Scarlett Johansson - Scarlett Johansson 'Too Sexy' For Role

Scarlett Johansson was deemed too sexy to star in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.

Director David Fincher decided against giving the role of main character Lisbeth Salander - who is played by Rooney Mara - to the 26-year-old beauty, despite her "great" audition, because people "can't wait for her to take her clothes off".

He told Vogue.com: "We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place.

"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.

"I keep trying to explain this. Salander should be like E.T. If you put E.T. dolls out before anyone had seen the movie, they would say, 'What is this little squishy thing?' Well, you know what? When he hides under the table and he grabs the Reese's Pieces, you love him! It has to be like that."

Before finally casting Rooney in the role, David - who directed 'The Social Network', the 26-year-old stunner's last movie - was worried he wouldn't ever find the right actress to portray the character.

He added: "I had seen a lot of actresses. I was beginning to get to the point where I was thinking, 'Maybe conceptually you are talking about a person who doesn't exist'."


Contactmusic

Tags: Scarlett Johansson - David Fincher - Rooney Mara - Tattoo


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising...

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture at Comic-Con 2014

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Synder sent the...

Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture at Comic-Con 2014

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No...

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

Pharrell Williams Ft. Miley Cyrus - Come Get It Bae Video

Pharrell Williams teams up with Miley Cyrus in the dance frenzy that is his video for...

Pharrell Williams - Come Get It Bae Video

Best Actor? Can Benedict Cumberbatch See Off Oscars Competition?

Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting career seems unstoppable...

Best Actor? Can Benedict Cumberbatch See Off Oscars Competition?
Advertisement

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Scarlett Johansson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Scarlett Johansson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All