Megan Fox Turns Down Lara Croft Role to Avoid Angelina Jolie Comparisons


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Megan FoxMEGAN Fox has turned down the chance to be the next Lara Croft.

The Transformers star “reluctantly” said no to the part in the next Tomb Raider movie because she hates being compared to the film franchise’s original star, Angelina Jolie.

“The offer has been on the table for Megan for a while but she’s reluctantly turned it down,” says a movie insider. “She’s the logical choice to play Lara and she loves the character but the comparison with Angelina is too much.

“It looks like the movie will now star an unknown.”

Fox, 23, has previously insisted she’s compared to Jolie because people are desperate to put her “in a box”.

“The media has to package you and sell you somehow and sell their magazines so everybody has to be ‘the new’ or ‘the next’ someone or something,” she said in October last year.

“If I am not a party girl and they can’t sell me as that, and I’m not an Oscar winning actress and they can’t sell me as that, then they have to package me somehow and for some reason they latched on to the Angelina thing because I have a lot of tattoos.

“It was a way to market me and it was a way to sell their magazines or get hits on their blogs — because it makes people uncomfortable if they are unable to put you in a box.”


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  • hannah

    THANK GOD.
    She’s beautiful, but she sucks.

    • livitup_1978

      Yeah, because we all know it takes great acting skills to pull of the Tomb Raider movies….

  • Mary Mendez

    Megan Fox is not really even beautiful and her acting is horrible. Jessica Alba could play Laura Croft or the Peta who played in La Femme Nikata and you could also put the actor that played Michael in the film and trust me it would be a hit. I would prefer Peta over Alba. I don’t even know who was doing the acting for Laura Croft. I hate to really tell you there will really be do one to replace Angelina Jolie – she is just the perfect image of Laura Croft.

  • http://yahoo golin

    megan fox really hot

  • Amanda

    LMAO. In WHAT WAY is she the “logical” choice to play Lara Croft? Yeah, nice call on that one, Spock.

    Also, Meghan, you seem to be happily boxing yourself into the half-vapid nympho starlet role with astoundingly little help from media outlets. And I was so excited for you after Jennifer’s Body. Alas.

  • Aloner

    THANK GOD she turned it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no way in hell could she portray a beautiful, “smart”, action pact hero. i doubt that she would do anything but make the character just slutty. she would ruin the image of Lara Croft.
    plus the whole point of Croft is that she Actually has a body! she curvey and georgous!! Fox may be hot, but doesnt nearly have the body for it. and her attitude is completely wrong, and like she proved in her previous movies (and admits herself) she cant act! im glad she turned it down.
    (nothing against her) i just dont like her as the image of a character that i have loved since i was about 6. Anjelina hun, you need to come back :D she was PERFECT, or Rhona Mitra, or anyother previous woman that has modeled for teh video games :D they would be perfect :D

  • really

    It’s Jennifer Connelly comeback…

  • http://www.sfrdfdttzxdty.us TIO

    I think that Michelle Rodriguez can be the next Lara Croft

    • Benjamin

      OMG! seriously, i couldn’t agree more ;)

  • AJ

    ANGELINA WILL BE THE NEXT LARA CROFT SHE IS PERFECT……MEGAN IS PRETY BUT NOT BEAUTIFUL….ANGELINA HAS GR8 ACTION ATTITUDE……SHE PLAYS GR8 ROLES IN EVERY FILM……MEGAN FOX IS A COY CAT……ANGELINA IS A TRUE CELEBRITY…….

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