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In this interview conducted for the Herald, I chat to the newly minted Lara Croft, Swedish Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) about taking on the iconic character. 

Whether playing a video game or releasing a blockbuster movie, timing is everything. And there’s no denying that the new Tomb Raider film is arriving at a time when female-led action movies are being embraced and celebrated like never before.

It’s an aspect of the film that excites Alicia Vikander, the Oscar-winning Swedish actor who stars as a nascent version of globe-trotting adventurer Lara Croft.

“When we finished this, that was around the time I saw Wonder Woman,” she tells TimeOut during a sit-down in Los Angeles.