Alicia Vikander, who portrays Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film has revealed why she decided to take on the role of the fierce heroine.
Recently speaking with The Telegraph Indian, Vikander discussed how she appreciated Lara Croft as a character who is as independent as she is privileged:
“Lara has a feistiness, intelligence and wit about her that I love, as well as a passion for adventure. Since this is an origin story, we meet Lara as she’s still trying to figure out what she’s going to do with her life and find her place in the world. Although she was born to privilege, I really liked the fact that instead of embracing a glamorous life, Lara stands up for herself. She wants to figure out who she is on her own terms, which I think is something that anyone can relate to. Young people don’t always know the journey that lies ahead for them.”
The star also brought up how she was attracted to the film because it was a large, adventure film which is something she was interested in doing:
“My mother (Maria Fahl Vikander), who’s an actress, introduced me to the world of theatre and film. I loved independent, art house films, but, like most people, I also loved being drawn into big adventure films, like the Indiana Jones movies. So, with Tomb Raider, I had the chance to work on something that’s very different from my previous work, but which has long been close to my heart: a big action and adventure film.”
Vikander also went on to discuss her own history with the franchise and how she understood director Roar Uthaug’s vision:
“I was certainly familiar with Lara Croft, having played the Tomb Raider game both as a kid and as an adult. Since this project draws its inspiration from the 2013 version of the game, which is quite different from the editions I was familiar with, I played that version and really liked its more contemporary feel.
So I met with the director, Roar Uthaug, and the producers, who provided some intriguing insights about the film they wanted to make. I realised that they wanted to bring the world of Tomb Raider and Lara Croft to life — and into our time — in an exciting new way that would be compelling, human and relevant to this generation.”
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Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug, and stars Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Nick Frost, and Daniel Yu.
Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16, 2018
Source: The Telegraph India
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