Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender first met on the set of The Light Between Oceans Reuters

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has opened up about her relationship with German–Irish actor Michael Fassbender. The two met on the set of The Light Between Oceans, where they play a husband and wife.

During an interview with Vanity Fair's September 2016 issue, the 27-year-old Oscar-winning actress revealed she was feeling "terrified and very alone" during the initial days of the shoot, but the 39-year-old actor made her feel comfortable. She said: "He was very sweet at letting me in... He was like, 'Can you please give me a note? What do you think I should do?' It was such a sweet thing to kind of let me in."

The Light Between Oceans
A still from the upcoming film, The Light Between Oceans Facebook/TheLightBetweenOceans

The Assassin's Creed star also gushed about Vikander. He said: "She doesn't take anything for granted. With a lot of these actresses coming out, there's this bravery that you don't see so much in male actors. . . . I noticed this as well with Lupita [Nyong'o] in 12 Years a Slave—this focus and understanding that there's an opportunity given to you and you grab it."

"She doesn't mind taking a character she's playing to an ugly place. Her level of commitment made me focus and make sure I was as committed," he added.

The Light Between Oceans is set to release on 2 September.