Alicia Vikander May Be Hollywood’s Newest It Girl

There’s a very good reason everybody is talking about the Swedish actress.

— -- There’s a very good reason everybody is talking about Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. She’s not only stunning and starring in the new “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” movie hitting theaters today. But Vikander has at least seven other films scheduled for release this year! So is she the new Hollywood it girl?

“It’s a bit of a coincidence,” Vikander tells ABC News. “A film I did that came out at the beginning of the year, I did almost three years ago. And then a film I just finished in April is coming out now in November. So it’s a bit of a coincidence that many of them come out at the same time.”

“I very much knew she was a car mechanic that I was gonna play,” Vikander said. “I was kind of prepping myself to tell them throughout the day but then I just got the part. And then I just told them that I don’t even have a driver’s license.”

And she wasn’t the only one. Turns out Vikander’s co-star Elizabeth Debicki couldn’t drive either. The two later signed on for part-time driving lessons at the Leaveston Studios in London to prepare for their roles.

“It’s a strange situation,” said Vikander. “You know, two days later your friend says, oh I saw that you, uh...And you’re like what? And then you realize that it was a camera somewhere and you had no idea.”