"I was very happy to finally get the chance to travel around Kerry for the first time. It’s really nice and I feel quite at home in Ireland.”
We're going to see a lot of Alicia Vikander in the next couple of weeks as her Tomb Raider movie opens on the 16th. She’s been on the promo trail, most recently in Berlin for the film fest there with her Irish/German husband Michael Fassbender.
Alicia, a native of Sweden, spoke to The Irish Sun about her love of Ireland – Michael was raised in Co. Kerry – and how she hopes to see more of the Emerald Isle in the future.
“It’s only because I haven’t had time off that I hadn’t been there. I’ve heard so much about Killarney that I was so pleased to finally go,” she said of her visit there in 2016 when Michael received an award for being an outstanding citizen of Kerry.
“My dad has been there four times in his life and it’s actually one of his favorite places. I’ve grown up hearing about this beautiful place and I finally got the chance to go there last year. The coastline and the mountains are just stunning.
“So I was very happy to finally get the chance to travel around Kerry for the first time. It’s really nice and I feel quite at home in Ireland.”
Vikander also revealed that her sister has children with an Irishman, “and also a Swedish man and it’s very interesting,” she added.
“Swedish and Irish people are quite humble and down to earth but each of them also like good food, drink and dancing, so it makes it very easy.”
Alicia hasn’t been quizzed about the abuse allegations that surfaced against Michael last month from an old girlfriend. But she’ll have much more press to do in the coming days so it wouldn’t be surprising if it came up.
Here's a trailer to Vikander's latest movie, Tomb Raider: