#art8ambyexclusive - After a string of period films, heart-tugging dramas, and art house indies, Oscar-winning actress #AliciaVikander opens up to #MarieClaireUS for the #April2018 issue about her first action-hero role as #LaraCroft in this month's #TombRaider, and what she hopes for her future in Hollywood. The #cover is photographed by #ThomasWhiteside #art8amby #art8ambynews #art8ambygram #art8ambycover .
On how the role of Lara Croft has evolved: “It’s interesting that a character that has been seen as very sexualized back in the 90s is very different now. If you go out in the street and ask men and women, young and old, what they find attractive, it’s different. You want her to be attractive and sexy, but, nowadays, you want this to be a girl that fights. Someone who’s vulnerable, but funny. Someone who’s OK with people seeing her bad sides.”
On conveying Lara Croft’s strength in Tomb Raider: “We wanted to base most of the action in reality. She’s a girl my size having to become a survivor and overcome a lot of obstacles, and I wanted it to be believable that she could do it. All the action scenes when I had to fight with a man bigger than me – we had to figure out how I could actually kick his ass. I wanted to show young girls that it’s cool to be a girl who’s really strong and that watching her, you feel like OK, she might be able to climb that wall. She might be able to lift her own weight.” On her hope for more women in leading roles: “I think it’s an interesting time now, because, sadly even if there are some stories being highlighted with female leads, it’s still – you know, I did five films in a row where I was the lead, and I didn’t have another woman to work with. It was still just men in it, even though they had a female lead. So being an actress wanting to work with women? It’s an exciting time now, because I think the awareness will bring a change.”
On how her friends surprised her for her bachelorette party: “I was there [in Paris] for the Louis Vuitton show and suddenly got a text that says, ‘Go out. We need you right now.’ They kidnapped me for 24 hours!”
On life with husband Michael Fassbender: “I’m a big romantic, and I always have