‘The Danish Girl’ Star Alicia Vikander on How Gender Is ‘Extremely Fluid’ (Video)
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“I’ve pinched my arm a few times over the last couple years,” Alicia Vikander told moderator Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s Award Screening of Tom Hooper‘s “The Danish Girl” at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The Swedish actress who shot to fame in 2012’s “A Royal Affair” is having the kind of year Jessica Chastainexperienced in 2011: Vikander’s five 2015 U.S. releases include the critical indie smash “Ex Machina” and Hooper’s amazingly timely love story about the world’s first transgender surgery patient (played by last year’s Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) and his/her astoundingly supportive wife (Vikander). The actress’ films have grossed more than $288 million worldwide this year, and the forthcoming Bourne sequel could make her more bankable yet.
All in all, it’s a good thing Vikander didn’t quit acting in 2009.