With several movies released this year which made her an Oscar contender, Alicia Vikander's career continues to thrive as she seals her first ever Vogue cover for January 2016. On the cover which was photographed by David Sims, she wore a LOUIS VUITTON SPRING 2016 dress and PROENZA SCHOULER earrings. In this issue she talks how all those movie roles came her way, pushing herself, fashion and more. Continue below to see some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more on Alicia's feature, visit Vogue.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on December 22nd.
On pushing herself & pain:“I push myself hard. I don’t like pain, exactly, but as a ballerina I lived in constant pain. At ballet school in Stockholm, I remember we had a locker where if someone had been to the doctor and gotten painkillers, we divided them among us. In a sense we were all addicted. After I quit dancing, for a while it felt strange not to be in pain. It was as if an old friend, not a good friend but a presence, always tagging along, had left me.”
On the film roles that came her way:
“To be quite honest, it’s nerve-racking, the way these films sort of piled up. It’s a mixed feeling when everything you’ve ever wanted in making films is coming true, and yet you feel scared because it’s happening all at once. Suddenly you’re in rooms with people you’ve looked up to for years, the Judi Denches. You wonder if you’re good, if you have what it takes. You carry an anxiety around with you—I’ve met many actors now who will say this—and the lonely feeling that this could be your one chance.”
On understanding her character in 'Ex Machina':
“Your job as an actor is to try to understand your character’s humanity. When she does things that people might judge harshly, you have to summon a real sympathy for her. When she is purely good and you fear that you’ll become disconnected from her, you search for doubts, flaws. In the end, you succeed when you show both sides.”
Dolce & Gabbana dress and Fallon earrings.
Marc Jacobs dress & shoes, Eddie Borgo earrings & a John Hardy bracelet.
Dries Van Noten
Lanvin dress & Alexis Bittar earrings.
Louis Vuitton Spring 2016