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David Fincher reveals why he did not cast Scarlett Johansson in DRAGON TATTOO

Rooney Mara had a solid yet brief turn in David Fincher's The Social Network, but soon she will be synonymous with Lisbeth Salander, just like Noomi Rapace was. The character from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will end up helping both actresses gain worldwide notoriety. 

Fincher was recently interviewed by Vogue cover story, in which he reveals why he didn't cast Scarlett Johansson after her great audition. Here is what he had to say:

“We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place. Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I’m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off.” He stops for a moment. “I keep trying to explain this. Salander should be like E.T. If you put E.T. dolls out before anyone had seen the movie, they would say, ‘What is this little squishy thing?’ Well, you know what? When he hides under the table and he grabs the Reese’s Pieces, you love him! It has to be like that.”

Mara gave some details about the grueling audition process was for her. Apparently she was ready to give up at one point after he called her in asking for photos of her on a motorcycle to see if she was right for the part:

“I was ready to throw down. I was thinking, You either think I can be this girl or you don’t, but I need to move on with my life. He sat me down and gave me this long spiel about all the bad things that are going to come to whoever plays this part. He said something like, ‘Vivien Leigh was incredible in A Streetcar Named Desire, but she will always be Scarlett O’Hara, and you need to be prepared for that.’ ”

For the full interview click the source link below. I am super excited to see Fincher's take on this film and Mara's embodyment of the character. What are your thoughts?

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