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Oscar-Winning Alicia Vikander Shares Her 'Uncomfortable' Experience Filming Sex Scenes

Oscar-Winning Alicia Vikander Shares Her 'Uncomfortable' Experience Filming Sex Scenes

"I've been in situations that were not fine"

Alicia Vikander has opened up about her ‘uncomfortable’ experience filming a sex scene. 

The Oscar-winning star is to appear on the front cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s May issue, where she discusses her acting career and how she doesn’t enjoy filming the more intimate moments. 

While she explained how she loves ‘the communal feeling independent films give you’, when it comes to sex scenes, she said: “It’s the worst thing ever to do those scenes. I am very comfortable with my body and I’ve done quite a bit of nudity and sex scenes, but it’s never easy."

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.

The Tomb Raider star added: "I've been in situations that were not fine, where I didn't feel I was protected,” before going on to describe one incident in particular that sticks out in her mind: “Everyone was busy doing their own thing, and in the middle, you have an actor who sits there naked for a couple of hours. And someone is supposed to arrive with a robe, and they don't."

She continued: "It comes afterwards – [the knowledge that] that was not right. I should have been looked after."

Alicia, who won an Oscar in 2016 for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl, also spoke about the perception of Hollywood and how it’s not as glamorous as people might think. 


While she gets ‘excited about dressing up’ on the red carpet, she explained: "People come and see us at a premiere dressed up and walking these carpets, and that’s fun, of course. But that’s the illusion of what the industry is.”

In reality, she said: "It's four months where a bunch of strangers work 15-hour days, six days a week, and don't sleep."

The 33-year-old star lives in Lisbon, Portugal, with fellow actor and husband Michael Fassbender, 45, and the pair welcomed their first child last year. 

"In my little family, with my husband and my child, we travel together, always,” she told the outlet. “That’s the rule. We do jobs so one of us can always be with the baby."

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.

Alicia added: "I didn’t think I even wanted children, actually, until I was 30," but when she struggled to get pregnant and sadly had a miscarraige, she said it made her realise how much she wanted to be a mum. 

Now she’s had her baby, she said it’s changed her life in ‘every way’, adding: “It’s life. It’s so profound."

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Topics: Film and TV