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[ November 25th 2002 ]

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, in London shooting Par's Tomb Raider sequel The Cradle Of Life, has spoken to Entertainment Tonight on playing British aristocrat Lara Croft and her new role as mother to baby Maddox. The original Simon West-helmed video-game adaptation garnered more than $230 million in revenue worldwide, coining $48 million during its domestic opening weekend and remains the highest ever box-office earner for a female-driven movie.

Jolie says the Jan de Bont helmed sequel will be "sharper and darker and sexier" than before. "We started [shooting] in Greece, which was great, except I hate water and I hate bikinis. So we started this film with my worst possible day as an actress - which is me Jet Skiing in a bikini in the water in Greece." Angelina Jolie - who performed most of her own stunts in the original movie claiming she had no choice, if she wanted to win over the millions of fans who have fallen for Lara Croft - says this time round she's "slightly more careful" with her action scenes. "I check safety things a little bit more than I used to, now that Maddox is here."

While touring Cambodia last year as ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refuges, Jolie and former husband Billy Bob Thornton adopted a baby boy called Maddox. When quizzed on her new role as mother, Jolie said: "It's wonderful. It's just the most amazing thing in the world. He's changed my life. He's really centered me. Anytime I think anything else is important, and I just see his smile ... he's made me be the best person I could possibly be."

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