Vogue has spoken!
If you don't know who Alicia Vikander is yet, you better read her IMDB page right quick, because she's the new January issue cover girl!
Related: Alicia Covers Elle!
And you know the Fashion Bible doesn't hand out covers willy-nilly, unless you're Gwyneth Paltrow of course.
With her daringly short 'do and sunny smile, the 27-year-old easily conquers the glossy's front page!
Get to know the rising star better with some HIGHlights from the accompanying interview:
On newfound fame:
"To be quite honest, it's nerve-racking, the way these films sort of piled up. It's a mixed feeling when everything you've ever wanted in making films is coming true, and yet you feel scared because it's happening all at once. Suddenly you're in rooms with people you've looked up to for years, the Judi Denches. You wonder if you're good, if you have what it takes. You carry an anxiety around with you—I've met many actors now who will say this—and the lonely feeling that this could be your one chance."
On The Danish Girl:
"This was not a film of the ‘now' when we started making it, and it's frankly amazing to think of the cultural change that has taken place since we started. But I think it's important to remember that the issues Lili encountered 100 years ago are still issues. You read the statistics about how trans people are physically and psychologically abused, how they are discriminated against at work. This is a civil rights movement."
On being told not to tan:
"Two years of films where I had to be white as a ghost. But I'm a real Swede! In fact, I'm a quarter Finnish. Here I go, exploding stereotypes."
And check out the full spread in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Vogue.]
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