Alicia Vikander says Julianne Moore stood up for her on set when a man made a cruel joke about her

Roisin O'Connor

Alicia Vikander has revealed Julianne Moore shut down a man who made a joke at her expense when they were working together on the film Seventh Son.

The Tomb Raider star was speaking with Vogue's March issue about the upcoming action reboot when she shared the anecdote.

An unnamed man of power reportedly made a cruel and loud joke about Vikander on the film set during production in 2012.

"I was really embarrassed, and I would have just laughed it off," she said. "But Julianne turned to him and said: 'If you ever do that again, I'm walking out of here and I'm not coming back.'"

"She [Moore] was just like, 'Don't you f**king say that again,'" Vikander recalled. "It showed me that she had the power. And that meant so much to me."

Vikander recently teamed up with fellow actresses including Michelle Williams, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman to support the Time's Up movement, which aims to promote equality in the workplace and raise money to fund the legal expenses of victims wishing to pursue cases of sexual assault and harassment.

"It was such a community that came together," she said. "I got on the phone with Natalie, whom I'd never met, and with Reese. Suddenly I felt like I made a lot of new friends."

Read the full interview here.

A recent trailer showed Vikander in action as Lara Croft in the rebooted film based on the video game franchise, soundtracked by a cover of the Destiny's Child song "Survivor".

Simply titled Tomb Raider, the movie will focus on Croft's origin story as she tries to find out what happened to her father [Dominic West].

Speaking to Vanity Fair about the film, Vikander said: "I think people can identify with her [Lara] for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women.

"She's trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits - tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she's kick ass."

Tomb Raider is released to UK cinemas on 16 March.

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