Some actors like being compared to the veterans but some absolutely hate it. The latter was true for Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie for which the former actress turned down a mammoth offer for portraying the role of Lara Croft.
The role of Lara Croft was iconically portrayed by veteran actress Angelina Jolie and a reprisal was offered to the Transformers actress Megan Fox. Fox, however, turned down the $17 million paycheck just because she did not want to be compared to Angelina Jolie.
Megan Fox Did Not Want To Be Compared To Angelina Jolie
Hollywood is a place for a competition where every actor tries to outplay others to become one of the finest in the world. The actors try their hardest to portray varied and distinctly memorable characters so that people may remember them.
Talking about an iconic role back in the early 2000s, Angelina Jolie portrayed the character of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider franchise. The duology, based on the notable video game franchise received critical acclaim for being one of the good adaptations. Jolie became famous for portraying the role of Lara Croft and the character’s iconic ness had to be given to the next generation of people.
The best way was to reboot the franchise and reprise the role of Lara Croft with another iconic actress i.e., Megan Fox. According to insiders, the role had been offered to Megan Fox but the actress turned it down due to comparisons with actress/rival Angelina Jolie.
“The offer has been on the table for Megan for a while but she’s reluctantly turned it down. She’s the logical choice to play Lara and she loves the character but the comparison with Angelina [Jolie] is too much.”
Fox later stated in an interview about the comparisons and described her differences from Angelina Jolie but people still found ways to compare the Till Death actress to Jolie.
“I am a brunette with tattoos, I curse and I have made mention of s*x before. I joked about it which people find outrageous so they want to constantly compare that to her.”
The role later went on to Alicia Vikander who portrayed the character of Lara Croft in the 2018 reboot Tomb Raider. This does not mean that Fox has lost her Hollywood career. Although the actress hasn’t been seen frequently on the theater screens for quite a while, however, she is attached to some upcoming projects.
Megan Fox Is All Set To Star In The Expendables 4
Being one of the actresses to mark her debut in the early 2000s, Megan Fox still has a career ahead of her that will keep her in the spotlight for a while. The actress has been attached to the upcoming movie The Expendables 4 alongside Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone.
The movie is currently in the post-production stage of development and Fox will be soon seen on theater screens. With Megan Fox returning, The Expendables 4 is currently set for a release date of 22nd September 2023 in theaters across the U.S.
Source: NY Daily News