CROFT IS NOT A HEROINE
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[ September 18th 2004 ]
Weaver thinks that the quality of female action
heroes has declined since she starred in Alien.
"I'm not sure I'd say Angelina Jolie was brilliant
in the way they used her in Lara Croft", Weaver
told Spiegel magazine. "Angelina is a great actress,
but her role is limited to fighting evil with
weapons. I think it's quite a pity that an actress
as good as Angelina Jolie isn't given more room
to portray the character of Lara Croft with a
touch more intelligence.
limited her to the video game character too much.
To me, big breasts, hot pants and a gun in your
hand aren't what makes a heroine." In the interview,
Weaver also admits that a fifth Alien film is
in the works, but that she won't be starring in
it. "I know there's a script, but I haven't read
it," she added. "Never say never, but I'm pretty
sure this thing is over for me."