‘It was so extreme and painful’: Alicia Vikander reveals she suffered a miscarriage before having her son with Michael Fassbender
- Alicia, 33, revealed in September 2021 that she had secretly welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Michael, 45, whom she married in 2017.
- The Very Private actress has now opened up about an ‘extreme’ and ‘painful’ miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her son
- ‘We have a baby now, but it took us time,’ she told The Times, previously revealing she was battling infertility
- She told Harper’s Bazaar in April that she had ‘tried to get pregnant for a while’ and experienced some ‘tough times’ during the lockdown.
Alicia Vikander has opened up about the pain of suffering an ‘extreme’ miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her first child.
The Tomb Raider actress, 33, revealed in September 2021 that she quietly welcomed a baby boy – now 17 months old – with her husband Michael Fassbender, 45, earlier that year.
But Alicia has now spoken about the ‘painful’ struggles in her journey to become a mother. many times That the couple ‘took time’ to conceive their first child together.
‘We have a baby now, but it took us time,’ she said, revealing that she had suffered a ‘painful, extreme’ miscarriage before her son became pregnant.
Tough: Alicia Vikander, 33, has opened up about the pain she experienced after a miscarriage before conceiving her first child, a baby boy, with husband Michael Fassbender
FAMILY: The Tomb Raider actress welcomed her first child with 45-year-old Michael Fassbender in 2021, but has now revealed it ‘took time’ for her to conceive
In the new Sky Atlantic TV show Irma Weep, Alicia plays a pop star who is forced to return to the stage shortly after having a miscarriage.
The actress says that addressing such painful issues on screen helps her deal with her grief.
She compared her experiences to her 2016 film The Light Between Oceans, in which she starred opposite Michael, the pair playing a childless couple who experience two miscarriages and eventually adopt a baby girl who gets lost in the sea.
Alicia said: ‘[The miscarriage] was so extreme, painful to go through and of course, it reminded me of making that movie [The Light Between Oceans], That film now has another meaning.’
The Ex Machina star said: ‘Sometimes you go through things that are hard in life and if you have an office job you can go a little farther.
‘But there are times when I or a co-worker have gone through something and, well, I can’t understand how they walked on the red carpet afterward. Meeting people asking, ‘How are you?’ Given what they were doing now? Most of the people could not come out of their house.
Michael and Alicia tied the knot in October 2017 – three years after they started dating, after meeting on the set of The Light Between Oceans.
In an interview with The Times, she revealed: ‘We have a baby now, but it took us time.’
She has refrained from discussing her and Michael’s baby publicly — or revealing their name or gender — but in a recent interview Harper’s BazaarTalking about motherhood, the Oscar-winning star said that she always puts her ‘little family’ first.
She said: ‘In my small family, with my husband and my child, we always travel together. That’s the rule. We work so that one of us can always be with the child.’
The couple, who currently live together in Lisbon, Portugal, are known to be notoriously private and have not previously spoken about whether they will have children together.
She also previously discussed her fertility battle during candid interviews, telling the magazine: ‘I tried to get pregnant for a while. So I had a tough time during the lockdown. I struggled for a while.
‘For a while I didn’t think I could be pregnant…’
She said she decided to talk about her issues to help other women going through similar experiences.
Alicia continued: ‘I stopped and thought, ‘Am I going to talk about this?’ But I think it’s universal and a lot of women go through similar things. And it’s tough.’
The couple: Michael and Alicia tied the knot in October 2017 – three years after they started dating, after meeting on the set of The Light Between Oceans (featured in the film)