Alicia Vikander says she "struggled" in lockdown as she "tried to get pregnant for a while" 7 months ago

Alicia Vikander says she "struggled" in lockdown as she "tried to get pregnant for a while"

**Content warning: article contains references to pregnancy loss.

The Swedish star suffered a miscarriage prior to welcoming her now one-year-old son.

Alicia Vikander has given a rare insight into her experience of motherhood after she and husband Michael Fassbender secretly welcomed their first child last year.

The actress has stayed quiet about her family expanding until she was spotted with a baby in August last year, confirming the following month the couple had become parents without sharing the baby's name or sex.

In a new interview with Harpers Bazaar, the Tomb Raider star revealed her one-year-old son changed everything after a difficult period in lockdown.

"I tried to get pregnant for a while," she shared. "So I had tough times during lockdown. I struggled for a while."

The actress admitted she was hesitant to discuss it in the interview, but ultimately opened up as she believes her experience to be "universal".

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"So many women go through similar things. And it’s tough."

Alicia went on to say that she wasn't even sure she wanted children until she turned 30, and her heartache after suffering a miscarriage later made her realise how much she wanted to become a mother.

"For a while I didn’t think that I could get pregnant," she said, adding that the arrival of her son has changed her "in every way. It’s life. It’s so profound."

With their son now learning to walk, the Oscar winner said she and Michael plan to maintain family togetherness they experienced during the pandemic.

"In my little family, with my husband and my child, we travel together, always. That’s the rule. We do jobs so one of us can always be with the baby."