SAG Award Winner Alicia Vikander on Her Admiration for American Cinema: “I Always Saw It as a Fairytale”
You can’t get any hotter than Alicia Vikander at the moment. Not only is the talented actress the talk of the town, captivating audiences with her stirring role in The Danish Girl, she’s become a straight-up style darling with her spot-on red carpet choices, including the Louis Vuitton sparkler she donned at Saturday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Despite the stunning Swedish beauty’s popularity, the 27-year-old remains refreshingly earnest—even after her best supporting actress win last night. “I grew up and I looked up to American cinema,” she told reporters. “I think I always saw it as a fairytale. It was beyond anything I would ever dream of, really… I was always so amazed by this [SAG] award particularly. To have everyone celebrating the union, and to celebrate actors and just being invited in a room where it’s already a lot of friends and people that I work with, and colleagues. I don’t know. That is beyond I think anything else. So I will remember this.”
As for her advice to all the aspiring actors out there? “I had people who told me that anything was possible,” she told InStyle. “That means a lot, even though I would never have believed this. So I guess that is the advice. I’ve always had people who believed in me and always told me to just continue to try and do what I want. Then also to have people that told me that it’s okay to fail.”
Keep an eye on Vikander at the upcoming Oscars, where she’s also nominated for best actress in a supporting role. At this point, the fashionable star can do no wrong.
—With reporting by Brandi Fowler