The star of the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is speaking up about what it takes to portray the character, and what she did to fit better into the role.
When Noomi Rapace was asked about how she felt of star Rooney Mara filling the shoes she once filled, Rapace says: “I don’t think I know more about Lisbeth than she does. She has to find her Lisbeth inside of her own self, make her own personal Lisbeth.”
Star of the remake, Rooney Mara has been in the news lately for her drastically different looks these days. Rapace admits that’s probably due to her trying to fit better into the role of Lisbeth, and admits that she too made a drastic change for the character, saying: “I got seven piercings,” she said. “I lost weight. I went for kickboxing and Thai boxing four days a week for seven months.”
Sounds like Rapace respects Mara and sees a replay of what she had to do to play character Lisbeth, always nice to hear respect from one actress to another.
If you’re not a fan of the Swedish movies and would like to catch Rapace’s acting skills, you can check her out in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel, starring alongside Robert Downey, Jr.