'The Light Between Oceans’ Alicia Vikander Wanted To Go Into Law Before She Became FamousBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Like most people, celebrities also have normal people dreams. Some dream to become doctors or architects. But would you believe "The Danish Girl" star Alicia Vikander confesses that she had a similar dream.
Alicia Vikander's name started popping up in 2015 when she appeared in multiple films. Her popular movie so far is "The Danish Girl." She played Gerda Wegener, a painter who pushes her husband to be great and encourages him to be a woman. This movie helped her land an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. However, SCPR has it that before her acting career took off, this Swedish native was considering a career in law. She plans on building her acting career on the side.
It just so happens that a few weeks before her law classes even began, she was offered her first leading role in a movie called "Pure." It won her the Swedish Guldbagge Award. After that, it just soared higher for her.
Now, she's taking on a new role in a movie titled "The Light Between Oceans." She plays a woman struggling after a few miscarriages. Until she finds a baby on the shore. She admits that she is terrified into taking on new roles but she credits her family for being supportive.
At 15 years old, she had to leave home to study ballet. However, she claims she has a list of things she wants to pursue still. It includes riding a motorcycle for example. She laughs when recalling how her English was not very good. She wasn't able to enroll at a theater school. She credits her education to the people she worked with instead.
She did not detail if she had plans of going back to take up law again. Although her reason for enrolling at a law school was to primarily fund her drama dreams.
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