Alicia Vikander on ‘The Danish Girl’ Audition: ‘I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Felt So Safe as I Felt in That Room’

TheWrap Screening Series: “I walked in and I was quite terrified,” the actress says of her meeting with director Tom Hooper and co-star Eddie Redmayne

Alicia Vikander‘s auditioning process for “The Danish Girl” was emotional and scary, but she eventually felt comfortable after initial trepidation.

“I walked in and I was quite terrified,” Vikander told TheWrap’s editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman after the film previewed as part of TheWrap’s Screening Series at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt so safe as I felt in that room and in an audition before. Eddie and Tom were already there, and they just said, ‘Lets just sit down and talk for half an hour.’ So that’s actually what we did.”

“The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper, is about Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne), the first man to successfully undergo a sex-change operation, with the support of his wife, Gerda Wegener (Vikander).

Vikander said that she auditioned with the “famous scene 56,” which is a very emotional part in which Elbe and Wegener wake up the day after Elbe had been kissing another man in the film.

“The Danish Girl” opens this Friday Nov, 27.

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