The actress behind the video game voice of Lara Croft has given Oscar winner Alicia Vikander the thumbs up to play the Tomb Raider character in a new movie.
Camilla Luddington voices Croft in the latest Tomb Raider video games has backed Alicia's casting as the heroine in an upcoming film, even though she wasn't considered for the role.
Luddington, who voiced the character in 2013’s Tomb Raider and its 2015 sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, tells Entertainment Weekly, "I feel like, with any Lara Croft, someone is always taking over that role. Of course I would've loved to do the live-action movie version of it, but she's Alicia and she’s amazing. So I’m excited to see her interpretation."
The Ex Machina star, who picked up an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl earlier this year (16), was recently announced as the lead in a big-screen reboot of the franchise. She'll take over from Angelina Jolie, who portrayed all-action explorer Lara Croft in two films.
Grey's Anatomy star Luddington insists she's not bitter about missing out on becoming Lara on the big screen, adding, "I still feel very present within the gaming world, so it doesn’t feel like someone has taken the role from me. I'm excited to see somebody else step into the boots and what they do for the role. There will always be new Laras."
Vikander, who reportedly beat out Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley for the Croft role, won't have to look far for inspiration and advice on how to take on a video game character - her boyfriend, Michael Fassbender, will star in the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie adaptation.