- 13 Mar 18
Familiar from his roles in The Shield, Django Unchained and Lincoln, the actor talks about playing Lara Croft's nemesis in the franchise reboot.
Walton Goggins, who plays the villain in Roar Uthaug’s reboot of Tomb Raider, is old school. No, not Lara Croft videogame old school –, seriously old school.
“My experience with videogames began and ended with Pac Man, Donkey Kong and Galaga!” the actor laughs. “I grew up at a time when video games really weren’t a part of my culture – and we couldn’t afford it. So, I never played Tomb Raider. But when I shared the news of my role with my nieces, nephews and godchildren, all of a sudden I became iconic in their eyes!”
However, like many actors who avoid reading or watching the source material of an adaptation, Goggins believes his lack of familiarity with the famous game was beneficial to his performance.