Thursday 30 March 2017

Alicia Vikander opens up about 'intense' experience of filming with Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. Photo: Isabel Infantes

Laura Harding

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander has opened up about the intense experience she had filming her new movie with boyfriend Michael Fassbender.

The Swedish actress, who scored an Academy Award for her role in 'The Danish Girl' opposite Eddie Redmayne, met the Irish actor on the set of romantic period drama 'The Light Between Oceans'.

Alicia Vikander	and Michael Fassbender	attending the The Light Between Oceans UK Premiere, at Curzon Mayfair, London.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attending the The Light Between Oceans UK Premiere, at Curzon Mayfair, London.

The adaptation of ML Stedman's 2012 novel required the two stars to camp in trailers in a remote part of New Zealand.

The film follows the story of Australian World War I veteran Tom Sherbourne (Fassbender), now a lighthouse keeper, who struggles to have a baby with his wife Isabel (Vikander).

They are gifted with what appears to be a miracle baby washed up in a boat wreck, but their blissful family life is soon thwarted.

"If you do a movie in London when everyone goes home to their family at the end of the day it's one thing, but in this situation you create a community and work very intensely together and that takes a lot," she said.

"One of the best perks of this job is you end up going to places that I don't know how I would have ended up there if it wasn't for my job. Every morning and evening I saw a new sunset and new sunrise. To experience that nature, I never felt so small in the world.

"You realise what that kind of isolation means, and that wind that never stops, it kind of could drive you mad at night."

Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender and his partner Alicia Vikander with the 'Order of Innisfallen' award Photo: Don MacMonagle
Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender and his partner Alicia Vikander with the 'Order of Innisfallen' award Photo: Don MacMonagle

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