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Would Scarlett Johansson Have Been 'Too Sexy' for 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'?

Film 2011/10/18 13:00:00
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David Fincher's film adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" drew the attention of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, from Johnny Depp and George Clooney to Scarlett Johansson. and Ellen Page. While Fincher did end up giving the lead male role to a big name (Daniel Craig, our current James Bond), the female role went to a lesser-known actress named Rooney Mara -- even though Fincher says Johansson's audition was excellent.

His reason: Scarlett Johansson is just too hot.

scarlett johansson

Fincher recently told Vogue, "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 ... 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."

An odd comparison, but OK. Still... Mara isn't exactly "E.T." here. The 26-year-old actress, probably best known for her role as Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend at the beginning of "The Social Network," is actually very pretty. Sure, she looks a little alien in the promotions, but that's after makeup and hair.

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It's not like Patty Jenkins picked Charlize Theron to play Aileen Wuornos in "Monster" because she looked like her. That took work. If he had gone with Die Antwoord rapper Yo-Landi Vi$$er, whom he reportedly approached with the film early on in the process, it would have made a little more sense.
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  • ProudProgressive 2011/10/18 15:40:14
    Yes
    ProudProgressive
    +10
    Nothing against Scarlett Johanssen, but the character of Lisbeth Salander depends greatly on her physical appearance and her discomfort with her own physical appearance. She's not SUPPOSED to be sexy or voluptuous - she's insecure about her own appearance and compensates in part by having a tougher attitude. I can't imagine Scarlett Johanssen looking insecure about her own appearance.

    Just my humble opinion.

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  • ErinGoBragh924 2011/10/18 23:14:05
    Yes
    ErinGoBragh924
    You guys keep showing pictures of Kate Mara, Rooney's sister.
  • Stache Man 2011/10/18 23:11:52
    Yes
    Stache Man
    shes too sexy for everything/anything.
  • Ms. Macabre 2011/10/18 21:57:00
    No
    Ms. Macabre
    +1
    Rooney mara is a fantastic actress. I'm glad she got the role instead of Scarlette.
  • Jalex 2011/10/18 21:24:24 (edited)
    No
    Jalex
    +1
    I think movie magic can do just about anything for one's appearance, but I'm glad Johansson didn't get the role, as her 'greatest' performances have been passable at best, in my opinion.

    And the trailer made Mara's performance look extremely promising, making me even more glad Johansson won't be in it.
  • wes 2011/10/18 20:45:47
    Yes
    wes
    Way too hot.........
  • AlexTheFork 2011/10/18 20:43:36
    Yes
    AlexTheFork
    +1
    I'm currently reading the book but from what I've read so far, Slander isn't supposed to be sexy.
  • ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET 2011/10/18 20:35:40
    No
    ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET
    +3
    She could ugly it up like Charlize Theron did for Monster.

    charlize theron monster
  • OneLast... ☆SPIDER... 2011/10/18 21:20:26
    OneLastWord
    Damn,....... that hard to believe the one on the right is the one on the left. Just think how many beers and cigarettes she had to down and smoke to look like that.
  • Hippie OneLast... 2011/10/19 06:24:12
    Hippie
    Actually she might not had to "down beers and smoke cigarettes" to look like that. You would be in utter shock of how famous peoples makeup teams can change them. She probably just took off all makeup and didn't do a thing to her hair.

    Makes you wonder how beautiful some of these "average" everyday women could look if they had a makeup team of they're own.
  • Ruby De... Hippie 2011/10/19 09:21:20
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    +1
    Charlize had to go through a massive transformation for monster. She put on 30lbs, had her hair fried and thinned, her eyebrows shaved and bleached, prosthetics on her eyelids, her face airbrushed to give her a bad complexion, plus fake teeth and contact lenses.
  • Hippie Ruby De... 2011/10/19 18:59:57
    Hippie
    +1
    Well I've never watched the movie therefore I wouldn't know anything about the fake teeth or weight gain. I figured pretty much that they had to air brush some "bad skin" on her but I was simply stating that it's amazing what makeup can do.
  • OneLast... Hippie 2011/10/19 13:15:21
    OneLastWord
    yipper.
  • thatsnotkawaii 2011/10/18 20:28:12
    Yes
    thatsnotkawaii
    YOOOO-LANDI VI$$ER
  • Hales 2011/10/18 20:25:28
    Yes
    Hales
    Not all heroines aren't supposed to be perfectly gorgeous, that's what makes them more realistic.
  • OneLast... Hales 2011/10/18 21:22:55 (edited)
    OneLastWord
    Yea,...... I see a lot of those realistic lookers at Wal-Mart, but I would not call them heroines.
  • Hales OneLast... 2011/10/19 18:41:59
    Hales
    I'm talking about FICTIONAL heroines -- TVs books etc.
  • OneLast... Hales 2011/10/19 19:24:39 (edited)
    OneLastWord
    Got that. Was just kidding in the first place. :0)
  • Hales OneLast... 2011/10/19 23:57:19
    Hales
    Alrighty. 8)
  • ♥NinjaKittenLovesYou♥ 2011/10/18 20:14:30
    Yes
    ♥NinjaKittenLovesYou♥
    in fact i like 'em both..so..no prob
  • **Southern Man** 2011/10/18 19:43:33
  • Strickster **South... 2011/10/18 21:14:18
    Strickster
    +1
    if you don't mind me asking, what's the movie 2nd pic's from?
  • **South... Strickster 2011/10/18 21:23:38
  • Strickster **South... 2011/10/19 13:57:47
    Strickster
    +1
    oh, i've been wanting to watch that, for some time. One more reason to watch it, i guess. Thanks, man
  • **South... Strickster 2011/10/19 14:51:02
  • OneLast... **South... 2011/10/18 21:29:30
    OneLastWord
    +1
    Amen to that,.....she is a looker, but the producer wanted someone less known than Scarlett.
    Move studios can make anyone look ugly. But going the other way is a streach sometimes.
  • **South... OneLast... 2011/10/18 21:55:35
  • Astro-Boy PHAET 2011/10/18 19:10:55
    No
    Astro-Boy PHAET
    +1
    No, just not a good enough actress.
  • OneLast... Astro-B... 2011/10/18 21:31:56 (edited)
    OneLastWord
    Wrong, director/producer said her try-out was excellent,
  • Astro-B... OneLast... 2011/10/18 22:21:24
    Astro-Boy PHAET
    Then he'd have cast her. If an actress is that good, looks wouldn't have mattered.
  • jlbcalif OneLast... 2011/10/19 03:34:06
    jlbcalif
    all hollywood liberals
  • Miko 2011/10/18 18:57:26
    Yes
    Miko
    She is always sexy.
  • Hobbitt / Oldsquid 2011/10/18 18:57:16
    Yes
    Hobbitt / Oldsquid
    Without a doubt.
  • John Locke 2011/10/18 18:49:38
    Yes
    John Locke
    She is SOOOOOOO fine!
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/10/18 18:47:47
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    YES
  • Rocky 2011/10/18 18:44:30
    No
    Rocky
    +1
    She is a really gorgeous girl but why would anyone deny her this role? Wouldn't they want this movie to be more impressive? Have no idea who Rooney Mara is.
  • JQHiggins 2011/10/18 18:23:58
    No
    JQHiggins
    I'd risk it. . . .
  • doc 2011/10/18 18:22:35
    No
    doc
    Not too sexy but perhaps too Hollywood.
  • sarah boo doc 2011/10/18 18:24:56
    sarah boo
    rites add me as a friend
  • OneLastWord 2011/10/18 18:10:48 (edited)
    Yes
    OneLastWord
    Yes following the book, but she (Scharlett) has a great set of everything. Problem is all men wouldn't be looking at her Tattoo.
  • I Wish I Were A Skywalker..... 2011/10/18 17:19:32
    No
    I Wish I Were A Skywalker... ~ In Television I Trust
    More that she looks too happy, too healthy to play somebody that disturbed. Looks may not be everything in a role, and I'm sure she could act the part, I just don't think it would look right.

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