Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft?
on 7/27/2003 (5)
The superlative challenge for artists and animators has always been to turn a cartoon fictional character into a believable human one. But, in the case of computer rendered characters, the line can sometimes get blurred.
The animated Lara Croft, still miffed about the new Tomb Raider movie release not being an animation, tossing a pistol from hand to hand, commented sneeringly:
"Nobody bloody asked me if Angelina Jolie was the right choice to play me. I mean my bod completely waxes her fuzzy ass, and furthermore, this is MY bloody persona, and Paramount had no right going 3-D with it without first consulting me!"
Angelina Jolie, certainly not at a loss for words, countered:
"At least I put some squeeze in the role. I don't know if you've noticed, deary, but your computer animated bum looks so rigid, you could probably sit on a piece of coal, and turn it into a bloody diamond!"
The two sallied spirited insults back and forth, finally relenting to the intervention of Marvel comics progenitor Stan Lee.
"I had the same trouble with Tobie Maguire, the actor who portrayed Spiderman. The animated Spidey kept taunting Tobie by jumping off bridges without a safety net and calling him Spider woosie. I think the animosity comes from the animated characters true super-hero like invincibility compared to an actors vulnerable flesh and blood."
Lee scratched his head, and offered a compromise:
"If it were up to me, I'd give the animated Lara the Penthouse spread, and save Angelina for personal appearances and book signings!""0"
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