(interview in "The New York Times", February 9, 2016) During production of The Danish Girl (2015), the filmmakers were obsessed with me not looking Scandinavian and I was like, "I'm the only Scandinavian in the whole film". They paled my skin, to make me lighter. People say that I'm tanned, but that's my natural color.
(on photographs of her private moments with her friends and boyfriend) It was a shock to meet up with friends, then days later see a picture of you all, sitting outside a café, splashed across the media. You realize that someone was there, watching, while you were having a coffee with your friends. And you just feel violated.
(interview in "W Magazine", March 2015) Next year the Oscars will be interesting. If all goes well, I'm going to have three films in contention. I've had many years of working a lot without being in the public eye. And that's been good. But by this time next year, I think things are going to change. I expect to be busy. I'm ready to be a bit more known.
Both my mom and my dad have always included me in intelligent conversations about people, about characters, about how people work. My dad and my mom still read all scripts that I find interesting.
I think I'm a big romantic, so being part of those stories, that's such a big part of anyone's life in general, that's such a humane thing.
(on being a brown-eyed, brown-haired, olive-skinned Swede) I always get that question--where are your parents really from? Do you know where your dad's from? (My parents) are both from very small villages, from up north and south of Sweden. I'm (also) a quarter Finnish, but that doesn't really make me much darker.
It's almost a kick that I'm looking for. I like to push myself, find new sides of myself and see how different the characters are that I can create with my craft.
I'd love to continue to work in Europe and the US. What I'm looking for is the right film and if that's a big studio film, or a tiny film being shot in a few days in Europe, that's not what I'm thinking about - it's about the project and who I'm going to do it with.