gallery. I’ve started with 2012, and there have been more than 100 pretty new additions! Alicia was busy promoting ‘A Royal Affair’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ this year, and made appearances at events such as Berlin Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival and various film premieres. Almost all our folders have been updated with new additions, so make sure you start browsing the 2012 category for some younger Alicia treats!
The Swedish Cancer Society, an independent non-profit organization with the vision of finding cures for cancer, revealed earlier today their new ribbon, which changes every year. Alicia created this pink ribbon and shares her personal story in the cancer awareness campaign, which you can view in the video below. Along with the ribbon, four beautiful outtakes of a photoshoot for the campaign have been revealed, photographed by Erik Persson.
“For me, the pink ribbon is a symbol of solidarity which gives hope of overcoming the disease.”
“I was very honoured when the Swedish Cancer Society asked me to design this year’s pink ribbon. I’ve seen what cancer can do to the ones you love, and this is my way of contributing to the cause.”
Inquirer – LOS ANGELES—“You always wonder if you are going to have chemistry,” Alicia Vikander said about her leading men as she starts each new movie. The actress certainly wondered about Michael Fassbender when they began filming “The Light Between Oceans.”
Well, not only does the pair have good chemistry; they fell in love on the New Zealand set of director Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of ML Stedman’s novel of the same name.
In the drama set after World War I, Alicia and Michael play a lighthouse keeper (Tom) and his wife (Isabel), who’s recovering from two miscarriages and one stillbirth. When a baby washes ashore in a lifeboat, they raise her as their own.
Rachel Weisz also stars in the movie that recently debuted in the Venice Film Festival. Alicia, 27, and Michael, 39, made a sweet couple on the red carpet at the film’s premiere in the festival on the Lido.
The Swedish actress looked lovely in a simple linen white dress in this talk in West Hollywood, California. She was filming Wim Wenders’ “Submergence” and was set to go on location in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago located between Norway and Iceland.
“I am thrilled to go to the Faroe Islands,” she said. “I have never been there, and Wim says it’s like Mars.”
Excerpts from our interview:
What was it like to work with Michael? Was there immediate chemistry between the two of you?
We had met in industry events, like the Toronto Film Festival and the Baftas. But the first time we really had a chat was when we started rehearsals in Wellington (New Zealand). You always wonder if you are going to have chemistry with your coactor, especially when making a film that is intimate and emotionally intense. Yes, it felt easy from the very beginning.
Do you remember the first time you watched Michael in the movies?
I was in this little indie theater back home in Stockholm, Sweden, where I saw both “Hunger” and “Fish Tank” many years ago. I thought he was one of the bravest actors I had seen. So, for me, to know that Derek Cianfrance and Michael were involved in this project made me really want to be a part of it.
As you can see, we have a new layout here at Alicia Vikander Online. Isn’t is beautiful? The stunning header was created by our friend Nicole, and the theme is done by Lora. We really love it – and we hope you will just as much.
I have closed some of our pages for now, as I will be working on expanding our site content. We’ll soon have more detailed information on Alicia and her career, as well as a few fun pages. Stay tuned for some big updates!
I have added a handful of high quality photoshoots and portraits of Alicia to our photo archive. Thank you to my friend Maria for sending these our way!
The first batch of pictures of Alicia attending the premiere of ‘The Light Between Oceans‘ at the 73rd Venice Film Festival has been added to our gallery. Stay tuned as more are likely to be added in the days to come.
Alicia and Michael Fassbender are currently in Venice, Italy at the 73rd Venice Film Festival to promote ‘The Light Between Oceans’. The movie premiered earlier today – and pictures are coming! – but as for now, you can enjoy high-quality pictures of their arrival as well as the photocall in our gallery:
NY 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.”