Tomb Raider Actress Alicia Vikander Opens Up On Her Lara Croft Philosophy
Alicia Vikander has certainly impressed upon fans that she is a good fit for Lara Croft in the coming cinematic reboot of the franchise. Set to follow, to some degree, the recent rebooted games, we get to experience the Tomb Raider actress as a young Croft coming into her own as the iconic character. In a recent interview, Vikander discusses her experience as Croft and delves into what ties all of the different versions of the character together.
Game Informer sat down with the Tomb Raider actress to talk about the upcoming film, with Vikander delivering very thoughtful ideas in return. In discussing the games and films she opened up about the original character, the reboot, Angelina Jolie’s iteration, and then her own. Here is what she had to say in the interview:
I think it’s a wonderful character that has been with us for like 22 years. She’s become a great role model and I love the fact that she’s been able to take such a big place as a female character in the gaming world and in cinema. I think there’s definitely room for this character to evolve, and it felt like it came out in ’96, and I think it reflects a strong woman with the same kind of essence still as a smart, very curious, feisty, vulnerable woman. It’s almost like she has changed due to how society has changed, she has become more a woman of now, of the time.”
The Tomb Raider actress didn’t hold back on her personal feelings about the role either. In the interview, Vikander discussed her personal philosophy when it comes to Lara Croft and how she thinks the character needs to be portrayed, saying:
It’s probably the biggest nerve I’ve had of taking on this part, which has also been my inspiration, of wanting to give people who love this character and who have been following her for all these years to feel like it’s the essence of her. Then I think, I know myself, you do want to get something new. It’s like, “Why another film?” You want to see a new perspective and I love that it was an origin story, that this is much more of a girl set in a reality maybe even closer to our world. I was 20 when I came to London with my roommates. I enjoyed that she was a very physical being and showed ways that were plausible that she became the kind of survivor that she turns out to be in the film. I love that we got to see the sort of steps of her becoming the action hero we know her to be. If you have a character that you love, if you get the chance to see them grow up in a coming-of-age story, then you get so many more levels and perspectives of the character that you love.”
Fans looking to see the philosophy of the Tomb Raider actress in action will get the chance next month when the film is released worldwide. Those interested in reading the entire interview can check it out here. Tomb Raider opens March 16th 2018.
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