If there’s one thing we all learned from Showgirls, it’s that there’s always someone younger, hungrier and meaner right behind you. Granted, that’s really the whole point of the story, but we learned so many things. Most importantly, that nipples can be orange sometimes. Why? Because. That lesson isn’t lost on even the youngest and newest Hollywood stars. The younger, hungrier thing – not the orange nipples. Like thespian du jour, Alicia Vikander.
Alicia is on the cover of this month’s Vogue UK and inside she takes a minute to talk about what drives her. Even though she’s fresh off of winning an Oscar, she knows she’s still got to hustle and bust a move if she wants to stay on top. When asked what keeps her going, she said:
“You have the fear. Maybe that’s why I keep on working. Because it will stop one day.”
Alicia is 27, so she’s right to be afraid. Pretty soon she’ll be reaching Maggie Gyllenhaal territory. She’s fine for the moment though because she’ll hopefully have someone franchise money coming in with that Lara Croft reboot. Alicia also spoke about the advice her Jason Bourne co-star, Matt Damon, gave her about winning an Oscar. She says it was the best advice she got in regards to the possible win.
“He told me what a rush it was. I think his was the best advice. He said, ‘Enjoy it.'”
I like how that also subtly says, “I knew I’d win, so I was looking for advice on life after.” Confidence is key in a town like Hollywood. Just look at Sally Kirkland. She’s still top of the tops! Not one to let us forget that she’s boning Michael Fassbender, Alicia snuck in a reminder. The two are hella private with their love, but she wanted her man by her side when she did win that Oscar.
“That wasn’t even a question. It felt like the right thing. We wanted to sit next to each other, simple as that. We wouldn’t have gone there and not sat together.”
Young, successful, Oscar winner, dating one of the top dudes in the biz. We get it Alicia, your life is a damn dream. Just please, no more dresses from the Disney World costume shack.
Here’s Alicia and Matt Damon promoting that Jason Bourne movie in Australia earlier today.
Pics: Vogue, Splash