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Rachel Weisz: I don't need big biceps

Rachel Weisz didn't have to have Lara Croft-style biceps for her new action film role.

The stunning actress is scientist Marta Shearing in upcoming spy film The Bourne Legacy, alongside Jeremy Renner.

Rachel did her own stunts in the movie, but despite the high-octane scenes she wasn't put under any pressure to bulk up for the big screen part.

"They didn't ask me to get into shape. They took me as I came. I'm quite fit and I can run but I didn't have to get into extra shape for it," she told British newspaper The Sun.

"I'm not Lara Croft. I didn't have to be all biceps. I can climb trees and run and jump. I'm not too girlie."

Rachel was exhilarated by the action sequences in the movie. The 42-year-old beauty says shooting for the picture kept her in great shape.

"In Bourne films, the policy is you do your own stunts and that kind of realism heightens your appreciation of the story. I found all the physical work quite scary and exciting at the same time - it toughens you up," she explained.

"There was a great deal of running and lots of stunt work I didn't expect to do. You feel like you can handle yourself in difficult situations after doing a film like this one."

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