I’ve just uploaded a beautiful portrait of Alicia to the photo gallery. She was photographed by Kirk McKoy for the Los Angeles Times. Keep reading as I reported part of the article below, but if you want to read the whole thing, here it is.
[…]off-screen, she’s earned less positive reviews. The press has often found her to be aloof, describing her as “cooly remote,” “polite but not warm” and “certainly not vulnerable.”
And that’s not how millennials want their stars these days. In a Vogue cover story this month, Jennifer Lawrence takes off her bra in front of a reporter, ditches fancy dinner plans to order pizza and talks about her hymen. Vikander, meanwhile, looks like she could be the princess of a small European nation you’ve never heard of. You can tell she used to be a dancer because she’s quite dainty. It’s easy to imagine her with her hair slicked back into a bun, nothing hiding her delicate, symmetrical face.
But when asked about her reputation for being cold, Vikander became visibly upset. Red splotches even started to form on her neck.
“It’s tough,” she said, coming off four hours’ sleep after flying in from the set of the new “Bourne Identity” installment. “I try to be myself, but I’m always nervous letting go. I am very serious about my work. But I think it’s a bit of a cultural thing, too. Everyone thinks my English is so good. But with the language barrier, I often feel like I want to add that little extra flavor to what I’m saying. Sometimes I wish people could hang out with me for 10 minutes when I’m speaking Swedish.”
Alicia’s emotions are kind of quick to rise. And she was also completely fearless about nudity and sex scenes. That’s definitely not British. Me and Eddie were much more nervous. – Director Tom Hooper