Alicia Vikander feels energized by Misha Green’s involvement in the ‘Tomb Raider’ sequel.
The 32-year-old actress is set to reprise her role as Lara Croft in the 2018 film’s sequel and feels a connection to the ‘Lovecraft Country’ showrunner, who joined the project after original director Ben Wheatley.
Alicia told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s pretty amazing – we’re, like, the same age!
“I was like, ‘Oh, I’m just now on a Zoom with an extremely talented woman who I think has done an amazing job.’ It would be so amazing if we could go and make this really big movie together, go kick a** in front of the camera and behind the camera, you know?”
The sequel was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Alicia confirmed that Misha was working on a draft script.
She said: “I hope we go and make another movie. Because of the pandemic, we had planned to shoot this movie, and now it’s been a year and a half, but Misha Green is on board, and she’s writing a rough at the moment.”
Vikander also revealed that she wanted the new film to be just as enjoyable as the first film, which saw her replace Angelina Jolie as an archaeologist.
The ‘Anna Karenina’ star said: “If we have to go out there and do another one, I want to have as much fun as the last round.”
Alicia previously explained how she wanted the character to be different from the pin-up girl portrayed by Jolie in previous films.
She explained: “People say, ‘Oh, you don’t want to make her sexy? No, I want to make a sexy young lady but I want her to be fierce, cool, witty, funny.
“I want her to be someone you want to date, as a woman and as a man. Society changes, so it’s more up to date with what we find sexy.”