“The Glorias” star Alicia Vikander covers the October 2020 issue of British ELLE Magazine photographed by Hans Feurer and styled by Hortense Manga.
On reading My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem to prepare for “The Glorias”: “The first thing I did when I read the book was call my mum and some of my friends’ mums to hear their memories of her back in the day. I was blown away by the journey she’s done and women like her throughout history,” she says.
Playing the role of Steinem and being able to meet her, inspired a personal epiphany for Vikander: “I grew up in a house with a mother who taught me about the word feminism from the age of five,” she says, “And I respect that, but then we’re all part of the general unconscious bias of the world we’ve been brought up in. I feel over the past few years and then seeing Gloria’s work and her history, we’re being confronted again with the knowledge that it’s been a very hard journey.
So much work and thought has been put into it, which sadly doesn’t often happen by itself. Time helps, but it’s also due to some incredible people along the way who have been daring enough when everyone else is trying to shut them down.”
Cover: Louis Vuitton Ensemble
Image: Louis Vuitton Ensemble
Hair by Odile Gilbert
Makeup by Lili Choi
[Photo Credit: Hans Feurer for British ELLE Magazine]