Alicia Vikander talks Angelina Jolie and Tomb Raider

Alicia Vikander knows she has big shoes to fill.

In the September cover of Elle magazine, the Danish actress talked about taking over the Tomb Raider franchise after Angelina Jolie gave it cinematic life starting in 2001.

'I thought I was going to have to explain it to my mom, and she was like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah—Angelina did that!" the began. 'It proves that [Jolie] set a whole tone for that kind of role, so I knew we had to do something very different.'

Looking good: Alicia Vikander showed off her stunning figure as she posed for the September issue of Elle magazine

Looking good: Alicia Vikander showed off her stunning figure as she posed for the September issue of Elle magazine

Tops: The Danish actress talked about taking over the Tom Raider franchise

Tops: The Danish actress talked about taking over the Tom Raider franchise

The Oscar winner, who dates Michael Fassbender, also discussed getting into shape for the role. 

'I've never done action scenes on this level – not even close,' said the looker.

'It feels like I’m back to dancing – the training, the intensity. You need to be aware of your movement up in the wires and how your body works.'

Then and now: Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider in 2001, left, and Alicia in the new installment, right

Then and now: Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider in 2001, left, and Alicia in the new installment, right

Then and now: Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider in 2001, left, and Alicia in the new installment, right

Something to look forward to: Vikander's Tomb Raider has a March 16, 2018 release date

Something to look forward to: Vikander's Tomb Raider has

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