ON THE CRADLE OF LIFE
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[ November 25th 2002 ]
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.
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
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."