Rooney Mara, for those of you who don't know, has got the big part of Lisbeth Salander in the American production of the popular Swedish novel series THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO, playing the decidedly uglified computer hacker Lisbeth. She's also the little sister of personal favorite Kate Mara. Can't say that I'm all that thrilled with how they've made her look in either her new movie or this latest Vogue photo shoot. I've found her to be a rather beautiful young woman in the past, but apparently they've got the keep the weird-looking train rolling until her movie hits in December.
Interesting side note to that, though. According to an interview with the film's director, David Fincher, the once sure bet for the role of Lisbeth, one Scarlett Johansson, was ultimately rejected for the part because she was essentially too hot for it. How often is that the case in Hollywood? Fincher's reasoning was basically that Lisbeth needs to be somewhat unapproachable and the thing with Scarlett was that "you can't wait for her to take her clothes off." Good point there.
See how close you want to approach Rooney when the movie comes out December 21st.
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