They were the most desired, commented on, and photographed couple of 2016, the year they met on the set of The Light Between Oceans. In 2017 they got married. Despite the fact that before they met, she won an Oscar and he was nominated for a statuette, both of them, who share a son born in 2021, have had unequal luck in their careers. The general public was able to see him for the last time in 2019, in Alien: Covenant, the film adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed and in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, where he played his usual character in the saga, Magnet. But, just in time for a 2020 pandemic and lockdown, she disappeared as she became Gloria Steinem in the hit biopic The Glorias. Later would come the global phenomenon that was her leading role in the series Irma Vep, directed by Olivier Asayas for HBO. Instead, his absence in recent years has been so notorious that when the couple could be seen walking through Ibiza with their offspring two years ago, the walk became news.
Finally it emerged that the actor had stopped his dedication to the cinema because of the Alien fiasco, but because he wanted to pursue another of his true dreams: running in the 24 hours of Le Mans. To achieve his goal, he allegedly enlisted the help of actor Patrick Dempsey, who himself had already raced at Le Mans and made a few calls to ease his way. Last summer, just as Vikander was still basking in the aftermath of Irma Vep’s success, he was finally racing a Proton team at his dream track in a Prosche 911 RSR. He did not leave the opportunity, in any case, to turn this fact into a web series, which he broadcast through You Tube.
The couple’s return to the red carpet is due to the premiere at the Cannes Film Festival of Firebrand, the film in which Vikander becomes Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII. She defending Louis Vuitton, a firm for which she is an ambassador, she appeared in a short white dress inspired by the sixties.
He also has film projects for this 2023. Together with Arnold Schwarzenegger he will star in Kung Fury: The Movie and with Tilda Swinton he will participate in The Killer, a film based on the graphic novel by Alexis Nolent and that deals with the acquisition of conscience of a contract killer . Finally, he is also in Next Goal Wins alongside Elisabeth Moss and Will Arnett and under the direction of the successful Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit). All these premieres guarantee that it will not be the last time we see them together as a couple posing for the press.
Next year, in addition, we will see them as co-stars: both have key roles in the film Hope, by acclaimed Korean director Na Hong-Jin.
They both wanted to be involved in the project after being impressed by the director’s previous work. It will be the second time they appear together in a movie, since the one in which they met.