"Awards Chatter" Podcast (LIVE) - Alicia Vikander ("Firebrand" and "Irma Vep")

“Awards Chatter” Podcast (LIVE) – Alicia Vikander (“Firebrand” and “Irma Vep”)

Alicia Vikander — who, at just 34, is already an Oscar, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner, three-time BAFTA Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe nominee, and has been described as “Sweden’s biggest export since IKEA” — is the guest in this episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘S Press Chat podcast, which was recorded in front of an audience at the Campari Lounge inside the Palais at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Swede, who is best known — and won her own Oscar — for 2015 The Danish girl, was at the festival with a project for the third consecutive year. In 2021 she participated on behalf of the film Blue bayou, screened in the Un Certain Regard section. In 2022 she returned with the HBO limited series Irma Vep, which screened as part of the Cannes Premiere section, and for which he is now up for an Emmy. This time, for the first time, she was there with a film in competition, Karim AinouzEnglish-language directorial debut by Burning emberin which he plays Catherine Parrthe sixth and last wife of King Henry VIIIplayed by Judah Law. (DAY‘S David Rooney enthused in his review,”Burning ember provides a great leading role for an actress to bite, which Alicia Vikander does with gusto… It’s her best work since (2015) Ex car.”)

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In the course of our conversation, Vikander, who was previously a guest of Press Chat in 2016, reflecting on raising the daughter of a top actress (her mother, Maria Fahl Vikander, deceased last year); decide to switch from dance to acting; break out of the Swedish film industry and embark on an international career thanks to the 2010s Pure; her 2015 ups and downs of hers that changed her life; working with Michael Fasbenderwho would become her husband in 2017, in 2016 The light between the oceans; and the challenges and rewards of playing Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, the one who, as the famous rhyme goes, “survived”.