Right at the height of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fever, Rooney Mara has scored the cover of Entertainment Weekly, where she’s a pierced and tatted-up Lisbeth Salander. Her character has been one of the most discussed in recent history, and fans of the books have been endlessly fascinated with the frail actress’s transformation. Director David Fincher discussed getting Rooney to the place where she was a believable Lisbeth:
“Rooney’s a beautiful girl. She can look like Audrey Hepburn—but she can also look like a boy. So we’d decide where we wanted to put the stud through her eyebrow by asking, ‘Where is it going to be most in the way? Where is the most distracting place?’ ” Also, he adds, “We had to be really sure that the nipple piercing was in the place where it was going to catch the light.”
Light-catching nipple piercings? Man, that sounds like an Austin Powers character.