Alicia Vikander planned on law school before acting took off
The native of Sweden appeared in six films in 2015 and one of them, "The Danish Girl," has landed her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress.
By all accounts, 2015 was the year that Alicia Vikander cemented her position as a leading big-screen actress. She appeared in seven films, including "The Danish Girl," which has landed her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress.
Not too long ago, the 27-year-old actress from Sweden was considering a career in law, partially as a means to fund her drama pursuits. But a few weeks before her law school classes were to begin, she was offered her first leading role in "Pure." That movie won her the Swedish Guldbagge Award and launched her career.
Now she's received multiple award nominations for the "The Danish Girl," including from the Screen Actors Guild. Vikander plays Gerda Wegener, a painter who both struggles with and encourages her husband's transformation into a woman.
Alicia Vikander met with The Frame's John Horn to talk about her career, the fear she confronts going into new roles, and how she manages her schedule by booking motorcycle lessons.