“All of us are in awe of the dramatic intensity of Alicia Vikander, the young actress who plays Vera. We had been bowled over by her performance in the Danish film ‘A Royal Affair’, and were thrilled when she responded so passionately to the challenge of taking on this iconic role. She captures Vera’s joyous life force, her fierce intelligence, her determination and tenacity, her feistiness, her vulnerability, her deep emotion, her sorrow, and yet also her indomitable spirit. She IS Vera.”