Noomi Rapace Is Glad To Be Done Playing Lisbeth Salander

December 9th, 2011 // 1 Comment

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows star Noomi Rapace spoke to Blackbook Magazine via Skype (she is currently based in Sweden), about playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

“I felt like she lived in me,” Rapace said of playing the dark character. “My Lisbeth was my Lisbeth. I gave her my life and my soul for one-and-a-half years, and then I was finished.” Now she’s ready to hand off the reigns to Rooney Mara.

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“I’m so done with her,” Rapace told Blackbook of her character.  While the cast and crew celebrated the final take, Rapace vomited in the bathroom, purging Salander.  “My whole body was just kind of throwing Lisbeth out of me.” For a week after, Rapace found it difficult to shake her character.  “I was like, I don’t know who I am anymore!”

By Kelly Lynch
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  1. Alain

    Hopefully for her, only 3 slots seem to be locked’ at the emnomt (Portman-Bening-Kidman), so with the a good campaign, she could have a shot at a nomination. Although there are a lot of big names/previous nominees ahead of her already, too bad her films came out in a year when basically all the Hollywood A-list ladies seem to be bringing their A-gameAt the emnomt, I think it looks like thisLocks1. Natalie Portman (frontrunner)2. Annette Bening (runner-up)3. Nicole Kidman (potential spoiler in the best way possible)Strong contenders4. Michelle Williams (based on performances, she should get a nod)5. Jennifer Lawrence (fading buzz reminds me of Cornish not good)6. Hilary Swank (I can see her get the 5th slot and she would deserve it)7. Julianne Moore (internal competition is fatal in this case)8. Sally Hawkins (not enough buzz at the emnomt)9. Carey Mulligan (could be a surprise nominee)10.Diane Lane (need a strong Disney-push)Potential surprises11.Gwyneth Paltrow (needs strong precursors and/or strong BO and/or strong reviews)12.Halle Berry (late-entry, but the PC-factor definitely helps her case)13.Noomi Rapace (too strong year, too many in her age-group ahead of her)14.Naomi Watts (dying buzz, she is due for a second nod, though)15.Tilda Swinton (ditto, ESPECIALLY after the Julia-snub)Category confusion16. Lesley Manville (she was phenomenal, but she was supporting)17. Anne Hathaway (the film received mediocre reviews, but she got some raves, not enough for a lead nod, but with a smart move she could be still a strong contender in the at the emnomt starless supporting category)

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