Rooney Mara is Vogue’s November cover girl and she’s also the actress who landed the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s version of the international hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
While Mara dons dragon glam for her Vogue cover she chats on video about the experience of taking on the indelible role of the bisexual computer hacker that Noomi Rapace originated.
Regarding auditioning for the role of Lisbeth Mara says she wasn’t sure if she could get the role or even if she was right for it, adding that saying that prior to her first audition she had only seen the first Swedish film. She adds however that once she knew there was interest in her playing the role she went back and read the books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and watched all three films as well.
The actress, who is perhaps best known for handing Jessie Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg his battered ego in The Social Network, also discusses her transformation for the role and what she considers might be the larger challenge of returning to life after Lisbeth.
It will be “harder to figure out who I am now,” Mara says of life in a post-Lisbeth world.
Here’s Mara in her own words: