Alicia Vikander likes her privacy.
She’s made a name for herself with outstanding portrayals of strong female characters – she won an Oscar for playing Gerda on The Danish Girl and was catapulted to even greater heights when she was cast as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot. She’s also currently filming the biopic The Glorias: A Life on the Road, where she plays a younger version of feminist Gloria Steinem.
Well, Alicia can definitely kick butt big time, but she also revealed she’s not always so confident – she’s just has a knack for being able to fake-it-till-you-make-it.
“In this industry, you must be willing to throw yourself out there, which I enjoy,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in a recent interview. “I’m good at hiding all those nerves inside. Something I’ve heard all my life is, ‘Oh, you seem so tough.’ I think one of the main things I do well is to not show that I’m s–tting my pants.”
The Tomb Raider star has been married to Michael Fassbender since 2017 and they live in Lisbon, Protugal. Although they’re one of Hollywood’s A-List couples, Alicia and Michael like to keep things low-key. And the actress shared how much life has changed.
“Every time I do press, I’m suddenly met with the reality of my fame,” she told the magazine. “I sometimes forget how my life has changed.”
And like a growing number of celebrities, she stays off social media. She did try to go on Instagram though. And said bye bye to it just one month later.
“I realized early on that social media was not good for me; I personally didn’t find the joy in it,” she said.
And as for what she had to say about that deep-seated desire for approval and acceptance of others, “My dad is a psychiatrist, and he told me that often his job is to tell patients that how they think others perceive them is actually far from the truth,” she says. “I think people are finally getting to a point where they care less about what others think and feel more comfortable playing with different versions of themselves.”