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Alicia Vikander's career fear

Alicia Vikander's career fear

Alicia Vikander feels "scared" her career dreams are coming true.

The 27-year-old actress admits she is feeling "nervous" about the future following high-profile roles in 'Testament of Youth' and 'Ex Machina'' and the impending release of 'The Danish Girl'.

Discussing 2015 being her break-out year, she said: "To be quite honest, it's nerve-racking, the way these films sort of piled up.

"It's a mixed feeling when everything you've ever wanted in making films is coming true, and yet you feel scared because it's happening all at once.

"Suddenly you're in rooms with people you've looked up to for years, the Judi Denches.

"You wonder if you're good, if you have what it takes.

"You carry an anxiety around with you -- I've met many actors now who will say this -- and the lonely feeling that this could be your one chance."

Alicia always looks for the "humanity" in her characters and always tries to embrace their "flaws and doubts" to show a rounded person.

She told the January issue of America's Vogue magazine: "Your job as an actor is to try to understand your character's humanity. When she does things that people might judge harshly, you have to summon a real sympathy for her. When she is purely good and you fear that you'll become disconnected from her, you search for doubts, flaws. In the end, you succeed when you show both sides."