Copyright 2001 Source: Sky News

[ June 4th 2001 ]

Oscar winning Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie talks to Sky News on her role as Core Designs intrepid British aristocrat Lara Croft ahead of the U.S. premier 10 days away:

Angelina Jolie has revealed she didn't need any surgical intervention to ensure she could play Lara Croft in the forthcoming Tomb Raider. Speaking to Sky News, Angelina said: "I am a 36C, in the movie I am 36D, in the game she is a double D. We still made it Lara Croft but we didn't go to any extremes." Angelina added: "For me it was simply one size. It was like having a padded bra but I am not flat-chested anyway." Indeed virtually everything moviegoers see on screen will be the actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted.

Angelina, 26 today, told how she did all her own stunts for the blockbuster movie, which was partly filmed on location in Cambodia. The star claimed she had no choice, if she wanted to win over the millions of fans who have fallen for Lara Croft in the hugely successful Tomb Raider computer games. She said: "You're expecting that they are going to see you as this character they love. You'd better earn that and you should work your butt off and be her. "If you fake it you shouldn't be allowed to carry the name." Tomb Raider hits the US on June 15, and will reach these shores later in the summer.

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