Alicia Vikander has opened up about the pain she felt after having a miscarriage.
The 33-year-old actress has a son with husband Michael Fassbender who was born in 2021, but Alicia has now shared her pain over her struggle to become a mother – admitting it’s been a long journey for the couple.
She told The Times: “We have a child now, but it took us a while.”
Alicia stars in Sky Atlantic’s new TV show ‘Irma Vep’ playing a pop star who is forced back on stage shortly after suffering a miscarriage – and the actress says addressing such painful issues onscreen helps her deal with her own grief.
She also compared her experiences to her 2016 film “The Light Between Oceans” in which she starred alongside Michael playing a childless couple who adopt a baby girl who is lost at sea.
Alicia added: “(The miscarriage) was so extreme, painful to go through and of course it reminded me of making that movie. [The Light Between Oceans]. This movie has another meaning now.”
The ‘Ex Machina’ star added, “Sometimes you go through tough times in life and if you have a desk job you can drift off a bit. But there are times when myself or co-workers went through something and, well, I can’t figure out how they went down the red carpet afterwards, only to be greeted by people asking, “How are you?” they had just lived? Most people wouldn’t be able to leave their homes.”
She previously opened up about her fertility battle in a candid interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, telling the magazine, “I tried to get pregnant for a while. So I had a hard time during lockdown. I struggled for one moment.
“For a while, I didn’t think I could get pregnant…”
She added that she decided to speak out about her issues to help other women going through similar experiences.
Alicia continued, “I kind of stopped and thought, ‘Am I going to talk about this? But I think it’s universal and so many women go through similar things. And it’s difficult.”