Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. What was the challenge for you taking on the second of
the Lara Croft movies?
A. One of the things I really wanted to try and achieve was
making Lara Craft a more proactive character, who initiates the
action, and who was really in charge of her life. She determines
what's going to happen, instead of being more passive.
I also wanted to give more human touches to her character; not
just the toughness - that's all there, the love of danger - but
also to have some soft spots and a little bit of romance. I think
it makes more of a multi-dimensional character and someone audiences
can identify with.
Q. What pressures did you encounter? I mean, you said that
a week before the film was shown to the press for the first time
in New York, you still really hadn't finished it? The print was
still wet and you actually carried it over the Atlantic?
A. You definitely want to make it as special as possible,
especially because I am a perfectionist, and Angelina is a perfectionist,
and it's never good enough. So you work until the very, very last
day, to get it all right, and try to make changes. There is never
In this case, I really had to physically carry the movie the day
before the press screening in New York, and I realised how heavy
the movie was.
Q. Will there be a Tomb Raider 3?
A. I think Lara Croft is an amazing character for a franchise.
It's really up to Angelina, though. But I think she's right at
the top in terms of female action and female character.