With Alicia Vikander's star rising, it means the Swedish actress has been attending a lot more glitzy Hollywood soirees.

However, she finds something quite peculiar about .

"People don't eat!" Vikander told me while promoting The Danish Girl (in theaters Nov. 27).

She said, "There's a lot of food everywhere and I'm like, 'Where are the plates?' It's always like that. It's not like that in Sweden where I come from. You sit down and have a meal and celebrate properly."

She usually heads to a restaurant after red carpet events in Hollywood. "I go to those things and I just realize this is just the place where you get really really hungry," she said, laughing.

Alicia Vikander, Venice Film Festival

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Vikander also happens to love to cook. "I like to make things a lot of people can eat because it's social and I'm working so much that if I get the chance, it's stews or moussaka or chili,"
she said.

She also just discovered Whole Foods when she visited a friend in New York City who happens to live in a building housing the organic grocery.

"I was so jealous," Vikander said. "I was like, 'I could cook tonight.' I went down and I got lost. I was there for two and a half hours. Just being in the supermarket finding all these things I've never seen before, I really liked that."

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