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Kaya Scodelario responds to Tomb Raider rumours

We recently caught up with Kaya Scodelario to discuss the return of Skins and her new thriller Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes .

During our chat, we asked her about those Tomb Raider reboot rumours, and she also told us about her dream role…

You’ve been linked to a Tomb Raider reboot...

“I know – I don’t know where the fuck that’s come from! Imagine having to take over from Angelina Jolie – you just couldn’t, could you? My auntie rang me up and was like, ‘Kaya, I’ve just seen on Google that...’ I’d literally not heard a whisper about that, at all.

“Would I be tempted? A little bit. That would be quite fun. Give me a couple of years to get my fitness up first, and then maybe I’ll tackle that one, but I’ve no idea where that’s come from at all.”

Do you have a dream role? A character or historical figure or anything?

“I’m fascinated with the '60s and '70s, and the whole rock’n’roll genre, I’ve read every autobiography – Patti Smith and Mick Jagger; I love that Andy Warhol-New York scene, I’d love to do something about that. That would be my dream role, to really kind of get into that.

“And I think the music is so powerful and the message, and the youth was so... I feel like my generation doesn’t really have a movement like that, and I want us to have some sort of movement. So yeah, I’d love to do something with The Rolling Stones. I chased Ronnie Wood through a hotel in Paris, a couple of years ago, literally chased him, and then he turned round and I burst out crying and he hugged me! I was such a mess...

“And the cheesy one would be an Arnie film. I love him so much! My heart starts beating when I think about it. And maybe Danny DeVito could be there too. They’re doing [Twins sequel ] Triplets , so...”

Skins series 7 airs in the UK from 1 July 2013.

[Interview by Emma Morgan]

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