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Daniel Craig: Rooney Mara is 'Spot On' As Lisbeth

Daniel Craig: Rooney Mara is 'Spot On' As Lisbeth

Daniel Craig leaves his hotel and hops into a cab on Thursday (September 22) in New York City.

Earlier in the day, an extended trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was released!

Daniel, 43, recently spoke with MTV about knowing that Rooney Mara was right for the role of Lisbeth Salander.

“I think I knew pretty early on. I screen-tested with her a couple times and I saw exactly what [director David Fincher] was after with her,” Daniel said.

“If you read the books, she’s just spot-on. Rooney herself is actually really rounded and normal — she’s not boring, honestly — but she had to bring this very broken human being to life and she did it brilliantly,” he added.

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# 1

Sooooo excited for this remake. :D

# 2

If she really was spot on we would be able to see it in the trailer and stills instead of him having to defend her. Im sorry but im not buying this. Ill wait until the reviews come out, if they are good I ll go watch but as of now im not taking it seriously, even if Finchers directing.

# 3

okay… I just saw the extended trailer.. I still cant see Rooney playing Lisbeth. Hopefully they will put more parts with Daniel Craig than her because its bugging me that she cant act better than Noomi Repace..

# 4

Tell me, why do you think that Rooney cannot act?

# 6

I loved the Millenium trylogy by H. Larson and so the orginal movie (all 3 parts) despite the fact I dont understand swedish. Looking forward to see Daniel as a Michael Blomkvist :)

# 7

@Lotte:
i never said Rooney Mara cant act I said that they hired an actress who isnt as good as the original. It by no means says anything about her acting ability, just that the original girl was way better and could actually bring out the anger and vulnerability of Lisbeth. If you look at just stills from the original flick it shines through the screen but with Rooney she just looks too normal.

# 8
GO ROONEY GO @ 09/23/2011 at 4:59 am

You’re a great Lisbeth, very true to the book, not the buff and way too old looking Lisbeth portrait by Rapace.

# 9
Crystal ball @ 09/23/2011 at 5:51 am

@7 – you are talking as if you had seen the whole film. With remarks like this, you only get on the ridiculous side. Many already agree, that Rooney MIGHT have captured the essence of L better. We can’t tell for sure before we have seen the film, but surely should wait until then.

@8 – agreed. She looks much more like the L in the books.

H. Larson who?
His name is Stieg Larsson.

LoL that is the 2nd cast member basiclly saying that rooney is better then noomi, I smell something rotten.

@YouBetYa

who is better: Noomi or Mara? i think it’s a matter of opinion.

@GoRooneyGo – very obvious you either work for her PR team or you’re a relative … so how is it you know Rooney “captured the essence” of Lisbeth? Yeah, thought so. And you have the nerve to diss Noomi, WHO IS LISBETH SALANDER. The original and one and only. I love Fincher and hope his version is good … BUT NO ONE WILL REPLACE NOOMI. Can only hope Rooney does a decent job.

to YouVetYa @ 09/23/2011 at 12:03 pm

What about taking some reading lessons? He didn’t say anything like that, he didn’t even mention Noomi. And why would he, he hasn’t seen the Swedish movies.
And just in case that you are not able to read, listen to him in that interview.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/girl-dragon-tattoos-daniel-craig-239320

to YouBetYa @ 09/23/2011 at 12:08 pm

What about taking some reading lessons.?He didn’t say anything like that AT ALL. He didn’t even mention Noomi. And why would he, he hasn’t even watched the Swedish movies. And if you are not capable of reading, here you can listen to the interview: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/girl-dragon-tattoos-daniel-craig-239320

just thinking that if Angelina were 25 she would have been great in that role kind of like her role in girl interrupted…something with rooney’s demeanor is off, i mean she’s ok, but…if angelina were 25 she would have been awesome

I guess it’s the screening for press. Only Southeast Asia? Because Warner Bros hold the overseas copyright, eh? Well, we all know Universal is the s***!!
http://twitter.com/#!/michaeljwrite/status/117381908324814848

I thought that transformation of Rooney was surprisingly good. I’ve found still another surprise. A lot of film critics on major presses overestimate Rooney. I mean, this clip is just trailer, not finished film.
They claimed:
Rooney is GREAT.
Rooney is MVP.
Rooney is better than Noomi.
Rooney Rooney deserves Oscar – she looks like Heath Ledger.
Can she handle it? Can she beat Glenn Close or Meryl Streep? Ah, yes, Rachel, of course ;)

Rooney has been bashed by many people until 2nd trailer came out. In the movie, she is the key success factor. So Sony ( or her PR team) must put in a good word for her as the great Lisbeth. I feel that an Oscar campaign for her started. She is obviously climbing the career ladder!!
Rooney Mara Will Cover November Vogue
http://fashionista.com/2011/09/rooney-mara-will-cover-november-vogue/

Academy Award for Best Actress @ 09/23/2011 at 11:51 pm

Hmm, is Rooney the next Jodie Foster (The Accused)?
Critics tend to prize a rape scene!!
According to Daniel, it is bold and intense..

OVER 21 BABY @ 09/24/2011 at 10:59 am

DEAR DANIEL, RIDDLE ME THIS, RIDDLE ME THAT?????!!!! HAHHA U WOULD HAVE TO TAKE A SCREEN TEST FOR THAT ONE!!!! HAHAHA A REAL LONG STRETCH FOR U!!! HAHAHA THE BAT CAVE!!!!! HAHHA COMMISSIONER GORDON!!!! HAHAH

LOVE,
U KNOW IT’S LIKE THAT, AND THAT THE WAY IT IS!!!! HAHAHA OVER 21 BABY!!!! BY AT LEAST 2,000 YEARS!!!! HAHA

BLACKJOKER @ 09/24/2011 at 11:03 am

OR WAS!!!!!! HAHAHAHA RUN DMC!!! HAHAHA PARTY PEOPLE!!!!

LOVE,
HAHAHA

BACKJACK JOKER @ 09/24/2011 at 11:12 am

IF U REALLY WANT TO KNOW!!!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES!!!!! HAHAHA

BACKJACK JOKER @ 09/24/2011 at 11:18 am

COOPER WANT A WAFFLE!!!???? HAHAHA

LOVE,
LET’S ROCK THE HOUSE!!! HAHHA WHO WANT TO FIGHT!!!??? HAHA

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