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[ August 21st 2000 ]
Clarkson, the new face of Eidos Interactives heroine
Lara Croft, talks about her new role as the human
version of the virtual action adventurer.
the question you are most often asked when you
are "in character" as Lara ? Do you get to
have guns? Yes, I do have a good pair of guns
and theyíre a fantastic way to scare men off.
you had many requests for dates from Lara fans
? I have them lining up at the front door
asking to see me, for my autograph, itís like
being famous. But itís not that exciting for me,
as they are mostly between the ages of 8-10.
you "act Lara" do you imagine you are really her,
or is it just putting on an outfit ? When
you put the outfit on, itís like "Stars in their
Eyes" and I am transformed into "Lara Croft",
its so amazing. Its like a dream, sheís such an
intelligent and sexy person to be and I just love
is the toughest thing about portraying the virtual
Heroine Lara Croft ? Squeezing into my rubber
second skin, when I first tried it on, it was
almost impossible, but now having had plenty of
practice you get kind of used to it. Itís worth
do you do in your spare time ? I go horseriding,
I know it sounds boring but I enjoy it. I love
going bowling with my boyfriend but I can never
beat him. I work out quite a lot, its essential
when being Lara Croft. Most of all I love going
shopping with my Mum and Sister and treating them
now and again.
Lara Croft a good role model for women or just
a curvy fantasy for gamers ? I think sheís
a fantastic role model because she is not only
curvy and sexy, sheís independent, very bright
and knows what she wants in life.
the oddest thing that has happened to you as Lara
? Ever met anybody who couldnít separate fantasy
from reality? E3 completely blew my mind.
Iíve never met so many men that are obsessed with
you have a boyfriend? If so, what does he think
of you being Lara Croft ? I do have a boyfriend,
and heís also a model, so he can appreciate that
itís a fantastic job.
you think Angelina Jolie will make a good Lara
in the movie? Will you be in it ? Yes, Angelina
Jolie will be a fantastic Lara Croft, No I wonít
be in it.
do you feel about instant celebrity and hordes
of admiring men? Thatís what I am here for,
to make fans happy and do the best I can.
the youngest ever Lara Croft is that ever weird
? No I think itís great, it gives people something
else to talk about.