HBO ‘Irma Vep’: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alicia Vikander


HBO’s upcoming miniseries “Irma Vep” is a remake of the cult 1996 film of the same name by Olivier Assayas. The eight-episode series will show the life of American movie star Mira, who struggles as the distinctions between her and the character she plays begin to blur and coalesce.

‘Irma Vep’ premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and the miniseries will premiere on HBO on June 6, 2022. Written and directed by Olivier Assayas, Alicia Vikander stars and is also an executive producer of the show . Scroll down to learn more about the star.


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Alicia Vikander as Mira

Born in Sweden, Vikander started her career at age seven. She appeared in several musicals at the Opera, such as ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Les Misérables’, and even took part in a children’s singing show. She is also trained in ballet, however, her dancing career was put on hold in her late teens due to injuries. At one point, Vikander was admitted to law school but she never went, instead she followed her dreams of becoming an actress.

Vikander received critical acclaim for her film debut, playing the lead role of Katarina in the Swedish film “Pure” (2010). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of painter Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” (2015), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the second actress Swedish to win this award. His other films include ‘Testament of Youth’ (2014), ‘Ex Machina’ (2014), ‘Jason Bourne’ (2016), ‘Tomb Raider’ (2018) and ‘The Green Knight’ (2021). In 2016, Forbes included Vikander in its 30 under 30 list.

Alicia Vikander in “Irma Vep” (HBO)

Adria Arjona as Laurie

Born in Puerto Rico, Adria lived in Mexico City until the age of twelve. At age 12, she moved to Miami and lived there until age 18, when she moved to New York City on her own. In New York, she worked as a waitress and hostess while studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. She appeared in many films such as ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ (2018), ‘Life of the Party’ (2018), ‘Triple Frontier’ (2019), ‘6 Underground’ (2019) and ‘Morbius’ (2022 ).

Other actors include Vincent Macaigne, Jeanne Balibar, Lars Eidinger, Vincent Lacoste, Hippolyte Girardot, Alex Descas, Nora Hamzawi and Antoine Reinartz.

‘Irma Vep’ premieres on HBO Monday, June 6, 9/8c.


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