Alicia Vikander frustrated that Tulip Fever in the Netherlands is included
Oscarwinnares Alicia Vikander (28) had fun as the filming for the movie Tulip Fever in the Netherlands had taken place. Nevertheless, it felt as though she was there, she says in conversation with NU.nl.
The hollywood film, which is set in the Holland of the 17th century, appears today in the Dutch cinemas.
Tulip Fever is set in the Amsterdam of the Golden age. Vikander plays the lead role, Sophia, who has a forbidden love affair with Jan (Dane de Haan) during the so-called Tulpenmanie, a period in which there is extremely much demand for this flower.
“Unfortunately, it is often the case that the shooting of a film does not take place where the story takes place, so also with this film,” says Vikander, who last year won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl. The filming of Tulip Fever were largely in England.
The Swedish actress has a thing or two about the Netherlands learned. “I got a good look at the culture. Justin Chadwick, the director, let you really feel how it is like to be there at that time to life. On the film set was so much attention to the details paid. They can reverse engineer, so the environment there is real Dutch looked and felt.”
Many requisiten on the set were in addition really. “Even the pig heads and eels on the market.”
The 28-year-old has spent the past few years a lot of different roles with ease. As she is soon to be seen as the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, but she was also known as the robot in Ex Machina and she played alongside Matt Damon in the action movie Jason Bourne.
Yet vormdeTulip Fever, whose recordings in 2014 started a new challenge: “It was the first time that I have a female leading role in the English language. What I also do like to Sophia, is that they are moral, questionable choices. It was up to me to ensure that the viewer is her understanding and on her side.”