Alicia Vikander Lands Her First 'Vogue' Cover for January 2016
Here is what the 27-year-old The Danish Girl actress had to share with the mag:
On her break-out year: “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 the timing of The Danish Girl: “This was not a film of the ‘now’ when we started making it and it’s frankly amazing to think of the cultural change that has taken place since we started. But I think it’s important to remember that the issues Lili encountered 100 years ago are still issues. You read the statistics about how trans people are physically and psychologically abused, how they are discriminated against at work. This is a civil rights movement.”
On being an actress: “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.”
For more from Alicia, visit Vogue.com!