In the News: Alicia Vikander reminisces about her 8-year-old self with Jimmy FallonMarch 16, 2018
Earlier this week, Alicia Vikander appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to talk about the reboot of “Tomb Raider” just ahead of its release today. During the segment, Fallon also shared a video of an 8-year-old Vikander performing (and winning) in a Swedish lip-sync battle on the Swedish show Småstjärnorna. In the 1997 clip, the young Vikander said she hoped to be an actress or singer when she grew up.
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Meet the encouraging Swedish model with extraordinarily long legs
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