Lara Croft has been robbing treasures and messing up evildoer’s plans on the small screen for the past 20 years.
Although “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley aka Rey is busy saving the galaxy from the The First Order in the new “Star Wars” films, the actress has confirmed that she has had talks to play Lara Croft in the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Ridley recently at London’s Empire Awards where she reveal that there “have been conversations” about her taking on the iconic role of the video game vixen, Lara Croft. However, she is still waiting for film executives to give her the green light.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’,” she said, adding that there was no script for the project yet whilst also affirming that the role is far from being hers for the time being. There were reports that Ridley is one of the shortlisted actresses that the studio is interested in, though she’s the only name that has come to our attention so far.
Her remark certainly implies that she would pounce on the opportunity if the role was offered to her. Despite her busy schedule, the 23-year-old actress assures that she could make the time in between her “Star Wars” responsibilities. “Absolutely, I’m trying to fill up my calendar,” she said.
What makes this even better? Her “Star Wars” co-star John Boyega is a huge proponent of her to play the iconic archeologist-adventurer. “I played Tomb Raider the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version. But I texted Daisy (and) was like, ‘This is you!’ and ‘You need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.’ She should be,” said Boyega.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Snow White And The Hunstman” writer Evan Daugherty is reportedly penning the script while Norwegian director Roar Uthang will be directing the action flick.
Would you like to see Daisy as Lara Croft? Do you think she’ll be able to rock that role as well as she did Rey?