Vikander Felt Inspired Playing ‘Tomb Raider’ As A Child

(170816) -- SINGAPORE, Aug. 16, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Actress Alicia Vikander attends the press conference of the "SERPENTIform" art, jewellery and design exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, on Aug. 16, 2017. The exhibition will open to the public on Aug. 19. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (jmmn)

Los Angeles,: Actress Alicia Vikander says she felt inspired playing the “Tomb Raider” video games as a child.

“I did not have a Playstation at home, sadly – but with my family friends, the boys in their family had a Playstation.

“I was probably I think around ten-ish when I came there. I remember I looked at the TV screen and I had never seen a girl, a woman being the protagonist in a video game and was thrilled and stood there just watching,” Vikander told Games Radar.

In fact, the Swedish actress said the first “Tomb Raider” game will always mean a lot to her because it made such a lasting impression, reports

She said: “I would say the first ‘Tomb Raider’ meant a lot, in the sense that I love adventure films, (and here was) a game where I suddenly could go to Egypt, or Atlantis – those were the worlds that I read books about and dreamt to go to when I was a child. That will always mean a lot, because I was quite young.”

In another interview, Vikander said that  before making it big in showbiz, she shared a house with seven people when she moved to London.

The actressmoved from Stockholm to London early in her career.  “I wanted Lara’s life to reflect that of any young person arriving in London,” Vikander said in a statement.

“When I first came to London, I shared a house with three girlfriends and then four more people joined us. I wanted this film to feel like it’s set today, and for audiences to feel like it starts off in a place where you can relate to her,” she added.

Adding to the relatability, the London-set scenes avoid landmarks and are sticking to the grimier back streets.

The Warner Bros. Pictures project will release in India on March 9, a week before it opens in the US. “Tomb Raider” is directed by Roar Uthaug and is produced by Oscar-winner Graham King under his GK Films banner. It also features Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Nick Frost.