Vogue interviewed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara and director David Fincher in Stockholm, where they’ve been living while filming the highly anticipated film. Fincher decided to cast Mara instead of a number of different actresses – including Scarlet Johansson -after she appeared in The Social Network opposite Jesse Eisenberg.
“There were all these different versions of Salander, but the one that had the most layers was Rooney’s. I kept coming back to this.” Fincher said over dinner with Vogue‘s Jonathan Van Meter. “I thought, This is the person to follow.”
Check out Mara striking many a provocative pose for the November issue of Vogue. More from Rooney’s Vogue interview after the jump.
On her topless movie poster and the public’s response: “There’s a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that’s in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera. And in this poster, I’m looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face. I think it freaks a lot of people out.”
On her version of Lisabeth Salander compared to Noomi Rapace’s: “One of the things that make our version that much more heartbreaking,” says Mara, “is that even though I am playing a 24-year-old, I look much younger. I look like a child.”
On her fashion transformation: “Before, I dressed much girlier. A lot of blush-colored things. Now I literally roll out of bed and put on whatever is there. I have really enjoyed being a boy this last year.”
On the her increasing fame: “That kind of fame is not something I ever wanted for myself. It just so happens that this huge, gigantic monster of a film came around that also happens to have the most incredible character that I ever could have dreamed up. But my fear with a movie like this is the kind of exposure you get from it. I think that can be death to an actor. The more people know about you, the less they can project who you are supposed to be. It’s unfortunate that you really only get one shot at that. After this, I won’t be able to be that girl again.”
Check out Vogue.com for the full interview.