Alicia Vikander at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony.
Alicia Vikander perhaps an Oscar-winning actress, but she is definitely not an Olympic athlete.
In a new interview with USAToday.com the Swedish actress said that she got into the Olympic spirit and cheered on the Swedish curling team at the winter games 2018.
“When we were doing well, I was like, I have to learn about curling. I knew nothing about. And when I was watching the finale. One year, I had my alarm clock to watch the final game at 2.m,” said Vikander USAToday.com.
After discovering her new found love for the sport, she confessed that the curling was “addictive to watch.”
At the end of the Pyeongchang games, Sweden took home the silver medal, after the United States took home gold. And even though Vikander was inspired to try the sport, she admitted that she was not incredibly skilled on the ice.
“I was like Bambi on the ice, I fell over a lot,” she said. “And I always ended up smashing [the curling rock] against the wall. It is so delicate, the amount of force needed.”
But one skill the “Danish Girl” actress can brag about her new martial arts technique she recently mastered to reprise the role of Laura Croft in the movie series “Tomb Raider.”
“It took about four months to get in shape and I had never lifted a thing with my arms before I did ballet and the trainer told me that I was really underdeveloped,” Vikander explained on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, Feb. 16. “I thought the muscles would always remain, but after three weeks of no training, I’m lost.”
The reboot of the series that Angelina Jolie made famous in the early 2000s hits theaters on March 16.