It was the director Alex Garland’s taught sci-fi thriller Ex Machina which turnedAlicia Vikander’scareer around, and in the ensuing years she received an Oscar nod for her work in The Danish Girl and starred in the underrated drama The Light Between Oceans.
Tomb Raider is yet another big challenge for Vikander, since she not only takes on the shoes filled by original franchise star Angela Jolie, but she also has the responsibility of doing justice to adventurer Lara Croft. Millions of gamers and cinephiles are waiting to see if Vikander has the right stuff to pull off the role. One of the many great news is the film is directed by Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker who received heaps of praise for his excellent and refreshingly character 2015 disaster feature The Wave.
Click on the media bar to hear Vikander talk about the joys of playing the “bad ass” being known as Lara Croft:
Co-starring Walton Goggins, Tomb Raider opens nationwide March 16.
Opening in New York and Los Angeles November 27, The Danish Girlis based on a novel by David Ebershoff which is in turn inspired by the true story Lili Elbe’s (Eddie Redmayne) life as a transgender woman. Alicia Vikander co-stars as Lili’s wife Gerde Wegener
Redmayne, who won a Best Actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, reunites with his Les Misérables director Tom Hooper for the film.
“I went to an all boys school and played many women as a kid,” said Redmayne. “My first professional job was playing Viola opposite Mark Rylance in Twelfth Nightso it wasn’t that new. But everything about acting is liberating – getting to play other people and getting to try different things.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Redmayne talk about how he approached his role for The Danish Girl: