Swedish actress Alicia Vikander made a lot of big headlines earlier in the year, when it was announced that she had been chosen to take on the role of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie, but that project is still quite a way away and Alicia has plenty of new projects lined up before then. The stunning star can be seen in the new movie The Light Between Oceans, which sees her having to use a rather unique Australian accent, something which she admits to finding quite difficult.
Vikander explained, "I was terrified each day trying to do any accent on this film. We started with discussing if we should do an RP (Received Pronunciation) accent knowing that a lot of the Australia sounds came after the Second World War but when we met our dialect coach she said I think there’s a way of morphing in the beginning of what is now considered as Australian sounds."
She added, "We tried to find that own voice in the same way that (this is set in) a fictional town in Australia... There was a lot of frustration going on. It brings you back into character immediately. So when you find that voice, when I learned Isabel’s voice, there's an excitement in that, you can fast track into her really."
While Alicia Vikander plays the female lead in the movie, The Light Between Oceans also sees Michael Fassbender taking on the male lead, with Derek Cianfrance directing the movie from the script that he developed from the M.L. Stedman novel. The Light Between Oceans is already out in the US and will open in the UK on November 1.