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Rooney Mara Covers 'W Magazine' February 2011

Rooney Mara Covers 'W Magazine' February 2011

Rooney Mara shows off her bloody fingers, neck tattoo, and facial piercings in the February 2011 inaugural ‘Movie Issue’ of W Magazine, on stands January 25th.

The 25-year-old actress has “Salander” tattooed across her chest (it’s the name of her character Lisbeth Salander from the big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s best-selling novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, out December 2011).

When asked about the audition process, Rooney shared, “They shot me in the subway in L.A. In full hair and makeup with a motorcycle. Everyday they had a new request. On a Monday morning, [director David Fincher] called me in, and I said, ‘what do you want me to do with my hair now?’ I was at the end of my rope. He told me I had the part. I hadn’t even read the script yet.”

Fincher added, “I wanted her from the beginning. Rooney maybe a trust-fund baby from football royalty but she’s level headed and hard working. It’s so odd how who people are comes out in auditions. We didn’t make it easy for Rooney and there was no way to dissuade her.”

Check out Rooney‘s full cover article at!

FYI: Rooney is wearing a Burberry Prorsum leather jacket with Tawapa earrings.

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Photos: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
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  • Spike Ghost

    pretty sick pictures :P

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Bad cover

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Too bad cover will be zero

  • Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!


  • latam2012

    whats happened, she looks a bit thin

  • *~*+*~*

    she needs more muscles

  • WOW

    just perfect!

  • Mikado

    Oh Cool, a cigaret.

    Oh Cool, anorexic model again.

    Oh cool, suggesting darkness (or something??)

    Pffff…. seen this before.

  • to 5

    Salander does look anorexic. Perfect!

  • to 8

    I suppose you haven’t read the book, not have you seen the Swedish films.

  • Shy

    I wish they would not try to copy Noomi Rapace frame by frame. She kind of looks like cheap copy of original Lisbeth. And that motorcycle picture… I can’t even. She looks very idiotic there. It’s like it’s Paris Hilton standing there and pretending to be all tough. For real ya’ll :)

  • BloodbuzzOhio

    Rooney Mara will be better than Noomi Rapace. This version seems to have a better crew, too.

  • Kate

    Apparently you guys haven’t read the trilogy or you’d understand her look. She fits the role, in my mind, perfectly. I think she’ll be a great version of Lisbeth Salander…plus the amazing Daniel Craig is in it. Can’t Wait!

  • Melanie

    We get it, she’s rougher than Noomi but this is overkill. That cover is completely unattractive. This movie is going to suffer from inferiority complex, watch.

  • Ick Nast

    this is what’s wrong with society today

  • Iffy Miffy

    They are so trying to copy the original … very unattractive cover too, the sunken cheeks really don’t look good.

  • gina

    i was curious what david fincher meant by trust fund baby from football royalty. holy crap, her and her sister are loaded.

  • yayaya

    Bloodbuzz Ohio thinks Mara will be better than Rapace as Lisbeth. NOT. Keep dreaming. Guess you didn’t watch the ORIGINAL.

  • Tom

    Rooney has a wonderful body. Noomi Rapace was average at best and the production of the original series was at best made for tv quality with a below average cast. The person that played Erika Berger just wanted to make my puke every time she was on screen.

  • Amber

    Yikes, I’m not sure why they hardened Lisbeth up so much. It’s like they’re trying too hard to be different from the original film. Halfway through the first book now, and I think Noomi is much closer to my mental image of Lisbeth, based on the pictures.

  • e

    The fact that the original mocies had actor that looked lire real people rather than HW cartoons made way more real and compelling. This is goign to be like the ususal HW version of anything, replace the original with better looking HW people and that’s it. Salanger was a girl with an awful past, not a Cavalli cover girl.

  • Erika

    In my personal opinion this is how I imagined Lisbeth, I loved the originals and I’m from Sweden but I think I like the way she looks more, she fits the book description more than Noomi

  • there is no way this is gonna be better than the orginal!

  • Sandra

    Even if the swedish films wre good, I think this trilogy is going to be awesome!! David Fincher is a great director and Rooney Mara really fits the character!!!
    Can’t wait to see it!!

  • Jones

    She’s definitely got Lisbeth Salander’s look down, but the proof will be in the performance.

  • ethel

    if she’s playing salander she’s supposed to look skinny

  • Binderiya

    Copied Noomi Rapace! But I like David Fincher and Rooney Mara

  • keeks

    The books are poorly written rape fantasy.


  • Riv

    Sorry, this trilogy did NOT need to be remade….and the first one already looks like its trying too hard….the originals were perfect…this “actress” doesn’t hold a candle to Noomi Rapace…I won’t even bother spending my time or money seeing it. I read the books… the original movies were dead on…these will just be a warmed up rehash of something already better done.

  • Cora

    @Riv: I agree. The Swedish films were so good …. perfect, really. There was no need for this to be remade, reimagined, or rewhatever. I doubt they’ll capture lightning in a bottle twice.

  • Valerie

    @Riv: I don’t understand why they would need to hollywoodize it. It’s a swedish story isn’t it? I am not going to even waste my time with this movie.

  • Perfect

    The pics that come with the interview show the perfect Lisbeth.
    I liked the Swedish adaption a lot, but Noomi’s portrait was way too bad ass. She didn’t capture Lisbeth vulnerability at all. Even in the third part, being in hospital, just recovering from surgercy of removing a bullet in her head she was bad ass……
    I hope Rooney will show the vulnerable side of Lisbeth too.

  • krista

    shite, in those pictures there’s represented everything that salander’s character stands against. not going to say more against it before seeing the films.

    but really… that’s not rooney mara posing for the pictures as herself, she’s posing as lisbeth salander. and lisbeth is androgyn, violent, looks a bit anorexic etc. anything what you can imagine tortured and troubled human being looking like.

    shut up about people’s weight, look, about what you think is “normal”… not everything in this world is perfectly fine and happy and movies should tell about reality, not just dreams and ideal situations. which means that actors in their roles don’t always look dreamy or how ideal people look like…. (IDEAL PEOPLE???)

  • overrate

    Noomi was too old as Lisbeth!!!!!!!!! Lisbeth could pass for a teenager.
    Noomi? To me she’s no different from a million other dull middle aged men.

  • Sabinal

    to have Salander as her main tattoo is disturbing. It’s like she thinks she will be a HW star from here thanks to the role and there are no guarantees. or she is over identifying.

  • Noli

    Ugliness at its best…

  • barron797

    She is trying way too hard. She’s going to look back on these pics and think “what was I thinking?” she looks like a fool.

  • Fincher

    If director David Fincher reads public opinions regarding Rooney so he must going to be disappointed as all call her a idiot looking one.

    There are other boards where they the same about Rooney like here.
    Fincher is perfectionist and when people do not agree with his choice for the first time so he must know there is a mistake, something wrong. he is perfectionist but did the opposite – wrong – as he took cute Rooney.

  • Medici

    No, no, no! Only one person should be Lisbeth in a movie – Noomie Rapace, nobody else. Ronney Mara doesn’t look like Salander. She looks like girl, who wants be Salander. ;/

  • Kate

    the tattoo was just for the photoshoot….it wont be in the movie

  • mooony

    i think she fits the description of salander