Vicky KriepsAn interview with the actor.

Vicky KriepsAn interview with the actor.

Issue 51

, Starters

  • Words Caitlin Quinlan
  • Photos Daniel Faro
  • Hair & Makeup Tobias Sagner

It’s surprising that Vicky Krieps’ big break didn’t come sooner. The Luxembourgish actor had been steadily accruing roles in film and television across Europe for a decade when she starred alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread in 2017. Hollywood fell hard for her, but she never let herself fall too hard for it. Comfortable performing in French, German and English, she has always been guided in her career choices by her own intuition and desire. And since Phantom Thread, the opportunities have only grown more varied—arthouse dramas like Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage and Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island or larger scale blockbusters like Old, M. Night Shyamalan’s beach thriller, and the big-budget French adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three M...

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