“Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Empire Awards, held in London on Sunday, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress – who picked up the best female newcomer award – said there “have been conversations” about her picking up the Lara Croft reins left by Angelina Jolie, but she has not been offered the role.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’,” she said, adding that there wasn’t a script for the film yet.
Although currently filming the 8th episode of Star Wars, Ridley said she would have time to take the additional role given the opportunity. “Absolutely, I’m trying to fill up my calendar,” she said.
Ridley’s co-star John Boyega — winner of Empire’s best male newcomer award — admitted that he himself had eyed Ridley to play the iconic archeologist-adventurer.
“I played Tomb Raider the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version,” he told THR. “But I texted Daisy [and] was like, ‘this is you!’ and ‘you need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.’ She should be.”
Alongside Boyega and Ridley’s awards, The Force Awakens picked up three other honors Sunday evening, including best director for J.J. Abrams…”