Alicia Vikander: ‘SAGs are like a fairy tale’

Alicia Vikander’s Screen Actors Guild Award win is like a fairy tale story come true.

The Swedish actress landed the coveted prize by winning best supporting actress for her role in The Danish Girl at Saturday night’s (30Jan16) ceremony. She stunned in a sequin Louis Vuitton gown, but Alicia didn’t have fashion on her mind, rather the special prize she took home.

“I think I always saw it as a fairy tale,” she told America’s InStyle. “It was beyond anything I would ever dream of, really… I was always so amazed by this (SAG) award particularly. To have everyone celebrating the union, and to celebrate actors and just being invited in a room where it’s already a lot of friends and people that I work with, and colleagues. I don’t know. That is beyond I think anything else. So I will remember this.”

Since making a name for herself in films like Ex Machina and The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Alicia has become Hollywood’s hottest property. She juggles her mega successful movie career with dating Michael Fassbender, and says the best piece of advice she can offer young stars is to believe in your dreams.

“I had people who told me that anything was possible,” she smiled. “That means a lot, even though I would never have believed this. So I guess that is the advice. I’ve always had people who believed in me and always told me to just continue to try and do what I want. Then also to have people that told me that it’s okay to fail.”

Next up is the Oscars on 28 February (16), where she is once again in the running for a supporting actress gong.

– Cover Media