London, Aug 23 (IANS): Actress Angelina Jolie reveals she was inspired to adopt by her role in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider".
"A turning point in my life came when I made 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider', in England. It also involved filming, partly, in Cambodia. I learned that the world is bigger than I thought it was and there were more important things than a film. I did not know much about Cambodia. I did not appreciate how beautiful it was and I had never met such open-hearted people," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
Jolie, who has three adopted kids adopt, son Maddox, Pax and daughter Zahara also says that the film has helped her turn sober.
"That film also helped me get in to shape. I smoked a lot, drank far too much, had way too much coffee and suffered from insomnia. The fitness coaches on 'Lara Croft' adjusted me. I had a certain amount of water, protein checks, vitamins, my cigarettes were taken away and I was not allowed to drink alcohol," she added.