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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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124 Responses to “Daniel Craig: Rooney Mara is 'Spot On' As Lisbeth”

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  1. 1
    Oprah Says:

    Sooooo excited for this remake. :D

  2. 2
    Jimimy Says:

    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. 3
    Creed Says:

    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. 4
    Lotte Says:

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

  5. 5
    Remake Says:

    a cover movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBWY3bli92Y

  6. 6
    Ogłoszenia Says:

    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. 7
    Creed Says:

    @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. 8
    GO ROONEY GO Says:

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

  9. 9
    Crystal ball Says:

    @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.

  10. 10
    to 6 Says:

    H. Larson who?
    His name is Stieg Larsson.

  11. 11
    YouBetYa Says:

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

  12. 12
    susan Says:

    @YouBetYa

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

  13. 13
    Sam Says:

    @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.

  14. 14
    to YouVetYa Says:

    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

  15. 15
    to YouBetYa Says:

    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

  16. 16
    y Says:

    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

  17. 17
    Amy Says:

    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

  18. 18
    Amy Says:

    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 ;)

  19. 19
    Elle Says:

    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/

  20. 20
    Academy Award for Best Actress Says:

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

  21. 21
    OVER 21 BABY Says:

    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

  22. 22
    BLACKJOKER Says:

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

    LOVE,
    HAHAHA

  23. 23
    JD Says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  24. 24
    BACKJACK JOKER Says:

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

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

  25. 25
    BACKJACK JOKER Says:

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

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

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