Alex Garland, réalisateur d'Ex Machina, évoque la formation de ballerine d'Alicia Vikander (au Ballet royal suédois), décisive pour le rôle :
‘One thing that Alicia brought over and above her straight acting ability – and she is a phenomenal actress – is her training as a ballerina, That role involves quite a complicated physical performance where you are playing a machine, but you don’t want to telegraph that you are a machine. You don’t want it to be any stronger than a sense of otherness. That’s something that a dancer who has trained in a particular way is suited to provide. It is such subtle things in terms of posture or the way you walk across a room. Of course we know acting is not just about control of face and intonation of speech, it is physical, but there is something about her training as a dancer that informs what she does and helps to elevate it.’
‘She has got that dancer’s stoicism. She’s pretty tough, Alicia, and it is not an affectation. Somewhere in her she is hard as nails.’
Ex Machina - plans du film, making-of du film, et affiches. Avec Alicia Vikander dans le rôle d'Ava.
Mises à jour :
Oscar de la Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour Alicia Vikander (pour The Danish Girl). Oscar des Meilleurs effets visuels pour Ex Machina.
"Ex Machina" obtient les prix du Meilleur film, du Meilleur réalisateur, du Meilleur scénario, et du Meilleur technicien, lors de la 18e cérémonie des British Independent Film Awards
"Ex Machina" dans le top 10 Best Movies du Time, notamment pour le jeu d'Alicia Vikander :
"Of the dazzling Alicia Vikander, as the artificial-intelligence being Ava in Alex Garland’s brainy, agile sci-fi nightmare/reverie Ex Machina, my friend and colleague Richard Corliss wrote, “Trained as a dancer, Vikander lends Ava a grace and precision of movement that could be human or mechanical, earthly or ethereal.” And then, in his quietly spectacular way, Richard nailed the essence of her character in a single pirouette of a phrase: “a spectral eminence yearning to be a woman.” That is how you capture the everyday beauty of movies, a pleasure both ephemeral and everlasting."
- Alicia Vikander dans les 12 meilleurs acteurs de l'année selon The Hollywood Reporter, pour son rôle dans Ex Machina :
"it's the Swedish actress' work in Ex Machina that resounds. She’s riveting as Ava, an android femme fatale as physical as HAL 9000 was disembodied. Mechanical or sentient? Innocent or calculating? Each infinitesimal shift in posture and vocal inflection keeps us guessing." (THR film critics' 12 favorite performances of the year)