On a press tour earlier this year, Swedish Tomb Raider star and Oscar winner (2016) Alicia Vikander shared a lot if wacky facts about herself. Normally notoriously private about her personal life, on this tour the actress opened up about her physical attributes as well as her nicknames. One of her many nicknames has been Mrs. Google.
On the tour the former ballerina from Gothenburg gave countless of interviews on TV, for magazines and the general media that followed her wherever she went.
Vikander studied Danish for her role in “A Royal Affair”
Alicia Vikander got her break in Swedish TV-drama “Andrea Avenyn” and she learned Danish especially for her heartbreaking turn as Queen Caroline Mathilde in “A Royal Affair” in 2012. In 2012 she also played the role of Anna Karenina. In 2015 she kicked off with starring roles in “Testament of Youth”, a First World War memoir, and as a robot in Alex Garland’s directorial debut, “Ex Machina”.
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Later she appeared opposite Eddie Redmayne on “The Danish Girl”, a true story about the first ever sex change. After this it was time to get used to this face. She appeared opposite Michael Fassbender in “The Light Between Oceans”, in director Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine” and in Guy Ritchie’s “The Man form U.N.C.L.E.”
Swedish Tomb Raider Star Alicia Vikander
When she took her first action-hero role as Lara Croft in the game series “Tomb Raider” internet trolls immediately began to attack Vikander’s physique. Lara Croft was not known only for her daring and athleticism, but also for her status as a video game sex symbol with a sizeable bust. Vikander doesn’t exactly fit into the big-breast mold of the original character, which Angelina Jolie originated for the big-screen role in 2001, Twitter became home to a series of rude comments about her breasts being too small for the character.
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Vikander is, however, good at logical thinking. In fact, she told the media that she once went to s school for three years to learn how to play chess.
Vikander was kidnapped
Usually Vikander keeps a low profile, but being attacked on Twitter, she openly told the media about her nicknames, her childhood dreams and even details about her bachelorette party.
In October 2017 in Ibiza, a bachelorette party was conducted in secret since the relationship between her and Michael Fassbender was so hush hush that not even Vikander herself knew about it. Vikander was in fact kidnapped by her friends for a full 24 hours.
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Most people assume that Vikander met her now-husband Michael Fassbender on the set of “The Light Between Oceans”. But according to Wired’s Autocomplete interview, she met her betrothed on the dance floor.
Alicia Vikander aka Mrs. Google is good at planning
Vikander admits that her friends sometimes call her “Mrs. Google”. The reason, she says, is that she’s really good at Googling answers on anything, especially when planning travels. Alicia Vikander has always liked making plans. When she was 12 years old, she looked at the year 2018 on a calendar and thought about what her life would be like then.
In fact, she really thought she would have a career as a florist. But when she appeared on a Swedish lip sync talent show by the age of 8 and won first place, she was telling everyone she’d be acting or singing for the rest of her life.
“Life has only gone better than I’d imagined,” admits Vikander, who has been said to be the biggest Swedish export since IKEA.
Swedish Tomb Raider Star Alicia Vikander aka Mrs. Google, written by Tor Kjolberg