ON THE CRADLE OF LIFE
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[ July 15th 2003 ]
Jolie, who returns as the title character in the
upcoming sequel film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The
Cradle of Life, told SCI FI Wire that filmmakers
wanted to improve on the hit first Tomb Raider
and make Croft a more believable person this time
around. "We wanted to revisit Tomb Raider, because
we all had fun with the first [film], but it was
hard to go from the game to the first one, and
I think we couldn't adjust too much," Jolie said
in an interview. "With this one, we wanted a more
solid story and to adjust [Lara]. We wanted her
to be a real flesh-and-blood woman with relationships.
There was so much we didn't feel satisfied with
in the first one, so I did the second one just
because I wanted to finish it right, do it right."
once again plays Croft, the character first made
famous in Eidos' best-selling video-game series.
When asked how much longer she can see herself
playing Croft, Jolie replied, "I don't know. I
don't know if we'll do another one. I think we'll
see how the audience responds. If they want another
one, and if we can think of something great. There
are so many great new things we can do. If not,
we won't do it."
said that it's strange being so closely associated
with Croft. "It's funny. It's all strange. Maddox
[Jolie's 2-year-old son] sees the poster and says
'Mama!' But I like [Lara]. I really like her,
and I am flattered, because I think she is a cool
lady." And there's another upside to her fame
in this role, the new mother said. "I can travel
the world now and go to the middle of Japan or
Tanzania or wherever it is—and critics can say
whatever they want about Tomb Raider - but I can
go to these countries, and little kids will play
with me, so it's great." Lara Croft Tomb Raider:
The Cradle of Life opens July 25.