Actress Alicia Vikander followed up her Oscar win earlier this year by trying something different – taking on the role of a young Lara Croft in the upcoming “Tomb Raider” film reboot.
Speaking with EW about the film this week, Vikander confirms the film will take on elements of the 2013 game reboot and show an inexperienced Lara who discovers the truth about her presumed-dead archaeologist father (Dominic West):
“She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits, but we’ve stripped away all of her experience. She hasn’t gone on an adventure just yet. She thought he was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning.”
She also spoke about the stunt work she did in the film, including a lot of water-related action:
“Just like in The Wave, we have a lot of water sequences, I spent my last two days of shooting in a tank and that was my 16th total day being fully drenched or submerged in the water…For one action scene, we used the London venue for Olympic rafting. They threw me down that river — with my hands tied — about 50 times. I didn’t need to act, just react!.”
Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu co-star in the film which “Transformers: The Last Knight” scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet penned and which Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) directs. The movie opens March 16th.