Thor’s Jaimie Alexander Wouldn’t Mind Playing Lara Croft

The next big female action role in Hollywood? It has to be the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot. Not only will the actress who lands that role get a prominent, featured gig, but they’d also be following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, and let’s face it, there are worse footsteps to be following than Ms. Jolie’s. Possible candidates include Olivia Wilde, who has already stated that she would be keen to do the movie if asked. Now “Thor’s” Jaimie Alexander is throwing her hat into the ring.

Speaking to Movieline, the actress, who plays the warrior “Sif” in Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor”, talks about her career up to this point, but eventually the conversation turned to “Tomb Raider”:

I would love to pursue Lara Croft. And the thing is, you know, I’m not going to try and be Angelina Jolie. She’s her own woman, and she did a fantastic job as Lara Croft. If that opportunity arises for me, then I would put my own spin on Lara Croft. There’s no way I would try and copy what she did. I think that’s a huge mistake with actors and actresses who are taking on a role that was previously done by someone else.

So how would her Lara Croft be different from Jolie’s?

She has her own sex appeal. She’s built very differently than I am. She’s her own woman. And I think that if you try to mimic that — if I was trying to pull off the exact way she said certain things and how she carried herself — then that’s not being me. That’s just copying another actor. Whereas you can look to other actors for inspiration, you should still maintain your own identity through a character. And that’s something I would love to tackle.

If Wilde is a bit too thin (as some believes), then Alexander would be about just right. At least from a physical, “tough” point of view. She certainly proved her toughness in “Thor”, even if I wasn’t exactly blown away by her performance. Not her fault, though; I thought the Warriors Three were mostly wasted in the movie, especially in the film’s second half.

So, Jaimie Alexander as Lara Croft? They could do worst.




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  • vam

    how big is she, where it counts

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    i bet she is glad she turned down WW

  • Lexavi80

    She should be Wonder Woman.

  • Juggernaut

    She would have made a perfect Wonder Woman! I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. As for Lara Croft, I think that she’d do a good job with it. I’d still like to see someone closer to the look of the video game though. Even Angelina Jolie wasn’t exactly right for the role in my opinion.

  • Juggernaut

    She would have made a perfect Wonder Woman! I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. As for Lara Croft, I think that she’d do a good job with it. I’d still like to see someone closer to the look of the video game though. Even Angelina Jolie wasn’t exactly right for the role in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    saw her drink Jim Beam and it was good……youtube search it if you want to see why…

  • Anonymous

    Man, I’d almost forgotten how neat that Destroyer 180 scene was, but yes, a good candidate for the part. I just think a relative unknown would be a good choice for a continuation because the Tomb Raider brand should be the the draw. Throw in a name Oscar-winner or two in key supporting roles or a marquee director and you’re done. Sure you might lose ticketbuyers who want an Olivia Wilde or Megan Fox in the part, but then they’re the same guys who’ll skip “Transformers 3″ because Fox isn’t in it.

    • Brian

      I’ll skip Transformers because Michael Bay IS in it (well behind the scenes).

    • Brian

      I’ll skip Transformers because Michael Bay IS in it (well behind the scenes).

  • Brian

    I would definitely pay to see her as Lara Croft. I’ve never been a fan of Angelina Jolie, nor have I found her that attractive. However the prospect of a reboot of a video game movie franchise that wasn’t great to begin with (the movie side) doesn’t sound like a good idea.

  • Brian

    I would definitely pay to see her as Lara Croft. I’ve never been a fan of Angelina Jolie, nor have I found her that attractive. However the prospect of a reboot of a video game movie franchise that wasn’t great to begin with (the movie side) doesn’t sound like a good idea.