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Alicia Vikander had to warn Kate Winslet about her dad's crush: 'I asked her to be kind'

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Published 10/02/2016 | 11:47

Alicia Vikander and (inset) is Kate Winslet
Alicia Vikander and (inset) is Kate Winslet
Actress Alicia Vikander attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kate Winslet attending the London Critics' Circle Film Awards at the May Fair Hotel, Central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 17th January, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Critics. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attend the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May 24, 2015 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Actress Kate Winslet attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

Alicia Vikander had to prep Kate Winslet before introducing the actress to her father, as he has a bit of a fascination with the Titanic star.

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Swedish actress Alicia is currently enjoying awards season, having gained nominations for her roles in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina. With the Oscars getting closer and closer the brunette beauty is planning to take her family with her to the prestigious event. In order to avoid any awkwardness on the day, Alicia made sure to pre-warn Kate, who is nominated for her part in Steve Jobs, about her dad's fascination with her.

"I am, I got them tickets the other day. I hope so," she grinned when talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked whether who parents will embarrass her by talking to famous people. "My dad has a bit of a crush on Kate Winslet, so I kind of prepped her: 'My dad's coming, please be kind.' And she was! And he was like, 'Oh my god that's Kate.' I mean, I do have a crush on Kate Winslet (too)."

While she didn't mention where she and Kate had crossed paths, it could have been at the Oscar nominees luncheon which took place on Monday. It was on this occasion that Alicia had the chance to mingle with Kate and the rest of the best supporting actress contenders, one of whom she'd been waiting to meet for a long time.

Actress Alicia Vikander attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actress Alicia Vikander attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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"I actually finally got to meet Rooney Mara, because many of these events... I looked up to her and admire her as an actress for a long time and we've been like waving across the room," Alicia smiled. "Finally when we did this, we had the Oscar luncheon, we were put next to each other for this cast photo, so we finally got to have a little chat."

Jimmy was curious as to whether people actually have lunch at the event, with Alicia confirming that there is in fact a meal - unlike some other showbiz soirees.

"At the Golden Globes I was sitting there with a plate in front of me, but the food never came. Isn't that weird? It's actually put out there, I was like, 'Is this every year?'" she giggled.

Kate Winslet attending the London Critics' Circle Film Awards at the May Fair Hotel, Central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 17th January, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Critics. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Kate Winslet attending the London Critics' Circle Film Awards at the May Fair Hotel, Central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 17th January, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Critics. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attend the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May 24, 2015 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender attend the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May 24, 2015 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

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