It’s a long ways from the sun-splashed atmosphere she was utilized to in the months she spent scaling mountains in Cape Town in her Lara Croft get-up.
Be that as it may, at the swanky Corinthia Hotel in the core of London, Alicia Vikander has swapped her freight jeans and tank top for a basic warm dark sweater and female skirt – and she’s prepared to talk to us about her spicy new role.
The role is a major change of pace for Alicia (pronounced Ah-lee-see-yah, by the way) after making a name for herself in a series of indie and arthouse films like The Danish Girl, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. But for Alicia, the new challenge was a welcomed one.
“Yes, I grew up in Sweden with a mom who was an actress in European art house films, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’ve always run to the theatres to watch big action adventures,” she tells Channel24.
About the Mother City, Alicia said: “I was a very lucky person because I got to spend five months in Cape Town shooting this film and I absolutely love it.”
She added: “And the people, above anything – we had such a huge local crew on this film, and they were so professional and so lovely, and also, it’s a wonderful way to get introduced to a new city.”
Tomb Raider opens in SA cinemas on Friday, 16 March.