She turned her broken heart into art. Alicia VikanderShe spoke out about playing a character who has miscarriages after undergoing her own pregnancy loss.
“We have a child now, but it took us time,” the actress told London’s The TimesInterview published on Sunday, July 24th. Irmavep.
Vikander (33), plays a pop singer who has a miscarriage. After the miscarriage, Vikander is instructed to perform on stage. She also played a role in a character who had two miscarriages. The Light Between OceansThe movie in which she met her husband. Michael Fassbender2014
The Tomb Raider star, who welcomed her first child with Fassbender, 45, in 2021, said that playing out these scenarios can “totally” help actors cope with such trauma. “[The miscarriage]It was so painful and extreme that it made me remember making that film. [The Light Between Oceans],” she said. “That film has another meaning now.”
Like herIrmavepVikander stated that celebrities are often told that the show must continue, even when they are having a hard time in their personal lives.
“Sometimes you go through things that are tough in life and if you have an office job you can step away for a bit,” she explained. “But there are times that myself or colleagues have been through something and, well, I can’t understand how they went on to the red carpet afterwards. To be met by people asking, ‘How are you doing?’ Given what they had just been through? Most people would not be able to step out of their house.”
The Sweden native was able not to have such circumstances during her own loss of pregnancy. She had previously disclosed that she was plagued by miscarriages during the first stages of the coronavirus epidemic.
“I tried to get pregnant for a while,” she told Harper’s Bazaar UKApril. “So I had tough times during lockdown. I struggled for a while.”
The Ex Machina star didn’t realize she wanted children until she was 30, and a miscarriage only made her more sure of her desire to be a mother. “For a while I didn’t think that I could get pregnant,” she explained.
Fassbender, Vikander and their baby are known for being very private. They chose not to reveal the child’s name. Their baby news was confirmed in September 2021. TimesInterview from Sunday notes that her 17-month-old son was born in February 2021. The Oscar winner hopes that being open about her infertility struggles will help others.
“I kind of stopped and thought, ‘Am I going to talk about this?’ But I think it’s universal and so many women go through similar things. And it’s tough,” she told the magazine at the time.
Vikander and Fassbender have made a deal to work together now that they have a baby girl. Her first job was for. IrmavepWhen her baby boy was three months old. “[I was] excited, but it was intense,” she told The Times. “Sometimes they came to the set just so he could see my face.”