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Debra Messing is the Tomb Raider

Debra Messing is the Tomb Raider

Here is your first look of The Starter Wife star Debra Messing as Lara Croft, The Tomb Raider (originally played by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 movie).

Thanks to PopWrap, we learn that Debra‘s character Molly dreams of a life where guns have replaced Blackberry’s. Molly’s BFF Rodney (Chris Diamantopoulos) also gets in on the spy action as Alex West, Daniel Craig‘s character from Tomb Raider.

The Starter Wife airs Fridays @ 10PM on USA.

DO YOU THINK Debra Messing makes a good Lara Croft?

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  • christina

    Wow that’s a surprise. Maybe she’ll surprise us.

  • LLM


  • LLM

    No comparison.

  • MsNjs


  • ANNA


  • Maria (Shorty)

    Too funny!! Love Debra. Heck, I’d love to dream I was ‘Tomb Raider’ — looking just like Angie!! HA! HA!

  • a total fan

    There will always be only one actress that will do the Lara Croft character justices and that is JOLIE !!

  • mariam

    angie still the best

  • LLM
  • Joesph

    They do a different movie each episode. I think its funny.

  • Tha

    Woah, dude.. got scared there for a minute.
    Love Debra but she’d be like THE worst Lara Croft ever.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    umm.. she looks like a fcuking idiot. completely un-sexy and comfortable.

  • Ismael

    Haha, Angelina is Angelina, but Debra might do a well job. I love her ♥

  • Mandy

    I think we’ve all gotten used to seeing Angie as our Lara Croft and she certainly does a very good job. If Debra really is filling in her shoes, we’ll have to wait and see if it fits.

  • anon

    It’s ridiculous but what even more ridiculous is that show The Starter Wife. It’s sooooo cheesey and camp. It’s even campier than Ugly Betty.

  • Kitty Kat

    I think Debra makes the hotter Laura in these pics because she has some MEAT on her!

    As that older pic of Angelina shows, even back then she was scrawny.

  • http://jj too

    YUCK!! No Comparison .. will flop

  • Maria (Shorty)

    OMG!! What is wrong with some of you people. IT’S A JOKE!!! It’s a DREAM she has on her show. Some of your remarks are just awful!! Like Debra wants to do a Tomb Raider movie. GIVE ME A BREAK PEOPLE!! IT’S A JOKE!!!!

  • RUBI

    no… Angie is still better, like Debra though.

  • Pan

    Not even close!

  • boogie

    in her dreams? nah!

  • a total fan

    Maria (Shorty) @ 12/08/2008 at 12:11 pm OMG!! What is wrong with some of you people. IT’S A JOKE!!! It’s a DREAM she has on her show. Some of your remarks are just awful!! Like Debra wants to do a Tomb Raider movie. GIVE ME A BREAK PEOPLE!! IT’S A JOKE!!!!

    Yes, its a joke but the question was asked

    “DO YOU THINK Debra Messing makes a good Lara Croft?”

    And we are only giving our opinions !!

  • salma

    i tought karima made a good lara croft
    debra looks like an idiot SORRY

  • A and B Fan

    True the question was asked if Debrta Messing would make a better Tombraider and imo in her dreams baby.
    I like her but the only woman who can be the TombRaider is the most powerful actress in the world Angelina Jolie..Forevah.

  • Maria (Shorty)

    A Total Fan. I understand, but some people are just being so down right nasty.

    There is only one ‘Tomb Raider’ for me and that’s Angie, but I’m sure not going to say some of the ‘nasty’ things I’ve read here arleady. I mean, my answer would be ‘No’, but some people just feel they have to get ‘dirty’ and it’s not necessary.

    It was all for fun ATF, but some people just can’t be nice.

    OK, that’s enough for me on this subject. LOL

  • wowpow

    i don’t think Debra can be Lara Croft. She doesn’t have the look and physical required. Comedy is more suitable for her character.

  • Angie The Only Laura Croft

    It’s a good thng it is a joke b/c there is no way in helll the lovely Ms.Messing can be Laura Croft.. No Way Hosay.
    Angelina Jolie is the one and only Laura Croft.

    LMAO Angie too skinny in Tomb Raider. HUH! Pulease go back to the fug thread because you sound like a fool talk like a fool act like a fool. You are a fool…Meoww jealousy will get you nowhere.

  • Spicylily THAILAND

    Debra is so hillarious !
    I like her in Will and Grace / The Starter Wife

    Angie is the best and only Lara Croft
    Not only beautiful both inside and outside.

    Being a mom of 6 little kids , a promising leading HW actress, a humanitarian,etc… at the same time and still look so beautiful & sexy are very demanding jobs……..

    I still can not really imagine how Angie can do.

  • Conere

    YES! I love Debra!!!

  • Just Jared Fan

    I like Debra Messing but have never seen her tv show. I am assuminmg it is a comedy? She will just make ppl think of Angie and her role as Laura Croft but there will be no comparison . Tomb Raider will always be AJ’s movie. No two ways about it.. Sexxxxxxaaay Angie.

  • Bampszkv Fan

    Absolutely no comparison.

  • camille b

    Kitty Kat @ 12/08/2008 at 11:58 am
    I think Debra makes the hotter Laura in these pics because she has some MEAT on her!
    As that older pic of Angelina shows, even back then she was scrawny.

    Kitty Kat, have you seen the Tomb Raider movies? You’ll eat word words if you do.

    Jolie looked just smashingly great, hence the biggest opening for a movie by a female movie star. Angelina did her own stunts, did ya know?
    Jolie has that indefinable sultry sexiness that cannot be replicated. Great casting of her for Lara Croft!

  • tinna
  • jaime

    Angelina’s training for Lara Croft
    She’s super hawt! She will forever be Lara Croft.

  • val


  • ace tomato

    That’s pretty fun. You would have to be superbrave to doll up as Angie as Lara Croft – she knows the comparisons are coming – she’s having fun with it. I don’t think she’s trying to live up to it or anything – just be silly.

  • Angie #1

    LMFAO Jared you ask Angelina Jolie Fans if anyone can compare to her in *her role as Laura Croft???? You have to be kidding! It’s not that from what i see Debra Messing is not liked but it actually is a silly question. Oh man you must have something good coming up for the next thread on Angie. Seriously this has to be a filler ontill then. Non?

  • queen bee

    NO WAY!…JOLIE ALL THE WAY!……Deb Messing is holding the gun like she’s an actor ….and like she’s uncomfortable with it…..

    …..Angie holds a gun like it’s her B*i*t*c*H!!!

  • Maria (Shorty)

    #27. Just this past week end, they had both Tomb Raider movies back to back. Watched them both — mind you I have both on DVD, but I watched anyway. That ‘suck face’ scene with Mr. Butler in #2 still makes me dizzy. HA! HA!

  • Maria (Shorty)

    #36 EXACTLY! She was having fun with it.

  • irma

    Messing as Lara Croft, is she trying hard to be Lara Croft in the picture?
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  • Angie IS The Only Laura Croft

    jaime # 34 Thank you for the utube on Angie’s training for Laura Croft.
    Never seen that before . Angie is amazing! Those stunts are really wild. WOW!! Hawt is right. The chick is brilliant.

    Nobody but nobody can compare to our Angie’s Laura Croft.
    Only if it is a joke and thank goodness it is.

  • irma

    Of course Angie is the best Lara Croft. Nobody can fill in her shoes. God bless them.

  • Angie Rocks!

    Nope only one Lara Croft and we know who that is.
    The one the only Angelina Jolie most powerful actress of 08.

  • kara

    I love Debra Messing but I don’t see her as Lara Croft

  • Jughed

    Nah, she’s not athletic enough to play the Tomb Raider.

    On the other hand, I thought Angelina Jolie was a bad choice for Lara Croft, too.

    I can’t win! :)

  • A and B Fan

    Debra Messing looks good not so much as playing Angie’s Lara but did notice she has her lips done too.
    I just watched an old movie i think from 1994 last night with DM and Anthony Hopkins (can’t remember the name of it off hand) anyway she looks much younger here then back in the 90′s. Ho Hum as much as i like Debra Messing she will never be Lara Croft even with fatter lips.

    They all want to have Angie’s lips. They can’t just like they can’t be the Tomb Raider…Never.

  • Ha!

    I don’t know, I wasn’t interested in watching Tomb Raider, but Debra Messing looks pretty good as Lara Croft in this picture. Cute.

  • MovieED

    Lara Croft is a franchise in her own way. Not even Angelina Jolie really did the character justice.

  • Vivien

    It looks like a funny dream sequence … BUT, wow, it kind of confirms the fact that there’s only 1 Angelina. Accept no substitutes!