With a series of family dramas that were recently developed in the life of the movie star Angelina Jolie, his recent interview with Collider it was really a breath of fresh air.
When “Those Who Wish Me Dead” hit theaters and HBO Max in May, he took the time to talk about stunts, Tomb Raider and more.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was an iconic role for Jolie
We would lie to ourselves if we faked that Tomb Raider (2001) did not boost the career of Jolie at full speed.
Sure, there had been the brave Gia (1998) and the puzzling Innocence interrupted (1999), for which he won a coveted Academy Award. But the athletic twist of Jolie as the video game girl defined her as a daring icon of beauty and power.
So, while Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) was fun, Changeling (2008) was intense and Salt (2010) was simply violent, Lara Croft of Jolie it was what solidified the public’s perception of the actress as strong, feminine and profitable.
Acrobatics weren’t always Angelina Jolie’s thing
Acrobatics may have been an important part of the previous career of Jolie, but she didn’t plan it that way.
In fact, initially didn’t want the role of Lara Croft and almost rejected it completely. She told him to Collider that they were able to convince her to come back.
“I said, ‘I didn’t really feel like that character would fit me.’ In fact, at first didn’t want to do it; I said no.” The producers attracted her with something that Jolie is famous for loving: travel.
“But they said that you can travel the world and train with the British Armed Forces, so I had three months to see what I could do. And I would encourage anyone to do that. Sign up for everything you can, take a few months, push yourself to the limit and see, ‘What can I do?’ And you find out there’s a lot of things you didn’t know and some crazy, weird things you can do or are capable of, so I love it.”
Jolie he tried his best and it was worth it. Around the world, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider has raised approximately $$274,703,340.
While the overall critical response was not overwhelmingly positive, it captured the audience it needed and catapulted to Jolie to film stardom.
She’s doing her own stunts again
Jolie has returned to the roots of the action with the launch in May of The Who Wish Me Dead of Taylor Sheridan.
Co-stars with the former child actor Nicholas Hoult. The 45-year-old mother of six spoke to Yahoo Entertainment in another interview for the same film.
Apparently, between the Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, became a professional in action films.
“Either I don’t get scared easily or when I’m working I’m in a different mental space,” he told Yahoo. “You’re very lucky as an actor. Even if you’re doing a big crazy trick and you’re on top of a truck on a highway doing your thing, you’ve got your truck, it’s been tested, so you can be pretty brave and have a lot of people taking care of you.”