Rooney Mara isn’t sure if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an “Oscar movie”.
The actress has already been nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of troubled hacker Lisbeth Salander in the new movie.
However, Rooney refuses to get carried away with awards talk and isn’t convinced the film will be recognised by the prestigious Academy Awards in February.
“I don’t know if this is necessarily an Oscar movie,” she told the Chicago Sun Times. “It’s just not on my radar.”
The movie is based on the bestselling novel by Stieg Larsson and Lisbeth has been heralded as one of the greatest character creations in recent literature.
The role was previously portrayed by Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish version of the film and she received great critical acclaim.
Despite working hard to perfect the character, and going through a huge physical transformation, Rooney was never sure if she had truly captured the essence of Lisbeth.
“Of course, I read all three books. I even watched the Swedish film a few months before I did my first audition, although I didn’t go back and watch it again. I wanted this to be my own,” she admitted. “I don’t think there was a single moment where I finally said, ‘I am this girl.’ You’re never quite sure if you’re doing it right. The second we finished shooting, I wished we could start all over again. I never think I got it right.”
Rooney was honoured to work alongside director, David Fincher and co-star, Daniel Craig.
The movie includes some harrow scenes of sexual abuse, but Rooney felt safe during filming.
“I can’t imagine having gone through the experience with anyone else,” she revealed. “I can’t imagine making this movie with any other people. It would have been a nightmare. I never felt exploited. I always trusted Fincher and felt safe. It was a collaboration.”
Source: Film News