Rooney Mara Shines As The Loveable Hacker At The Girl wIth The Dragon Tattoo Premiere: Photos
MONDAY night meant the world Premier of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo at London’s Leicester Square Odeon, David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s pot boiler. All eyes were on Rooney Mara, who – get this – has no tattoos and is thus not actually Lisbeth Salander, the vengeful feminist goblin.
Says Rooooooo-neyyyyyy, last seen playing Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend in The Social Network:
“They dyed my hair and shaved parts of it, they pierced my eyebrows. I got most of the piercings. This is probably the most intense role I’ve had to do. But I read the books and couldn’t imagine not doing this.”
Piercings for the part seems extreme. But this is Rooney’s moment to shine.
Daniel Craig, who plays investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, explains that his look required doing little:
“It was very easy actually. I just wanted to look as normal as I possibly could so I just relaxed my exercise, and ate and drank what I wanted to.”
Once upon a time, drinking, eating and drinking was what all top actors did. Now it’s all about living the part.
And Rooney lives it well as the loveable hacker. Sometimes you need to spook and spy on the rich and powerful to learn their secrets. The trick is to be fanciable. That might be where Fleet Street’s finest went wrong…