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Is This What Scarlett Johansson Would’ve Looked Like As Lisbeth Salander?

Is This What Scarlett Johansson Would've Looked Like As Lisbeth Salander?

“We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place,” David Fincher said last year about trying to cast Lisbeth Salander for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “Look, we saw some amazing people. 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.”

In case you need that translated, Fincher felt that ultimately, ScarJo was just too hot to play the socially maladjusted Lisbeth, and we wouldn’t argue with that. But what if she did get the role? While this shot for the latest issue of W magazine is supposed to represent “the ’90s” (really? it looks like it represents Hot Topic) it does get the actress into some goth gear which we don’t see everyday. So tweak that patch of grey to black (and give it a trim), maybe change the lipstick and a few other adjustments….could it have worked? Here’s the full image — weigh in below. [Celebitchy]

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I'm not a fan of Mara, but ScarJo is one of the most boring actors. She looks like a cheap Debbie Harry wannabe here.


Firstly i thought this article was published for a wrong date.


Personally, I think Fincher — who is one of my favorite directors — screwed up the casting on "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," big-time. Yes, Lisbeth is supposed to be socially maladjusted, but while that can work on the page, movies require actors that the audience can invest in; the role of Lisbeth, because her exterior is so hard, required someone who could suggest an additional quality – personality, charisma, warmth, anything – beneath that exterior. In my opinion, casting someone with a confrontational screen presence (i.e. Mara Rooney) exacerbated the inherent problem. Maybe ScarJo's natural sensuality would have provided an interesting tension to Lisbeth's asexuality, and maybe not… but if she had played the role, I think I would have been more invested in the character.


Bizarre article: Does this phtotoshoot that has absolutuely nothing to do with the movie containing a part that ScarJo din't get give any clues as to what she might have look like in the role? The answer is no.


Umm, this is a bit of a weird celebrity based non-article article.


Dodged a bullet on that one…


Debby Harry!!!!!


That hair and makeup are all wrong, but Scarlett can't help but be sexy. 'Shop the hair all black, lips neutral and take away the rings and you'd be close I guess. The tats and the nose ring are right on.


Is This What Scarlett Johansson Would've Looked Like As Lisbeth Salander?
Hell no!

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