Girl with the funky new ‘do

Rooney Mara’s feeling rebellious. The former girl-next-door of horror redo A Nightmare On Elm Street and awards-attracter The Social Network has dyed her hair black, slashed it short, and peppered her body with tattoos. All in the name of art, of course, because this is Mara in full Lisbeth Salander regalia as the no-prisoners riot grrl of David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. “Before I read the book, I didn’t think I could do it,” Mara’s confessed. “I really wanted to be Lisbeth, but I thought I had no shot at it.” For Fincher, the 25-year-old Mara was the only one up to the task: “I wanted her from the beginning. She’s level-headed and hardworking; there was no way to dissuade her.” Word on the street is that Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Swedish crime novel comes with its own brand new ending – Salander holidaying in Disneyland? Somehow we doubt it.

Via Total Film