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Alicia Vikander loves ‘big adventure films’

IANS | Los Angeles |

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander says she loves “independent and arthouse” cinema, but is also attracted towards the big adventure films.

The actress, who will be soon seen as Lara Croft in the forthcoming film “Tomb Raider”, also shared that she found training and muscle-building exercise for the role, empowering.

“My mother, who’s an actress (Maria Fahl Vikander), introduced me to the world of theatre and film. I loved independent, arthouse films, but like most people, I also loved being drawn into big adventure films, like the ‘Indiana Jones’ movies,” Alicia said in a statement.

“So, with ‘Tomb Raider’, I had the chance to work on something that’s very different from my previous work, but which has long been close to my heart: a big action and adventure film,” she added.

“Tomb Raider” is based on a popular reboot of a video game with the same name. The Warner Bros. Pictures project will release in India on March 9.

Talking about her role, the actress said: “Along with that came the opportunity to explore my physical side in a film. I come from a dancing background, so when I learned that playing Lara would involve three or four months to get in shape – well, that kind of preparation and the chance to create a new physique are gifts.

“I found the training and muscle-building to be empowering.”

“Tomb Raider” is directed by Roar Uthaug with Oscar-winner Graham King producing under his GK Films banner. It also features Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Nick Frost.