[James Lipton]-What prompted you to go from the grim realities in Gia and The Bone Collector to the neon world of an action hero based on a video game in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider?
[Angelina Jolie] The first time they called me to ask me to do it, I hadn’t seen the image of her in the video game.
But then I saw it and I thought “Are you out of your mind?! Absolutely not and I’m offended, and she is offensive,…NO!
Thought it was absurd.
And then the filmakers came out and talked to me, and started to talk about the idea of the adventure of it and how much training it would take etc.
And it became a different kind of challenge, and thought GOD that really is tempting.