This is a civil rights movement.”Hooper had seen Vikander in and invited her to read with Redmayne, who had already signed on. “Eddie saw me crying after the scene ended,” he recalls, “and he said to me later, ‘Well, there’s no great suspense around who you’re going to cast.’ The only other person who’s overpowered me in an audition that way was Annie Hathaway when she came in to read for .” If there was any early obstacle, it may have been Alicia’s coloring: She is not the ice sculpture that Hollywood often imagines for its Nordics.
“I think I’ve been very self-conscious trying to express myself in a new language, and sometimes I don’t recognize the person that comes out,” she says.
“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.
In the last year she has had six films in American theaters, including , costarring her real-life boyfriend, Michael Fassbender, are due to arrive this year.
Come summer, she’ll star opposite Matt Damon in the next Bourne installment.“To be quite honest, it’s nerve-racking, the way these films sort of piled up,” she says.