You’d better get used to looking at Alicia Vikander, as chances are, her career is going to explode in 2015. Starring in around eight films set to be released this year (three of which are out this month) she’s been very busy – and to kickstart it all comes one of her finest roles to date, playing Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth, based on an astonishing true story.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented actress to discuss the project – and the pressure that comes with depicting a real person, whose daughter was a helpful source of research for the actress. We also spoke about upcoming projects, and most notably The Light Between Oceans, where she stars alongside Michael Fassbender.

Testament of Youth is released on January 16th and you can read our review here.