Alicia Vikander’s First Birthday Away from Home with Her Future Best Friend

Alicia Vikander's lonely first birthday away from home was made into the best one by the appearance of her future best friend carrying a cupcake with a candle in it.

Released on 10/3/2016

Credits

Starring: Alice Vikander
Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Producer: Nickolas James

Transcript

00:00
[Lynn] What was your favorite birthday?
00:04
My favorite, well,
00:07
oh, that's hard.
00:14
I've had some amazing birthdays,
00:16
but the thing is I do remember one very well
00:19
because I had, I had moved out to Stockholm.
00:24
It was my sixteenth birthday.
00:26
I had just moved away from my home.
00:28
I had moved very young because of ballet school.
00:31
I lived by myself in this tiny, tiny,
00:33
not even a flat, it was like a little room,
00:37
a cupboard somewhere, and that thing of
00:40
for the first time not having family to wake up to,
00:43
and you woke up by yourself,
00:45
and I felt quite lonely and just a bit lost
00:49
in this new city, and then I heard the door knock,
00:54
and then it was this girlfriend of mine who was,
00:56
I had only known her for about two months,
00:59
we weren't that close, now she's still
01:00
one of my best friends, and then she stood there
01:03
in the door, and she only had one cupcake
01:06
with one candle in it.
01:07
(Lynn laughing)
01:09
And that was like, that made my whole day.
01:11
It just changed from me waking up
01:13
in this cold flat by myself
01:15
realizing it would probably be
01:16
the first birthday morning by myself.
01:20
She totally changed that, so.
01:22
[Lynn] That's beautiful.