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Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Strawberry Merkin

Recently, Metro had separate one on one interviews with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, stars of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Our full interview will run in Metro New York on December 21st. (Be sure to pick up an issue. They’re free, like the Internet!)

But we wanted to share this exchange early, especially for fans worried that the film is disloyal to the book. According to Mara, she and director David Fincher took every detail very, very seriously.

Metro: What’s the one part of Lisbeth that’s depicted in the movie that might get overlooked, a detail that you hope people catch?

Rooney Mara:I can’t think of a serious answer to that question, but I can think of a ridiculous answer to that question.

Ridiculous answers work, too.

Well, her merkin. There was a lot of discussion that went into my merkin for the movie, because I was naked quite a lot. And I don’t think a lot of people will notice all of the attention that went into that. But there was a lot of discussions around that.

What sort of discussions are we talking about?

Well, you know, in the book she’s meant to have strawberry-blonde hair originally and she dyes it, so we had a special merkin made that was, you know, strawberry-blonde so that it would fit. [laughs]

Source: Metro

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