Alicia Vikander excited to be the new Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander has revealed she is excited to be starring in the next Tomb Raider film.

The Swedish ex-ballerina will be playing ass-kicking archaeologist Lara Croft, a role made famous by Angelina Jolie, when the franchise returns in 2018.

The 27-year-old has confessed she used to play the popular games herself, making her pretty well-qualified to play the role.

“I mean, for me, I’m so excited to do it. She was such an icon, I played the game when I was a kid, but they rebooted the game a few years ago so it is now becoming more of an origins story.

“So it’s quite different.”

Alicia certainly shouldn’t have any problem with the physical aspects of the role as she did many of her own stunts in new movie Jason Bourne – in which she plays Agent Heather Lee opposite Matt Damon.


Alicia caught up with the main man himself, Matt Damon, who plays Jason Bourne, as well as their co-star Julia Stiles
Alicia posed with Matt Damon, who plays Jason Bourne, as well as their co-star Julia Stiles at last night’s London premier


“I had to do the stunts that I was involved in. Matt, in this film, said it’s a bit like dancing you, you know? For the fighting sequences it’s like learning choreography,” she revealed.

At last night’s London premier Alicia revealed she was a huge fan of the hit movie franchise before securing the role.

“When I moved to London I lived with girlfriends and we had the boxset of the trilogy.

“On Sundays when we had nothing to do we just rewatched Bourne. Those friends were the first people I called when I found out [I had got the part].”