Monday 23 July 2018

Alicia Vikander only had one night with her Oscar: 'My friend's daughter has him in her bedroom'

 

Alicia Vikander holds her Oscar for best supporting actress in her role
Alicia Vikander holds her Oscar for best supporting actress in her role "The Danish Girl" as she arrives to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ
Alicia Vikander during filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios
Alicia Vikander on The Graham Norton Show (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Actor Alicia Vikander attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Alicia Vikander, winner of the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for 'The Danish Girl'.
Alicia Vikander holding her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "The Danish Girl" arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Alicia Vikander accepts the Best Supporting Actress award for 'The Danish Girl' onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Alicia Vikander poses with the award for best actress in a supporting role for The Danish Girl in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Alicia Vikander accepts the Best Supporting Actress award for 'The Danish Girl' onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ action adventure Tomb Raider. Photo by Graham Bortholomew.
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander
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Alicia Vikander revealed she only had "one night" with her Oscar statuette which she won in 2016 for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl.

While Kate Winslet famously said she keeps hers in her bathroom, Vikander's decision not to proudly host it in her home was a much more practical one.

The Swedish actress (29), who wed Irish actor Michael Fassbender last year, carried it everywhere with her at the ceremony two years ago, but decided against travelling with it because it was "too heavy".

"I decided he was too heavy to bring home in my hand luggage so my friend’s daughter has him in her bedroom,” she said on the Graham Norton Show.

Alicia Vikander during filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios
Alicia Vikander during filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios

"I get updates with photos on what he’s up to. I’ve been on the move for some time but I am going to get him soon and bring him home."

Vikander was promoting her new role as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, replacing Angelina Jolie in the franchise; a task which required gruelling workout sessions and a limited diet in order to bulk up for the action flick.

"My breasts are not as pointy as the first Lara, but I had a clear vision of how I wanted to play her," she laughed.

"I was a huge fan as a kid and whilst I was too scared to play the games when I was 10, I learned all her moves."

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ action adventure Tomb Raider.
Photo by Graham Bortholomew.
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ action adventure Tomb Raider. Photo by Graham Bortholomew.

Asked about the training she did for the part, she says: “It took about four months to get in shape and I had never lifted a thing with my arms before – I did ballet – and the trainer told me I was really underdeveloped.

"I thought the muscles would stay forever, but after three weeks of no training I lost it all."

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