So we have now all come to terms with the fact that Alicia Vikander will be playing the role of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie and, while many people were not too excited about the actress being cast in the role, after seeing the promotional material that has been released so far, most people have been won over and believe that she might actually do a great job as the character.
One thing is definitely for sure when it comes to Alicia Vikander giving us as real a performance as Lara Croft as possible and that is her dedication to doing it to the best of her ability, so much so that the actress had some major struggles filming the movie. Alicia has revealed one particular moment when they had to stop shooting as she was so cold that she was turning blue.
Vikander shared, "Pain? Real. Water? Cold. Bruises and hits you just suck up. The chill is the tough thing. When you reach hypothermia level, we had to reshoot because I turned too blue. I've dreamt since I was a kid to do a big action-adventure. At age eight, friends had a PlayStation and they played Lara Croft."
She added, "I love big popcorn movies. I've never done action scenes on this level - not even close. It feels like I'm back to dancing - the training, the intensity. You need to be aware of your movement up in the wires and how your body works. [I was] bulking up quite a lot at first and then trying to just, like, tone down. I've never been able to lift my own weight, and the day when you have that capacity, it's pretty empowering! And you get the endorphin's afterwards."
While Alicia Vikander will play the lead role of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie, the rest of the cast for this new film includes such top Hollywood names as Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Hannah John-Kamen, Kristen Scott Thomas, Daniel Wu, and Nick Frost. Tomb Raider has been directed by Roar Uthaug and is set to hit the big screen on March 16 in both the US and the UK.