SAN DIEGO – You might say Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki danced their way into “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
Both are former ballerinas who drew on dance backgrounds for their roles in Guy Ritchie’s latest action romp.
“I know I used it when I was creating my character,” Debicki said. “She’s a villain, but I always had this idea that she sort of almost floated.”
Vikander, 26, and Debicki, 24, star alongside Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” Ritchie’s slick take on the beloved 1960s TV series. Vikander is a feisty car mechanic who gets caught up in a caper with a CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Hammer). Debicki is the villainess they’re trying to take down.
Both actresses said Ritchie’s film set was a collaborative and relaxed environment, though Debicki is convinced “Guy’s brain works at a different pace (than) most human beings’.”
She and Vikander were both surprised by the final film.
“He cut it in a way that only Guy can, and he added a soundtrack that only Guy could imagine,” the French-born Debicki said. “So we both had the same experience when we watched the film, like, ‘Oh, that was what we made.'”