"The Danish Girl": Alicia Vikander Talks Sexism

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The Danish Girl has enjoyed critical and audience acclaim as one of the best films of the year.

So far, The Danish Girl has even earned nominations from the Screen Actors Guild for this year's SAG awards.

The Danish Girl holds nominations in two major categories: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for Eddie Redmayne, and Outstanding Performance by a female actor for Alicia Vikander.

Of course, The Danish Girl is only one of the films that have helped make a name for new Hollywood girl-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander.

Besides The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander has recently starred in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Ex Machina and Testament of Youth, all of which are great films.

Alicia Vikander recently sat down with The Huffington Post to talk about what it has been like for her to navigate the ins and outs of Hollywood life.

She said, "I've had a very exciting year with so many new experiences, so many firsts. It's been nerve racking. Just a whirlwind, that's left me very thrilled."

Of course, along with being able to do amazing films like The Danish Girl, there sometimes comes a certain expectation of the women in showbusiness. Luckily for Vikander, that seems to be changing.

She said of those expectations, "It's hard. When I was a young teenager and bought magazines, I'd look at those photos and think that was the only reality. I'm still new to publicity, but I'm lucky because I am past 20 and have had a chance to mature."

She added, "When I step out on the carpet, it's after three hours of somebody doing my make up and hair and even I can be surprised at how good and professional they are. I mean right now I am in my sneakers and my woolen knitted sweater and a pair of track pants and they never put that on the cover and I sometimes wish they would, but they never do."

Don't we all wish they would?

What do you think of The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander and her comments on reality vs. Hollywood expectations?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.