2015 was the year when the world fell in love with Alicia Vikander. Her performances in Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Burnt, and The Danish Girl mean that she constantly kept popping up, and excelling, in films over the last 12 months. In fact, for the latter she was even nominated for Best Supporting Actress at next month’s Oscars. Vikander is too busy working on Bourne 5 to think about that though. In fact, it actually sounds like the Swedish actress is rather in awe of the size and scale of the blockbuster’s production.

Alicia Vikander admitted that she was rather taken aback by just how many people are working on the still untitled fifth instalment to the Bourne franchise. Vikander’s explanation of why she was so impressed proves just how far she has come in such a short space of time. She told the Wrap:

I came from Sweden where it’s like 30, 40 people, and here on The Danish Girl, doing a British film, it’s 100, and then you end up on these sets, and I know on Monday or Tuesday we’re going to have 1,600 extras just in one scene.


Currently, we know very little about  Bourne 5. Well, except that Matt Damon will reprise the character of Jason Bourne for the fourth time, and will be joined by Julie Stiles, who previously popped by The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, as well as the newbies Vincent Cassell and Vikander.

Alicia Vikander revealed that while her character is “action-driven” she’s “not doing the conventional action,” before teasing that "it’s not in the way most people would think.” She went on to explain exactly where filming on Bourne 5 had taken her, admitting that most recently they’d shot in Las Vegas, while she’s also bounced around various countries in Europe, and filmed in Washington D.C.

Basically, she’s been having a glorious time galavanting across the globe while working on Bourne 5 alongside Matt Damon, who will not only be jostling for an Academy Award, this time in the Best Actor category, at the same time as Vikander, but who she also admitted is one of her all-time idols. You can check out Alicia Vikander’s entire conversation by watching the video below. You probably should, because she’s utterly charming and affable. Obviously.



Production on Bourne 5 is still on going, with the returning Paul Greengrass overseeing it, and it will finally be with us on July 29, 2016. Fingers crossed it features at least two jokes so it can follow The Martian by being nominated for Best Comedy Picture at next year’s Golden Globes.   

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