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