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Alicia Vikander Opens Up About Playing Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider'

Alicia Vikander Opens Up About Playing Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider'

Alicia Vikander is on the cover of Marie Claire’s April 2018 issue, out on newsstands on March 27.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Tomb Raider actress had to say…

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 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 been.”

For more from Alicia, visit MarieClaire.com.

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Credit: Thomas Whiteside; Photos: Marie Claire
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