Alicia Vikander ‘tells pals’ she’s going on a holiday vacay with Michael Fassbender


It’s worth noting that in Michael Fassbender’s sparse promotion for Steve Jobs and his nonexistent advanced promotion for The Light Between Oceans, he has not said one word about Alicia Vikander. She has not appeared on or off the record in any of his profiles or interviews. Compare that with Alicia’s recent interview blitz, in which Fassbender’s name is featured with some frequency. I don’t really get it – as many have pointed out, she’s become a “name” without Fassbender, and she earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations on talent alone, you know? But in every single profile or story about Alicia, we have to be reminded: Fassy is “her boyfriend” or “her beau” or “he’s still her boyfriend, contrary to reports.” The game that Vikander played with Vogue was pretty sly, as is this little item in Page Six:

“The Danish Girl” star Alicia Vikander’s been telling pals she’s headed on a holiday vacation with boyfriend Michael Fassbender before she returns to the set of the latest “Bourne” franchise movie with Matt Damon. In a new Vogue profile, Vikander shoots down claims she and “Steve Jobs” star Fassbender fizzled — the fashion mag called the rumor “balderdash .”

Vikander was privately talking about the getaway at a “Danish Girl” reception at Kappo Masa on Madison Avenue, spies said.

[From Page Six]

So… there you go. Alicia is planning a getaway with Fassbender, who has been working on back-to-back projects for months now. Even if they are still together – big IF – I have to wonder if he’s really all that engaged in the relationship? It just seems that’s his M.O. – hook up with a costar, put in some half-hearted effort at a relationship for several months, then sort of lose interest and wait for the girlfriend to dump him.

Meanwhile, Alicia was on The Tonight Show last night. She and Will Ferrell were guests. Will’s wife is Swedish, so apparently Will is somewhat fluent in Swedish. Which meant Will and Alicia spoke Swedish together and Jimmy Fallon felt left out. This was actually cute.


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  1. tracking says:

    Well, in true sexist fashion, she’s likely persistently asked about him and their relationship status in interviews, whereas he is probably not.

    • Kate says:

      Right. I don’t really know why this is being treated like some big thing. Most of the time articles will make mention of a relationship if the other person is also a celeb. Almost always in the case of women.

      There aren’t many celebs who even have control over that. Someone at Vikander’s level could request she not be asked about him, but she can’t stop the writer mentioning him, and of course the writer is going to want to mention him.

    • Peach says:

      Exactly. Fassy was never asked about Louise Hazel or Madalina Ghenea either even though both of them were asked about him and talked about him.

    • CornyBlue says:


    • Original T.C. says:

      No doubt she said a lot during that conversation that had nothing to do with Fassy but why not make an entire article out of one sentence she said. Gees.

    • Tandy says:

      Maybe next they can ask her, “How does it feel when Mr. Fassbender never shows up to promote your projects like everyone else’s partners do, even though you constantly tell everyone off the record that you’re still A-OK and in love with each other?”

      • Mereley says:

        Exactly! She is his type (although if you look at pictures of her from five years ago and now… that perpetual year-round tan of hers is unquestionably fake), so yes, I think they were/are “together”. But I think it’s insanely casual. When they have time, out of familiarity and the fact that I do think they have fun together (not to mention that their crazy schedules compliment each other’s, so no one is left stewing at home alone), they get together, and I think it will be that way until their movie comes out – neither one will be the one to rock that boat with all the co-press they’ll have to do. As for after that, well, given how goal orientated she seems to be, I think she desperately wants to be the one who domesticates him, like it’s some sort of prize to win or something… but I don’t think that’s going to happen, because I don’t think he’s in love with her. He is private, but remember how vocal and tactile he was with Nicole? The second he finds the “one”, he may not go so far as to shout it from the rooftops, but I guarantee she’ll be on his arm at every premiere, at every awards show, and he’ll be more than happy to let the world know they’re together. The fact that Alicia was at the Steve Jobs premiere and he left her to walk the red carpet alone speaks volumes to me. Because there’s a big difference between not discussing your relationship and literally distancing yourself from the other person. It’s like he’s saying to the press, I like this person and want to help her career in anyway I can, but don’t get any ideas about this being happily ever after. But as others have said, awards season will tell us everything.

      • Carol says:

        LOL!!! Yep. I like that she never talks about him and vice versa. Its nice to see some actors not go into their private relationships in interviews.

      • Sochan says:

        I can’t believe this “fake tan” myth still persists. She is olive-skinned. She has been totally nude, from head to toe in movies, and her body is clearly natural. I don’t know why people can’t grasp that she is a dark-skinned Swede. Genetics are funny business, and Scandinavia had a lot of activity on and off their land for centuries. She is like a Swedish version of a “Black Irish” (George Clooney is a classic case of Black Irish, by way of example). The Black Irish are those of Irish stock who have picked up DNA from Irish ancestors who had Portuguese blood. It is not rare, even if not super-common. I have several family members and ancestors from my paternal side with red hair, but myself and all my siblings are blonde — except for our baby sibling who got the red hair gene. She’s the only one! Not my Grandma, my dad, my uncle, me or any of my dad’s other 5 children. Just her. Genetics are just funny.

      • Dani says:

        @sochan – She has an olive skin-tone, yes. But that just describes the underlying tone of her skin, and doesn’t really say anything about how dark a person is. You can have olive skin-tone and be somewhat light, you just will have a yellow or warm underlying tint.

        The skin color she has now is clearly a tan. If you look at earlier pictures of her, she is much lighter.

    • Marianne says:

      True. But she could always just say “No comment” or something.

  2. Tash says:

    Cute video. I want that white/gray sweater she has on.

    • Original T.C. says:


      I going to have to watch the entire interview now.

    • ell says:

      she’s very funny, another time she was on fallon (i think?) and they were celebrating some swedish holiday with an ikea kit. she comes across far lovelier in person than in print, and that’s imo because her team is pushing as the moment’s it girl, which is annoying.

    • mia says:

      She comes across far better in person,I agree.

  3. lilacflowers says:

    Be sure to turn the phone and other electronic devices OFF, Alicia! Fassy hates them.

    • Kreks says:

      IF she turns off her phone, how are we going to get awesomely timed “leaked” IG pictures of her and Fassy? So no thanks, she will not be turning off her phone. I get a feeling that she realllyyyyyy wants her name attached to Michael’s no matter her own talent

  4. that time i didn't care says:

    There is something about her that rubs me the wrong way. She’s like walking cognitive dissonance. She seems so nice and Swedish and cute, but the undercurrents of raging up-her-own-ass-ness that I get from her acting and promotional interviews disturbs me.

    • Miss V says:

      I don’t have an explanation for why I don’t care for her. I just know it’s there. Something is off, like you say. I can’t put my finger on it.

    • Carnivalbaby says:

      Ahaha! I love it. I feel the same way. Loved Ex Machina, but not moved to see her in anything else!

    • Tandy says:

      “the undercurrents of raging up-her-own-ass-ness that I get from her acting and promotional interviews disturbs me.”

      So true.

    • Sochan says:

      I agree too. She comes across badly in print. It’s hard to know. She might be genuinely so sweet in person IRL, just like Tom Hiddleston – who comes across so adorably in print — might be a raging a**hole in person IRL. These are performers, and on top of that they all get highly edited. I would lose my mind to be in their fishbowl existence of being scrutinized for every little thing. Also the excuse “but so and so says he/she is wonderful”/”all of his/her directors/costars love her/him” is bupkus too, because in this business they all brown-nose each other. It’s in their best interests to do so.

  5. Miss M says:

    Go get some, Alicia! I am living vicariously through you! lol

    • NUTBALLS says:

      That’s what I’m thinking… enjoy some downtime with your Irishman (sans phones) for all of us!

    • I Choose Me says:

      Me too.

      As for her comment. The article says this was a private conversation at a ‘Danish Girl’ reception. So she was overheard and the spy(ies) ran and told Page Six? I’m confused as to how this is on her. Unless spy is code for PR manager? And if so I too am baffled as to how and why having her name attached to his helps her at this point. She seems to be doing fine based on her talent and hustle alone.

  6. moon says:

    Are spies and pals code for…public relations? What a shame. Not only do they have to remind us she’s dating the bender, but we must also know that she’s got a Bourne movie coming up. Cover a wide media base: be in legit publications like Vogue, but also be sure to appear in gossip mags to appear popular. Is she really dating him though? She’s a PR h0 and him a PR n0. They seem to have different personalities and values. I wonder what she was like on that Derek Cianfrance shoot. He likes loose, improved shoots and she seems to like structure.

    Side note – she’s so much prettier in candid photos! Her real personality seems to have come out in this interview, kinda smug and not doe eyed. She seems to have relaxed on camera, I remember watching another interview months back and she looked petrified. She seems more comfortable here.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      She’s a good actress, nominated twice for the Golden Globes & most likely nominated for an Oscar this year. But her PR team is making it all about Fassy, & she doesn’t need it. I like her in this interview & she does seem more comfortable.

      • KCAT says:

        It seems like her pr doesn’t believe she has enough to make it without dropping his name every day. I don’t think he even realize what’s going on half the time. Even if he had a problem with it, he doesn’t want to step on Weinstein’s toes because he’s too powerful to mess with.

      • Mereley says:

        She does need him — for popularity. Fassbender star is still rising, and with 7 movies slated to come out in 2016/17, he will likely become a household name in the next couple of years, way before she’ll get that sort of traction. By being linked to him she has widened her audience (yes, his stans give her lots of hate but hey… in show business, the only bad press is no press) AND she has given the gossip rags something on her to chatter about (because let’s face it, outside of an outright promotional piece, 80% of the time she gets mentioned it has something to do with her relationship with Fassbender).

  7. Cran says:

    Glogg is the best. Just the best.

  8. Allie says:

    I want her hair and gray sweater in that last picture.

    • Kreks says:

      her “hair” is a buttload of extensions. I was thinking its so pretty too until I remembered that her actual hair is barely shoulder length

      • Sochan says:

        You can ALWAYS tell. Extensions lay flat and lifeless because they HAVE no life. Really high-quality ones can be made of human hair and dyed to match the natural hair but they are still dead human hair and have no life, bounce, or movement. They just lay there. I despise extensions but I can see where I might enjoy a good set of them if I wanted a beautiful braid or a lovely thick bun.

  9. db says:

    She’s really claiming Fassy. Interesting. Could this be love?

    • Minxx says:

      She really is. I’m sure Fassy just loves the constant name dropping 😉 I can’t wait for the awards season, it should be fun.

      • Fluff says:

        He had a problem with his girlfriend name-dropping him she wouldn’t be his girlfriend.

        Really, it’s like people think couples don’t talk or something. I’m sure he’s perfectly aware of all of this and either doesn’t care or is happy to help his girlfriend (who presumably he loves) by letting her use his name.

    • Mereley says:

      Agree. She’s working this hard, and I REALLY don’t buy the whole “I won’t talk about my relationship” shtick. If she were serious about keeping it private, it would be. Vogue simply would not make a comment like that without direct confirmation, if for no other reason than doing so would be poor reporting and could get them in far more trouble than it’d be worth — and let’s face it, Vogue is not going to risk their reputation for her.

      • Anne says:

        my guess is this is a PR relationship (hello Harvey), possibly with benefits. I think it’s driven by career ambition and a bit of fun, but nothing serious – or lasting. Feels to me that Alicia is pushing it more than Michael is. She’s also benefiting more. Smart move, I say. This article is case in point.

      • Sochan says:

        When they were out and about in the Summer they really did come across like lovers. The sexual energy and affection was there.

  10. Minxx says:

    Wasn’t she just saying in some interview that she’s heading back to Sweden to spend holidays with her family, making pickled herring and gingerbread houses? She is a busy girl this holiday season 🙂

    • Kreks says:

      Damn your own family and tranditions story when you can have a better story about spending christmas with your boyfriend, the day after an interview where Michael mentions his christmas plans.

    • ell says:

      why can’t se do both? a few days home around christmas, and away with her boyfriend around new years. it’s plenty of time. it’s exactly what i’m doing this christmas.

      • Minxx says:

        Maybe 🙂 He said something about having a week off from working, so that should be plenty of time for a family holiday and jetting off to a remote location for some R & R.

  11. CornyBlue says:

    I watched another interview of hers and she is honestly charming. Like i understand that her Oscars comments might have been a bit too much but she delivered ??t he only uncertainty now is whether she will be nominated twice and which category she will be nominated in ? Also i cannot get over that Fassy not being involved while Alicia is is mentioned in a positive way for Fassy. That makes him such an asshole.

    • Minxx says:

      Why an asshole? Maybe their relationship in reality is not what Alicia claims. When asked recently in an interview if he’s in love, his answer was “next question”. Maybe he’s just private or maybe he’s not as into her as she’d like the whole world to believe?
      btw, when asked about his holiday plans, he mentioned “family and friends”..

      • CornyBlue says:

        He can be private i understand that for all means. I do not judge him on the basis of what he says about Alicia but I was rather pointing out how the coverage of them differs. Like him being aloof and not caring about Alicia when Alicia yaps about him somehow makes him cooler?

      • KCAT says:

        Would you step on Weinstein’s toes if you’re an actor in HW? I think he’s playing it cool. He may not like all of this but can’t really say much at this point. MF never used any of his relationships in this way. He never comes off as an a-hole. Just because he’s private and doesn’t want to settle down doesn’t equal being an a-hole. So I don’t see him participating at all. I see him staying out of her way and being careful. They might still be together. Who knows. I just hope he keeps a closer eye on his surroundings. He doesn’t seem like the Holly wood type at all.

      • ell says:

        “btw, when asked about his holiday plans, he mentioned “family and friends”..”

        which is like the default answer every actor gives. if he mentioned his girlfriend everyone would be on it, and clearly he’s not willing to share.

      • mia says:

        Weinstein!! Like Cumberbatch!! lmfao CB will be soon overrun by tumblr nuts and loonies.

      • KCAT says:

        The only nut is you who refuse to see what’s in your face every day. I was ignoring this mess and telling many that I didn’t think there was anything fishy going on until I saw it with my own eyes. I actually feel stupid for denying the obvious.

      • Fluff says:

        Can’t even tell which actor that last comment referred to.

        From now on I’m just going to assume all celebrity relationships/marriages are fake conspiracy theories until proven with a copy of the wedding night sex tape (signed by a public notary, of course).

    • anon says:

      hey hey hey. First of all, she needs him for publicity, not him.
      He doesn’t like talking about his personal life, is that bad? She claims that she doesn’t like it also, but his name is ALWAYS mentioned, she’s trying to claim him so bad, it’s disgusting. He doesn’t look like an asshole, she looks clingy and annoying

      • CornyBlue says:

        See above. Alicia does not need Fassy for anything. Lets not do this again.

      • Farhi says:

        She doesn’t need him and she can do much better in that department anyway.

      • KCAT says:

        You’re so right. I don’t see how anyone can open their mouth about him when she’s the one all over the place fake name dropping every day. Every new leak says everything you need to know. It’s not him. He’s not trying to be Brandgelina. He doesn’t have to. He’s trying to challenge himself with his amazing acting. Anything else is a distraction.

      • Minxx says:

        If she doesn’t need him and she can “do better” than why the hell she constantly brings up his name in every interview or even without an interview? Page Six? Seriously.. that’s desperation.

        I agree, she doesn’t need him and I agree she would be much better off with someone equally thirsty. And yet she constantly reminds everyone who her bf is while he never talks about her. BTW, his comments for her big Vogue cover story were sparse and sent by email. He didn’t even bother taking a phone call.

      • anon says:

        LOL you guys are so sweet. If she doesn’t need him then why her and her PR team remind us that they are a couple all the time? You can see Fassbender’s name in almost EVERY article about her. She doesn’t have something more interesting to say maybe. “I don’t like talking about my personal life” my ass.

      • Farhi says:

        “If she doesn’t need him then why her and her PR team remind us that they are a couple all the time?”

        I swear, this is Sophie Hunter 2.0.
        “But why does she have to go everywhere with him? Why does he have to hold her hand all the time?”. Apparently, it is also all for PR purposes,

        Citing from the last Cumby post – “She should have stayed home and let him enjoy his night but god forbid Soohie miss an opportunity to not smile in front of pap cameras.”

      • Fluff says:

        I don’t agree. There are some celebs who shove their relationships in your face so they’re unavoidable (s’up Kardashians! Hi Leanne!), but I didn’t even know they were dating till I read it here, and I like her as an actress. I feel like the people going “OMG why won’t she stop going on about Fassbender” or “sick of Cumby’s wife famewhoring” are people who, like, have google alerts set up for them and search Twitter for their names every day.

        Besides unless they’re super famous and powerful, actresses have very little control over what’s written about them. I know fans like to think that the industry is controlled by super-powerful “PR” but it really, seriously doesn’t work that way. If a actress is dating someone famous it’s practically guaranteed every journalist will try to shoehorn it in, even if explicitly told not to.

        Hell, practically every single article/interview with David Tennant mentions “he married his onscreen daughter” and he’s famously super private, to the point where they’ve never once posted for photos in their entire relationship and he walks out of interviews if she’s mentioned.

        And honestly, who cares? She’s allowed to talk about her boyfriend if she wants to. Hell, she’s allowed to use her boyfriend for publicity as long as he doesn’t mind. Remember none of us know him. She does.

      • anon says:

        @Fluff OF COURSE she is allowed to do and say whatever the hell she wants. It just doesn’t make her look good when she is practically using another person for her benefit, no wonder she is getting so much hate. We don’t have a say in this, we just don’t like it.

    • moon says:

      Actually, I think him not shilling her in his press is considerate if they actually were a couple – wouldn’t it be nice to have some privacy? And he hasn’t benefited from being associated with her at all, her PR has thrown him under the bus a few times by intimating that he’s violent and bad tempered, that only she can calm him (if you read those articles, all references point to sources ‘close to Alicia’) and her stans despise him. I don’t see how he’s benefited in any way. On the contrary she claims to want privacy and refuses to discuss him, so maybe he’s just paying heed to her wishes to be ‘private’. I doubt that because I doubt the validity of their relationship, but wanted to point out the flaws in your argument.

      • ell says:

        “Actually, I think him not shilling her in his press is considerate if they actually were a couple – wouldn’t it be nice to have some privacy?”

        agreed, considerate both for her and for him.

        that said, i’m of the opinion she could do better.

  12. anon says:

    The PR is strong with this one.

  13. KCAT says:

    Tells pals. How did the press find out?

    • Kreks says:

      Pals is a code word for PR. So the article should have read “Alicia told her PR and then instructed them to sell the story to whatever gossip outlet will run it”

      • ell says:

        pals are literally people who talk too much. she’s getting all the nominations, she doesn’t seem to need a boost from him.

      • Fluff says:

        Pals is just as often code for “we have a deadline so we’re making stuff up” or “read it online” or “a cater waiter fancied making some cash” or “a bitter actress who lost a role” or a million other things.

        Don’t get me wrong, it very often IS PR. It may well be in this case; I haven’t followed either of them enough to be able to have an opinion. But I’ve been around the industry long enough to be deeply sceptical of anything the press publish.

  14. Elle says:

    Yep, I think all the mentions have to do more with awards campaign than anything else. That being said, if they are together I hope her heart doesn’t get broken. She seems sweet and like she’d def be the one to get her heart broken between the two of them..

    • KCAT says:

      Elle/ell, did your check clear? “she’d def be the one to get her heart broken between the two of them..” “i’m of the opinion she could do better.” You’re funny. Trying to set up the narrative for later?

      • ell says:

        lmfao, i’m seriously laughing at this. are you saying Elle and I are the same person and i’m paid by her pr? i wish!

        i have been regularly commenting on CB for quite a while, and i only have one handle, thank you very much. it’s funny because i usually don’t buy into the fact some people actually believe conspiracy pr theories and tend to think it can’t be that bad, but then I “meet” people like you and the mind boggles. if you knew how wrong you are, you’d be laughing, too.

      • KCAT says:

        mmm k . If you read up a few comments you would know that I didn’t believe this mess at first. I was all about letting him live. I just love his acting. Now this actress is in our faces every day for this stupid Oscar race. You play blind all you want. I’m not a conspiracy anything. That would be you trying to slander a man that doesn’t seem to bother anyone. I do see his name dragged every other day just to defend this thirsty actress. That’s why I started commenting on CB again. It’s pathetic.

      • Elle says:

        Just speculation to Kaiser pointing out Fassbender’s tendency to hook up with costars then lose interest, and her many mentions of him (not so much on his part). Not because I’ve stereotyped them as “she can do better” and “he’s a womanizer”. I realize it’s possible for it to go another way, and that perhaps these observations are not accurate! And pr reference? Too funny.

      • ell says:

        i’m neither a big fan of fassbender nor of vikander. i think they’re both good actors, neither are my favourites. i find the way she’s pushed as an it girl annoying (as i’ve said before) but i think she comes across much better in person than in print. that’s all.

        and i didn’t “slander” anyone. you either don’t know what slander means and in that case google it because you’re using it inappropriately, or you’re trying to get a raise out of me by using it. i didn’t slander or dragged anyone, i expressed the opinion she could do better because imo, she could. i also used to comment around here that jlaw could do better than man goop. bfd.

      • Fluff says:

        Fwiw “slander” refers exclusively to the spoken word. “Libel” refers to the written word. I get the impression people think slander and libel mean different things, like libel is worse than slander. They mean the exact same thing, the only difference is what medium the defamatory statement was made in.

        Sorry I’m a geek and a pedant.

    • KCAT says:

      We don’t know if he’s upfront with his girlfriends/hookups about not wanting to settle down but he did say as much in several interviews. That is not a crime. He waited for years to get to this point in his acting career. He has every right to focus on his first love, acting. That’s actually more responsible to state your current goals. If women still want him and he was upfront, that’s on them. Everyone is an adult. That’s not being a douche. If he cheats, yes that’s messed up. That still has nothing to do with his acting and declaring him a douche. I had no opinion about her at first. Her own thirst pulled me into this mess. I think the way her team is using him isn’t right. Every artist should be able to stand on their own. I’m not say ignore your partner outright but the daily hits are too obvious.

      • Elle says:

        I do agree that there has been an overload of name dropping on her teams part and if that has been her ulterior motive.. That is not cool. Although, isn’t it possible she is getting pushed/being given bad advice? She is still really fresh to the business, right?
        I actually really like him! I sort of view him as a heartbreaker because he seems so lovely that women could fall hard for him. Certainly not because he’s a douche! He seems to have a very genuine personality too.

  15. Lambda says:

    Am I flaking here, because I don’t remember her talking about the boyfriend at all? Or the suggestion is that she cleverly orchestrates any mentions by others, journalists or tabloids? Yeah, I don’t buy it. Call me naive, but I don’t think every person functions as a Kardashian, or that every casual reader of gossip clapping at a keyboard is a Hollywood connoisseur. Actually, I see more of a pattern of bashing some internet boyfriend’s SO. It has some of the following ingredients: PR! camps! she’s milking it! she’s smug! Harvey! more Harvey! she’s not all that! not real, no warmth etc.
    If this turns into a Sophie Hunter witch hunt 2.0 I’m outta here. Too gross. As for Alicia, I think she’s adorable and a good actress, though she hasn’t blown my mind yet. In a contrarian spirit though I hope she gets all the nominations and that she taps that Bender ass.

  16. spidey says:

    Does Fassy know he’s going on holiday?

  17. Joni says:

    She’s cute as hell.

  18. Andrea says:

    Something smells fishy about this—no “girlfriend” official or otherwise had this much chatter about Fassbender. And if you recall, Nicole and he broke up after a holiday to boot!

  19. Moon says:

    The only similarities I see between this and cumberbatch/Sophie is that HW is using relationships as a major pr strategy push for the oscars and getting an actor’s name on the papers. The difference is Sophie and cumby seem genuinely in love, fassbender and Alicia look phony.

    As for whether Alicia needs him, the answer sadly is yes. Danish girl is a small speciality film i guarantee you few have watched, uncle majorly flopped and ex machina did decent. Testament was another tiny release. The wider public wouldn’t have any clue who she was without the pr blitz. Fassbender isn’t that famous but he is magneto after all.

    • Anne says:

      Yep. It’s an effective way to generate interest & it’ll happen again and again.

    • Farhi says:

      She is doing Bourne with Matt Damon now and her next project is with McAvoy. She will be a household name next year.
      And working opposite an Oscar winner Redmayne is also not a small feat.

      • Minxx says:

        I doubt it. The part in Bourne seems very small (remember Franka Potente in Bourne? What happened to her?) and the McAvoy project may end up being without McAvoy. There are no guarantees in this business and she seems to have very little personality or charisma to become a household name. But that’s just my opinion. I’m sure she’ll do anything to become a star.

      • moon says:

        Franka Potente is a wonderful actress! I guess she wasn’t into Hollywood, or maybe she’s retired. She doesn’t seem to have done any movies in Germany recently either.

        Farhi, I don’t think AV will become a household name…that would be Daisy Ridley. AV will have a great career in arty films and oscar baity ones, she’s got a great look for those. I don’t think she’ll hit the mainstream though. She doesn’t have the winsome personality to front a blockbuster…

    • juls says:

      The Imitation Game was a TWC movie. Weinstein has nothing to gain from this pairing. It’s ridiculous. And I just fail to see why Harvey would adopt as “his girl” someone who is going against actresses in Weinstein movies. Surely he prefers Rooney Mara wins for a Weinstein movie than Alicia Vikander for a competitor’s film. But I know,people don’t care about logic. 🙂

      • moon says:

        Harvey has a couple of projects involving Alicia and Macbeth is a TWC movie.

      • juls says:

        She’s for 3 minutes in Burnt. No one knows when Tulip Fever will come out and if he will push it for the next Oscar race. I doubt it. Macbeth has come out with zero promotion. My arguments remain valid.

      • moon says:

        It’s not just about this year’s oscar, the publicity helps him to market tulip fever when it gets released if she’s a bigger star and he can label ‘academy nominated/winner AV’ on his movie. Macbeth might have zero promotion but Michael can’t afford to piss HW off.

      • juls says:

        Michael? Michael can’t afford to piss HW off? Now I understand. 🙂

    • Minxx says:

      I don’t think this is comparable to Sophie Hunter situation – after all, she and Cumberbatch are married and have a child together. So even if someone doesn’t like her or them together or doubts their love, one cannot deny they have a real relationship. I for once think they’re well matched.

      • Fluff says:

        You’d think, but the Cumberbatch stans literally think it’s a fake marriage (as in, not legal), that she faked her pregnancy, that he’s carrying around a plastic doll, and that she forced and blackmailed him into it. A lot of screeching on Tumblr about how they’ve “definitely definitely never had sex.”

      • SusanneToo says:

        It’s exactly like the SH situation. AV has taken the imaginary bf of some posters, therefore, in their minds, she is an untalented user worthy of their scorn.

  20. Sochan says:

    I used to not like this woman … well, I still don’t like her … but I’m officially feeling sorry for her constantly being accused of flaunting or bragging about her boyfriend. She hasn’t ever actually done any flaunting or bragging but yet she’s constantly accused of it because of hearsay. Doesn’t seem fair.

  21. Dangles says:

    At this point we should be referring to him as “The Fassbender”

  22. Emily says:

    I like this site but I don’t understand the fascination with Fassbender or, for that matter, Cumberbatch. Good actors, interesting projects but not remotely sexy. We need more Oscar Issac!

    • Sarah says:

      The fascination is that the overweight, middle-aged moms who frequent sites like this are Anglophiles who like pasty dudes with accents.

      • Moon says:

        Pretty disingenuous to suggest that people who dislike AV are desperate fat housewives. People who like her read this website too, what does that make them? The reason posters who dislike her mention Michael is because every post about her also mentions him. I for one am in my twenties and work in theater production so I am opinionated about actors. Is it a crime to dislike this overrated smug girl? Do we all have to be desperate fassbender lovers? No. We just dislike her because she’s not likeable.

  23. Pondering thoughts says:

    Oh come on. Their relationship status is questioned so often that Alicia simply wants to put an end to these rumours. Why not??? !!!!
    I think everybody does that. If you go somewhere with your partner then you make clear that this is your partner so that other parties keep a certain distance.

  24. A.Key says:

    To all the people saying she comes across better IRL.

    Yeah, no.

    That forced accent and attitude remind me of the try hard “it girls” from college who just had to be liked by everyone and always be in the center of attention, while simultaneously emphasizing how “smart” and “down” and “chill” they are.

    Ugh, my god.

    • Minxx says:

      LOL. She’s very pretty in this video and very, very phoney. I picture her in her boho dress, running through this field of flowers in slow mo… holding HW’s hand. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

    • anon says:

      what about the new video with Jimmy Fallon? She’s making me cringe SO hard, it’s unbelievable. I really can’t stand her. I don’t hate her, it’s just impossible for me to watch her, I’ve tried many times though

    • moon says:

      I actually think she’s less phoney here than when she tries to look doe eyed and appear sweet. I think she’s kinda smug and up herself here….also, for people who dismiss the Harvey claims: Harvey has movies with Alicia lined up, and he would stand to benefit if she wins or gets nominated even if he wasn’t responsible for TDG. It would increase publicity for her later releases plus he would be able to market those as Starring Academy Winner/Nominated blah blah. It seems like Harvey picks a new girl and project every now and then and she’s his latest.

  25. moon says:

    It’s disingenuous of people to compare Sophie and Alicia…Sophie was being used to provide PR for Cumberbatch. She has no use for the spotlight, she’s not a hollywood star…Alicia on the other hand has been blitzing the media in hers and HW’s attempt to make her a star. Also please stop dismissing all commenters who dislike Alicia as Fassbender maniacs. I for one am not. I admire MF as an actor, I think he’s a really talented actor. But I’m not a crazy loon who thinks he’s my boyfriend. I dislike Alicia because I think she has a phoney, try hard personality and her acting isnt’ all that much. So these non stop accolades and her taking away the spotlight from other more deserving actresses bothers me. To me, she and her ilk represent the worst parts of a profession I admire. Harvey may be the mastermind but in my opinion, she is a willing participant. None of us have made crazy claims about Alicia the way cumby loons talked about Sophie, we are pointing out that we dislike her personality and the discrepancies in her ‘relationship’.

  26. FF says:

    I still don’t get why people care so much about this. I get why CB keeps posting on it (100+ comments, wow, seriously) but why all the comments?

    Anywhoo, they push stars all the time, I’m just grateful these ones can actually act, and I find them and their performances bearable.

    They also always seem to mention female celebs’ male celeb SIs but fail to do the opposite. It doesn’t have to be PR, just the same thirst for conflict/disclosure as exhibited here.

    And just a question: even if her tan was fake – yes, I can see it’s obviously her natural skintone – so what? Person who puts this tired mention in every damned post with her name on it: get to the point and say what you’re inferring, or put a sock in it. She’s already said her early European films required/requested that she remain pale. Come up with a new angle or say something else. Though, at least that’s not as tired of the hair extensions one, when practically every actress wears some kind of hair endowment nowadays.

    Honestly, she’s just having a moment, it won’t last forever, and she probably won’t want it to. It’ll be over after the Oscars. Her and Fassy being serious can’t really be that worrisome, can it?

  27. lobbit says:

    I CANNOT believe how hard CB is banging this drum right now. It’s kind of gross but…get those clicks and comments, I guess.