Evolution of Lara Croft

Lara Croft Models - Karima Adebibe Interview

What does Lara Croft mean to you?

Lara Croft Is the epitome of British class, beauty and strength. She's an independent and ambitious female version of Indiana Jones. Her fearlessness and adventurous nature takes her on all kinds of journeys across the globe. She is proficient in many languages and is highly educated. Lara has been created to fulfill the ultimate fantasy character for both men and women. Lara's got it all.

Is your personality similar to Lara Croft in any way?

I certainly hope so! As well as indulging my feminine side, I'm also a tomboy at heart who loves to be challenged in sport and adventure. I always welcome the opportunity to travel and discover new cultures. I also liken myself to Lara with my dry sense of humour, I think we like to give our men a hard time!

Do you play computer games?

One of the first computer games I ever played was Tomb Raider with my sister, and we were addicted to it! Unfortunately I don't get to play as often as I would like these days.

Lara loves to travel, where has your job taken you to in the world?

I have been lucky enough to travel to Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Holland and Czech Republic.

How did you feel when you found out that you had won the role of being the new face of Lara Croft?

It's probably been the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me. I pinch myself and I still can't believe it! I remember the last day of auditions and leaving the Eidos offices with feelings of uncertainty. The competition was high and I knew the final decision would be difficult. I was so anxious when I received the call and almost couldn't believe what I was hearing when they told me I was going to be the new face of Lara Croft. I'm so glad I made it, I'm so glad to be here!

What do your friends and family think of you as Lara Croft?

Well my dad LOVE'S it and my sisters are envious! I've become strangely popular within my family and friends lately, I wonder why?