Getting into her dark, mysterious character, the first photos of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander have been released.
The “Social Network” star normally dons a sweet-and-innocent look, but for the cover of W she rocks the dark, tattooed, cigarette smoking style of her character in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
Speaking with W about the role transformation, Rooney told, "I didn't even have pierced ears. They put four holes in each ear, and, weirdly, that hurt the most."
Of choosing Mara, the film’s director David Fincher told press, "I wanted her from the beginning. Rooney may be a trust-fund baby from football royalty but she's level headed and hard working. It's so odd how who people are comes out in auditions. We didn't make it easy for Rooney and there was no way to dissuade her."