Portraying Lisbeth Salander onscreen!
No one could ever think that she can grab the role so easily! Rooney Mara, a comparatively unknown American actress has snatched away the role, for which popular actresses have eyed for.
The lucky girl has been chosen for playing the character of Lisbeth Salander in Millennium Trilogy. Millennium Trilogy is a celluloid version of Swedish thriller novel, written by Stieg Larsson.
It is not that, she hit a goal in the empty field. Mia Wasikowska, who enacted in Alice in Wonderland, was one of the final contestants for the role, even if she did not appear for a screen test. Believe it or not, there were huge competition and that from the eminent actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman, Mia Wasikowska, and Emma Watson. Scarlett Johansson, Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Mara were the final five contestants.
All these five beautiful ladies had spend a couple of weeks with in final auditions with David Fincher, the director of this movie. However, the result was announced through a press conference on Monday.
In this press release, the spokesperson from the movie said, “Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson's fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while. [She is] a gamin Audrey Hepburn lookalike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr Spock.”
Indeed portraying Lisbeth Salander will be a real challenge for Mara. According to the director, he has kept the canvas blank before casting. Salander was a short lady, who looked as young as 15, even though her real was 24. Salander was a bisexual computer hacker. She was suffering from Asperger's syndrome. She had an affair with a much older man, Mikael Blomkvist. She was also accused of murder. Indeed, the role will be the biggest challenge for the new actress.
Rooney Mara is 5 feet 3 inches, which means that she quite fits in the role. The she has gotten the role through quite a gamble, according to the sources. Some say that the popularity of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the main reason, why the film maker has taken the risk of casting a unknown face for this huge role.
Daniel Craig, who will play the male protagonist in this movie, Mikael Blomkvist, is also very excited about the movie. Apart from Craig, Robin Wright will also be seen in this movie.
She was so unpopular that even the industry insiders did not know her actual age. Some said she was 24 or some thought she was 25. However, with this movie, we are sure that she is going to make it to the top.
All the best Rooney Mara!