She was more or less raised in the theater, and at age seven she landed a role in a professional production of for a living. Girls piled up on a mattress in the locker room in between classes to sleep.And because of that I think they were open to us in a way most adults aren’t.”Meanwhile, she got serious about ballet, moving to Stockholm by herself at age fifteen to train at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. “In ballet school we all had very good grades,” she recalls, “but not because you needed to be smart to dance.
And yet the script had been floating around Hollywood for more than a decade before Hooper seized it.
“It’s a mixed feeling when everything you’ve ever wanted in making films is coming true, and yet you feel scared because it’s happening all at once.
Suddenly you’re in rooms with people you’ve looked up to for years, the Judi Denches.
I suppose I was expecting a suited chauffeur with a joyless expression to match my own, his starlet cargo waiting behind tinted windows.
But when I opened the gate, there was Alicia Vikander in black leggings and cross-trainers, her familiar face, with its deeply golden complexion and wide-set brown eyes, looking stricken.