Alicia Vikander did 5 films in a row without speaking to another woman on-camera


Here are some shots from Alicia Vikander’s DuJour Magazine cover profile. She’s gotten to the point where she’s blanketing the media, which is interesting because one month ago, she had barely any new interviews out. I get that the interviews were on hold until The Danish Girl’s release, but next time her publicist might want to try to spread them out a little more so that five major interviews aren’t released in a three-day span. Anyway, this DuJour cover story is a breezy read, except it’s haunted by the physical specter of Harvey Weinstein, who bookends the brief interview. At the beginning, Harvey is trying to get his son to say hello to Alicia (the child refuses). At the end, the journalist and Vikander are told that their bill has been paid by Harvey. Dun dun dun!! You can read the full Du Jour piece here.

What else? She talks about ballet again, because that’s her go-to subject these days. She loves to cook chili (???), she “hoards” home-design magazines (ditto), she loves playing board games and she carries a deck of cards in her purse. And just in case you didn’t get the message from her Vogue interview, Michael Fassbender is once again given the title of “her beau,” without Alicia having to say one word about him on the record. A much better read is Alicia’s Guardian interview, where (praise be!) there are no references to “her beau” or “boyfriend” or “lover.” She actually goes on the record about feminism and more. Some highlights:

She’s still so “stunned” about the awards season: “Up until 18 months ago, I thought the term ‘awards season’ was a kind of joke. I had never really reflected that a certain kind of serious film came out later in the year. I just thought fall seemed like a good time to go to the movies. It’s colder, after all.”

Working with women/the Bechdel test: “Of course I’ve had a run of great opportunities and characters to play, but I was shooting this scene with Holliday Grainger that just felt like something new. It just came so easily, and we were having so much fun. And only when we were chatting afterwards did I suddenly realise why: I’d just made five films in a row, and this was the first one where I had a scene with another woman… I just felt so embarrassed that I hadn’t realised that earlier. Women talking together – apparently it is a reality! Who knew? And while we talk about the lack of female leads in films today, male domination is just as strong in supporting roles.”

Her feminism is “essential”: “Where I grew up, it’s a word of equality for men and women, not something to question.”

She tires of the “strong woman” label: “I don’t think so much about whether I’m playing a strong person or not – it’s not that the character needs to be loud or straightforward. It can be a fragile, flawed person, but if they have enough dimension, and depth that you understand them even at their weakest, that’s a strong character to me. Then you have something to play, and play with. It’s about not being ‘the girl’.”

[From The Guardian]

As I said in the Vogue post, I can’t exactly put my finger on what I find “off” about Vikander. Part of it might be that from what I’ve seen of her performances, she doesn’t really live up to her hype. Part of it might be what the Guardian journalist refers to as Alicia being a “savvy operator.” She does come across as very tightly wound, very controlled, very savvy. Not bad qualities necessarily, but it does come across as… affected?


Photos courtesy of DuJour.

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  1. tracking says:

    I haven’t been following her closely, but she seems intelligent and talented. I thought she was terrific in Ex Machina and I look forward to seeing more of her work. I think it’s more that the whole packaged starlet “it girl” thing is annoying.

    • Tash says:

      I agree. I don’t follow her like others may but she comes across well in this interview. I also saw her in few films and she is a decent actress.

    • Kitten says:

      Yes. It’s less about her and more about the annoying PR explosion that comes along with a new actress who’s doing a handful of very interesting films.

    • ell says:

      “I think it’s more that the whole packaged starlet “it girl” thing is annoying.”

      exactly. it’s annoying and repetitive, too. but she’s fine, seems lovely and a good actor.

    • Embee says:

      Agree. She seems very normal and not try-hard to me. But also intelligent. And I think she’s absolutely lovely. I can’t think of anyone else like her. She’s unique in her normalcy!

      • Carol says:

        +1 I am fan of hers. At least until, I get so sick of seeing her on TV and magazines that I just want to puke, But that hasn’t happened yet.

    • Maria A. says:

      I think you nailed it on the IT GIRL connotation. Every couple of years some fresh new face comes along and gets all of the prime roles and all of the publicity. For a little while it was Portman. Lawrence was the most recent IT Girl, who is still riding high, as much due to her age as her talent, but we’ll see how well she does once she’s well into her 30′s. (Especially since directors have Lawrence already playing older women!)

  2. Sixer says:

    Well, I like her. So there.

    “Where I grew up, it’s a word of equality for men and women, not something to question.”

    Indeedydoody. And this also made me laugh because I’m watching the third series of The Bridge (Saga forever! Bring back Martin! Keep Henrik too! Tears over Hans!) and the Danish characters keep mocking the Swedish characters for being overly politically correct, while the Swedish characters respond a la Alicia.

    • SBS says:

      The third season was SO GOOD!

    • Sixer says:

      We get the last two episodes this Saturday, and I’m gagging for them! I love everything about this show, but mostly Saga. Saga rocks. And amusing to me to see that slight bone of contention between Swedes and Danes over political correctness. Particularly in the light of the criticisms people like Vikander and Skarsgard get on here. We all see things from our own little prisms, don’t we?

    • lilacflowers says:

      I like her too. I thought she did a really nice job in The Danish Girl. Was good in Ex Machina and I enjoyed her in Man from U.N.C.L.E.

      And I somehow remember her character speaking to Amber Heard’s character in The Danish Girl so either I’m remembering incorrectly or she is although they were talking about Redmayne’s character so, yes, Bechtel test flunk.

      • Sixer says:

        Still not seen The Danish Girl. I must rectify this. I find her direct, bright and ambitious. I envy ambitious people since I was born quite without this particular trait. Perhaps not so much envy? I dunno. Admire? Find them interesting? Something like that.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I’ve enjoyed all of her films I’ve seen and I like her interviews. I don’t get the hate.

        I’d give my left nut (if I had one) to look like her too. She’s got a lot of natural beauty.

  3. Kitten says:

    That black and white photo is AWFUL! I don’t find her drop-dead gorgeous but come on, she’s far prettier than THAT.

  4. Lizzie McGuire says:

    She’s been having a good year & this photoshoot is better than the Vogue one. I hated the choppy baby bangs (damn you Wintour!) As for the Harvey thing, no no no.

  5. Miss V says:

    Wow, this Oscar campaigning is strong with this one!

  6. Catherine says:

    I loved her as Kitty in Anna Karenina – her face is amazing in film. She played her so gorgeously and with sweet vulnerability. I’m a fan.

  7. Nev says:

    Love the studio pic. She’s about to be interviewed on the Today Show right now! Wanna see what she’s about.

    • SusanneToo says:

      I just watched her on Today. She was perfectly lovely, very low key and not all in your face. I like her very much, have seen five or six of her movies and will see DG as soon as it opens here.

    • manta says:

      The Kitty/Levin interaction was my favorite part of this wreck of a movie. The fact that she was paired once again with Gleeson (plus Oscar Isac) made me watch Ex Machina.
      And since I randomly check some movies, I’ve watched a little australian crime movie which stars Ewan Mc Gregor (Son of the gun?). I realize I’m in the minority but I don’t find her blank on screen.
      Oops, respond to the wrong comment. Should have been posted for #6

    • Original T.C. says:

      I love the second picture of her in the colorful coat with the black leg warmers. Very strong athletic thighs instead of the usual skinny starved looking starlet legs.

      I also completely understand why she is asked questions about ballet. If an NFL player or gymnastics person switched to acting, they would be asked about their sport and the training required as well as emotional pressures.

      Ballet is both an art and a sport requiring you to devote your entire life to it. It was a large part of Alicia’s life until acting but she also talks about her family and her current interests. Yes that might be boring to others but I find it and her fascinating.

  8. Sharon says:

    I like her. I find her STUNNING and very natural looking, and I like her pared-down style. They ARE pushing her hard in the media right now, but I still enjoy stories on her.

  9. ell says:

    she comes across quite well in this interview. actually, she comes across well as a person in general, the trouble is that many of the things she talks about in interviews are very boring and uninteresting (like how scared she is of fame… ok?), i’d much rather hear of her experiences as a young working actress and what sort of female roles are offered. i think being pushed that much can make her appear too constructed, whenever she’s actually intelligent and a good actor.

  10. ShiOllie says:

    Personally, I much prefer a female celebrity be ‘a saavy operator’ or calculated than faking the wide-eyed ingenue. THAT is affectation. I wish it were more socially acceptable for young women to be publicly driven and ambitious and not have to hide it behind a facade of ‘Oh golly gosh? Little ole me? Who would have thought!’

    • Farhi says:

      That is what I said on yesterday’s post. It is only women who are told to hide their ambition and be more humble, not men. And Alicia’s posts are full of that.
      That is not the world where the men and women are equal.

      • Fanny says:

        Last year’s It Boy Eddie Redmayne may have been teased for campaigning so hard for the Oscar, but accusations of being scheming and a savvy operator seem almost always to be reserved for women.

        Alicia wants her career to grow, and she’s got an Oscar nomination within reach that she is campaigning for. This is no different than any other actor. Why is this being portrayed as somehow nefarious in her case?

    • Peach says:

      AMEN! I find the “who? me?” act much more fake and irritating and you know it’s only because a team of publicists are telling them to be humble! act down to earth! I find actresses like Alicia refreshing tbh.

      • ShiOllie says:

        Jennifer Lawrence used to do ‘who, me?’ all the time and it drove me crazy, though thankfully she’s learning to own her ambition. Same with Taylor Swift – super-star fame doesn’t just ‘happen’. People have to work really hard for it, and plan for it, and want it really, really badly.

        And not to bash some actresses who do this – Daisy Ridley I believe 100% when she says ‘who, me?’ because she was plucked out of nowhere to front the biggest franchise in movie history. But so was John Boyega, and for some reason we aren’t calling him ungrateful or stuck-up when he owns his good fortune with confidence and self-assurance. There’s a way to be grateful for one’s opportunities while not diminishing oneself in the process – and it seems we aren’t teaching young women how to do that, and we aren’t expecting young women to do that, and in the case of Alicia, it seems we are actively punishing her for doing that. That’s bullshit.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      That’s one of the reasons why I root for her. You go, girl! Be ambitious!

    • danielle says:

      I agree!!

    • Moon says:

      To be fair, she is savvy and calculated precisely because she is affecting a wide eyed ingenue ‘who me’ air.

  11. Renee28 says:

    That photo is horrendous. She looks sick. So many of her photoshoots are bad. How would she not know about awards season? She went to the golden globes and Oscars with A Royal Affair. She’s had a taste of it before.

    • vauvert says:

      Not only that but she was saying at the beginning of the year that she would be visible during the awards season this year.
      This is what makes me dislike her – the faux modesty coupled with the “but I am strong and ambitious”. You are either one or the other, and frankly I never buy the faux modesty from anyone, it is so insincere and full of BS. Look, you are a performer, you want good roles and recognition for what you do. Great – why not, after all we all want respect and praise for our work, particularly if we work hard at it and put a lot of effort into our careers. But please spare us the whole “oh, fame, wow.. never thought”. “Didn’t expect the nominations, what a surprise”. really?? When interviews and covers are booked far in advance, and when you are already talking about this months in advance.
      I dont comment on her acting skills but I find her beauty completely over rated and she needs a better PR firm. It is not the over exposure that is the problem – all awards contenders do that – it’s the way she is handling it.

      • juls says:

        I believe that she was suprised by her double nods. When the HFPA rejected her category placement for The Danish Girl I thought she was going to miss the GG nomination. Ex Machina is a critics’ pick and A24 is putting everything into Room. It was surprising indeed.

      • Betti says:

        Yes – she sends out mixed signals. She goes between the coy starlet and driven/ambitious actress who hustles hard for her opportunities.

        The girl clearly wants it and is owning it – thou she should tone it down a bit if she wants to appeal to the masses come campaign time.

        I still haven’t seen her in anything yet and I really want to see Ex-Machina, have heard so many good things about it and it has my 2 new pretend internet bf’s in it (Domnhal Gleeson and Oscar Isaac). I think I might have to sign up to Now TV for that free 14 day trial.

      • Renee28 says:

        Yes, she changes her personality and talking points to suit her needs. She’s insincere and calculating just like most of the actors she’s just doing it in a different manner. I don’t think there’s anything new and refreshing about her.

      • moon says:

        Yeah I find that awards comment weird given her earlier statements this year. And Vauvert, I think it’s an equal blame between PR and her personality.

      • Original T.C. says:

        I could be entirely wrong but I think she said she expected her FILMS to make it to awards shows and for her to be present representing them but I don’t think she said that SHE would be there as a contender.

        So I think the best actress/supporting actress nominations are what surprised her. Awards season in America is a whole other fish than similar in Europe is what I’m getting. Many other foreign actors have said the same thing. It’s like the whole world stops for Hollywood people during the awards season. We could be invaded and they would be the last to know, crazy!

  12. Farhi says:

    I am excited to have a new actress who seems interesting and intelligent and is a bit different from the standard Hollywood Barbie issue.
    And now she is also the CB “it girl” thanks to 100+ comments under her posts.

    • jbap says:

      I’m not sure the Hollywood Barbie stereotype holds good anymore. Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan – all super-talented and smart in different ways. Alicia is a major talent as well, although I get the impression she’s less of a personality than the others. Pity as she says they never get to act with other: as a group, they seem much more gifted than their male counterparts.

      • Farhi says:

        Did you not notice the gradual progression of JLaw towards the Barbie? Larson and Ronan are pretty new, but both are tall and blond, right? Though all of these ladies are very talented in my view, they all look kind of the same.
        Emma Stone has only her red hair to set her apart, and at least that is something. But in some movies she is also blond.

      • jbap says:

        Sorry, I thought you meant Barbie as in air-headed, not Barbie as being tall and blond!

      • moon says:

        Larson isn’t that pretty, she’s mentioned in interviews how she was often turned down from roles because she wasn’t pretty enough. And she’s brunette, not blonde. In both her critically acclaimed movies Short Term 12 and Room, she performed without makeup. I don’t get the barbie reference for her…

    • moon says:

      Most of her 100 comments are from the same small handful of people – those who are ardent fans and those like myself who dislike her…..

  13. Hana says:

    I like her a lot. She’s stated before in an interview you covered that English is not her first language and that makes it hard for her to be free or natural or whatever vague thing it is that bugs you about her. In interviews I’ve seen she comes across as sweet, polite, and thoughtful but each to their own.

    • perplexed says:

      That’s how I view her too. Is she considered cold because she doesn’t admit to farting and burping like J-Law does? (who I have no real issues with either — I just think she’s a another personality type).

  14. Suitable says:

    In five films she never acted opposite another woman: Isn’t that telling? And gross. Even more telling is that by 32, she is likely to be washed up in Hollywood since the boys there only like women who are barely adults.

    • fiona says:

      32 is a young, upcoming man with years ahead of him to enjoy his prime. 32 for a woman in hollywood and you’re on your way out in a couple of years…if you’re LUCKY. I hate hollywood. I hate it so much.

      If the men in hollywood had it their way they would only hire 15-21 year olds if they could get away with it, let’s be honest. So they settle for 17-26.

      • Farhi says:

        I still shudder every time I remember “Magic in the Moonlight”, I like both Firth and Stone, and watched the movie for them. But that 30 years age difference was completely gross. Especially since Stone like Vilkander looks younger than her years.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      To not have 1 scene with another female in 5 films is HORRIFYING. That says so much about how women are used as plot devices in the stories of men.

      Honestly, I can’t believe how far I had to scroll down to see that being discussed in the comments, instead of her looks, etc. It is a really tragic statistic and I don’t know if people understand the ramifications.

  15. SBS says:

    I am going to get crap for this, but I just really don’t like the language barrier excuse. To me (but obviously not to everyone) it comes off as something used to explain why some reporters found her cold before. Maybe it’s more of a control issue thing, than a language thing. I definitely have to search for the correct word sometimes but I don’t think that affects my personality, I just use the wrong word from time to time. But I guess that’s just me.

    • SugarQuill says:

      There have been studies showing that people who speak multiple languages change their ‘personality’ depending on the language they speak. A reason for it is the fact that one is rarely symmetrically multilingual with respect to ability and proficiency, so that, along with many other factors (environment, culture, audience), influences how one speaks and comes across in different languages.

      • Mean Hannah says:

        Sugarquill, I’ve definitely been told that and I agree. My attitude, tone, pitch, and even volume of my speaking voice are different. I’m far more careful when I’m using English, but also more brash, if that makes sense.

      • SugarQuill says:

        I know exactly what you mean. I sound a lot more formal and occasionally pretentious (or, you know, highfalutin, if I really wanted to drive the point home) when speaking/writing in English. Years of writing essays, term papers and the like will do that to you. :D

    • Mean Hannah says:

      I’m not sure how well she speaks English, but as English is my second language, I can understand how it could affect how one comes across to other people. In my case, I thought I was fluent in 6 months (I was young – 12 yrs old) and indeed, by the time I started a new school in another state (CA to NY) after 2 years in the country, everyone assumed that I’d been born and raised here. Except I came across as a cold b*tch, and people often misunderstood my intentions. Years later, reading my old school papers and rewatching movies I watched as a teenager, did it occur to me that I wasn’t as fluent as I thought. There was no nuance to my understanding of the language at all – in writing and speaking – and everything was superficial (like thinking obsequious was respectful, missing the ingratiating or servile part).

    • Farhi says:

      Yes, it is a valid excuse.. And I am pretty tired of people on CB telling me that cultural differences can be overcome. To some degree yes, but not completely. You are who you are, they way you conduct yourself and the way you speak are set by time you are a young adult, it is very hard to change it afterwards.

      For example, for Russians it is a completely OK thing to say ” it is not enough to simply kill you” when someone does something bad . Everybody knows the person saying it is just angry and doesn’t really mean it. And they say it to children too. I’d like to see a reaction to that in Britain. On the second thought, no, not really.

      And there are differences the other way, from more feminist and free cultures to more conservative cultures. Stellan Skarsgard talked about them ( the color pink and dropping pants). Cultural differences and the language barrier are real. By saying they are just an excuse you are saying that all those people struggling with them every day simply imagined them.

      I think that the people who think they completely overcame the language barrier and cultural differences are simply not aware enough to know that they haven’t because the other people normally would be polite and would not point out small missteps.

      • manta says:

        I think it’s valid too. I’ve heard Charlotte Gainsbourg talk about it too, how her tone, demeanour were different whether she spoke/acted in English or French.
        She said it wasn’t intentional but happened spontaneously and made people perceive her differently. She stated a fact and didn’t use it to excuse anything.

        I sensed the same thing with Vikander.

      • moon says:

        I get your point, but I disagree that this is the case with Vikander. Noomi, Rebecca Ferguson are both swedes – I’ve never heard the same excuse used for them. In fact, I’ve never heard them described as cold or arrogant. I’d love to read/watch some of Alicia’s earlier Swedish interviews (in translation) to see what her real personality is like in her mother tongue. Maybe it’ll debunk her excuse, maybe it’ll prove it, who knows…

      • Farhi says:

        ” Noomi, Rebecca Ferguson are both swedes – I’ve never heard the same excuse used for them”

        It doesn’t mean it is not an issue for them. It only means they weren’t asked about it or didn’t talk about it.
        People who dislike Vilkander want to dismiss this issue as an excuse but it is very real . I know what my experience was and people can’t tell me what I experienced was not real.

      • Moon says:

        Not saying this doesnt happen, but I don’t think this is the case here. I think we have to call a spade, a spade because she meant what she said.

    • KCAT says:

      That excuse is BS. Swedes are taught English. They speak it VERY well. Noomi never used that excuse. Please.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        How many languages do you speak? How many did you learn at school?
        I learnt English from the age of 7 until 18. My English is OK but I’m not – and never will be – on the same level as native speakers. I have mostly worked for international companies where the working language was English. And I’ve noticed that I’m more careful and restrained when speaking English as opposed to my mother tongue. So I totally believe her.

      • platypus says:

        I agree, Elisa. I mainly speak English at work, and I’m so glad I work in an environment where it’s acceptable to somewhat throw correctness out the window for the sake of being able to have a more natural conversation. Even though I’m technically close to fluent, with top grades and all of that, it’s straining to maintain a high level of fluency in everyday conversations, and of course that comes at the cost of something.

  16. bros says:

    maybe it’s just her swedish aloofness/conservative approach to speaking. it could be cultural. I think sometimes we forget the cultural environment that shapes many actors. they’re not all american.

  17. Renee says:

    I find it interesting that her threads have new posters that post in any other threads and several who post repeatedly. Very Interesting. Her PR is too much.

    • Jen says:

      Spot on. I frequent a bunch of celebrity gossip sites and I thought I smelled something funny about the articles on her. Ditto the promotion for Ex Machina, it’s stealthy but EVERYWHERE. Intensely dislike it when PR tries to shove something into your face. This actor is blander than oatmeal, period.

    • naddie says:

      I’m not the PR of anyone and I like her.

      • Farhi says:

        On Cumberbatch’s threads, on Pattinson’s threads, on Vilkander’s threads on Jolie’s threads (who else did I forget?) . PR is everywhere. Some people live for conspiracy theories.

      • Jen says:

        Sure everyone has their fans and non-fans. Just happen to be in the latter camp, watery and doe eyed does not make one a good actor. Not a conspiracy, just sick of Harvey plugging her in every ad and website.

      • juls says:

        Don’t worry,Harvey is plugging his movies and the actors of his own movies,not Alicia Vikander.

  18. Andrea says:

    I feel like she is creating too much of her own hype. I saw her in A Royal Affair. She was good but it didn’t blow me away. I plan to see the Danish Girl on maybe she will wow me then, but so far, I find her a bit plain and her acting a bit meh.

    • moon says:

      She wasn’t bad as Kitty in Anna Karenina, very expressive. My problem with is was that her interpretation wasn’t very complex and all she did was cry and cry. The character was one note. But she has an expressive face.

      • Andrea says:

        I couldn’t stand that movie and turned it off part of the way through. I prefer the old 1940′s version.

      • Dani says:

        This is all she does in The Danish Girl and A Royal Affair too, cry and cry. I agree, she is very one note.

        And she only recently learned what Awards Season is? Sooo… immediately upon learning of Awards Season, she felt confident enough to humblebrag that she expects to be in contention? And yes, she is most definitely talking about herself and not just the films, per the actual quote:

        She would not, however, be attending the Oscars this year, she said matter-of-factly. “But next year, the Oscars will be interesting. If all goes well, I’m going to have three films in contention. I’ve had many years of working a lot without being in the public eye. And that’s been good. But by this time next year, I think things are going to change.” She smiled. “I expect to be busy. I’m ready to be a bit more known.”

  19. ninal says:

    Meh, I like her and her Swedish ambition.

    And I wish I could sit on a stool and my thighs looked like that. Damon myself for quitting ballet at 8!

  20. Minxx says:

    I see that Alicia’s posse descended on CB early today :) . All I can say is this: if a deck of cards and boardgames are her favorite pastimes, I feel sorry for her “beau” already. And someone must really dislike her at DuJour – not only that they exposed very nicely the Harvey angle but also gave her this horrendous cover.

  21. Tig says:

    Where does “Testament of Youth” fall? She had several speaking scenes with women in that. Could she be referring to movies that haven’t been released? I have liked her in the movies I have seen her in, and will definitely see The Danish Girl at some point. And I love Holliday G- she is a gorgeous girl, and great comedic timing.

  22. perplexed says:

    She sounds articulate, rather than affected, to me. I don’t really get why people have issues with her (though they’re free to have them — I just personally don’t mind how she speaks or conducts herself). I don’t know if she comes across as more articulate because I’m only reading snippets of what she said, but she sounds clear and succinct to me most of the time.

  23. Gail says:

    Why Harvey Weinstein was present during her interview for DuJour and even paid her bill? it makes no sense.

  24. anon says:

    Jeez, another thread for Alicia? I see no reason for that, she’s not interesting at all

  25. Boo says:

    Is it possible she doesn’t sit comfortably with some because she isn’t the typical actor creative type? She’s creative and talented but she trained rigorously in ballet. This woman comes from a highly disciplined background, something very unique and not at all normal for actors. Not the kind of discipline she has lived.

    I find her articulate, interesting, and sound. What she says about strong women or strong characters is brand new view of women in different roles in life. I so appreciated what she said; I learned from it, a new perspective.

    To me this young woman is a breath of fresh air without the trauma, upset or drama of others. If media is splashing her all over, maybe it’s because she deserves to be listened to because, unlike most new actors, she has substantive things to say but delivered in a non-judgmental way.

  26. IndieChick says:

    Hmmm… whenever I see her…”You’re so vain” keeps popping up in my head.

    • KCAT says:

      I know. Ambition is fine. To be vain and arrogant isn’t something I care for at all…especially when MANY actresses bust their a– without a sponsor. This is clean up time on turpo lol. She’s not that great of an actress. Rooney is great in Carol. We shall see.

  27. moon says:

    I guess…that disproves all her stans who insisted that Harvey had nothing to do with Alicia. Oops, I guess not! He was present at the interview and paid the bill? Dun dun dun indeed….

    I wonder how much of the feminist stuff she’s saying, she actually believes in. It all sounds very perfunctory and ‘must say’.

    And likewise I don’t think she’s a bad actress but boy does she not live up to the hype. It’s interesting how people claim she’s ‘intelligent and elegant’ because she’s European. Her interview comments about feminism and the trans movement sound rote, prepared and not particularly deep. It doesn’t sound like it’s coming from a real, personal belief…

    I actually like her photos here though, for once. She looks more lively than usual! She’s pretty but she doesn’t photograph well for some reason. I thought her LV photos were stiff and uncomfortable. She reminds me of a certain Jessa Duggar…oh the smirk…

  28. tacos and tv says:

    She just does not do it for me at all. I can’t put it together. She is like vanilla ice cream for me… she’s like a cream wallpaper. She’s like the color beige.

  29. KCAT says:

    Oscar, Oscar, Oscar….zzzzzzz

  30. Eru says:

    Same here. There is just something “off” about her. And I cant tell what. She seems like a good person. And I liked Ex Machina. But I dont like her. Hollywood just throws her in our faces too much. And she is very distant,

  31. Elenor says:

    Great article! I love that you picked her quote about women talking to each other in films for the title.

  32. Jenny says:

    I’m Swedish and should like this girl out of patriotism but I just don’t. Really don’t like her, don’t know why but to me she always comes across as smug and arrogant. Only thing I like about her is that she doesn’t disown feminism like so many other Hollywood actresses cowardly have done lately.

  33. alice says:

    Harvey is hitting that.