Alicia Vikander, Vanity Fair

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Finally we're getting some answers!

Alicia Vikander stuns on the cover of Vanity Fair's September issue, and inside the magazine the Oscar-winning actress opens up about the ongoing surprise she feels about having become such a success story in so little time. It's clear from the interview that Vikander is still in disbelief about everything that has happened to her career.

"I and my mum, we'd set the alarm to 2 a.m. to watch the Oscars, and it was like a window onto another universe," she tells the magazine. "And then to have her there next to me [at the Oscars] this year. We were just cursing in Swedish...It's been pretty f--king...Wow."

Vikander has starred in Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, Jason Bourne, Testament of Youth and so many more, including The Light Between Oceans, which also stars her boyfriend Michael Fassbender. There's no doubt that this is one incredibly talented couple, as Vikander has already won an Oscar (she's 27) and Fassbender has received two nominations in two years. But like any great couple, these two have leaned on each other for support and guidance when it comes to their careers.

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander

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Although these two are famously silent about their personal lives and their relationship, Vikander finally gave readers some answers about how their romance came to be. Like many actors before them, Vikander and Fassbender met on set...only these two were forced to live together for a month in the middle of nowhere. At first, Fassbender was reluctant, but Vikander didn't hesitate to say no problem, which made the 12 Years a Slave actor realize how much of an asset Vikander was.

"She doesn't take anything for granted," says Fassbender. "With a lot of these actresses coming out, there's this bravery that you don't see so much in male actors...She doesn't mind taking a character she's playing to an ugly place. Her level of commitment made me focus and make sure I was as committed."

It's well known that Vikander caught Fassbender's eye at the Toronto Film Festival a year before filming their movie, but once they had the opportunity to work together Fassbender opened up to her.

"He was very sweet at letting me in...He was like, ‘Can you please give me a note? What do you think I should do?' It was such a sweet thing to kind of let me in," Vikander recalls.

And even though these two won't dish on their romance, Fassbender does say of their chemistry on set, "These things of course sort of spill through to what you're doing."

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