Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider cameo 'wouldn't work'
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 March 2018
An Angelina Jolie cameo in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie wouldn't have worked, according to producer Graham King
An Angelina Jolie cameo in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie wouldn't have worked, according to producer Graham King.
The 42-year-old actress starred as Lara Croft in two movies based on the popular video game franchise - 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' in 2001, and 2003's 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life' - and after the franchise was rebooted with a new movie simply entitled 'Tomb Raider' with Alicia Vikander in the lead role, executives were keen to get Angelina back for a cameo role.
However, Angelina never appeared in the production - which hit cinemas earlier this week - and producer Graham King has revealed the "tone" of the movie wasn't right to have a moment where she could "pass the baton" 29-year-old actress Alicia.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, Graham said: "It was never a story that had that moment where you could, you know what I mean? Pass the baton over. There wasn't that kind of tone and that would've changed tones to have that ... the studios of course, said 'is there a way to get Angie? Should we try and have her kind of baton over this kind of thing?' And I understand it for marketing and studios or whatever, but that never felt organic to our film. Something like that can tip the balance."
Meanwhile, Alicia - who is married to fellow actor Michael Fassbender - recently revealed she felt "empowered" after starring as the intelligent and athletic English archeologist.
She said: "I don't know when in life I would have been exposed to try so many new things, if it weren't for this role. I found it very empowering.
"I looked at female athletes and stunt women in my industry and I thought, 'I need to have that kind of physique for it to be plausible.'"