Daniel Craig was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in the summer for Cowboys & Aliens and his pants action was piss poor. Click here for a refresher. This time it’s for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. MUCH better.

As we build towards the film’s release, we are now getting more and more access to its centrepiece Lisbeth Salander played by Rooney Mara. She talks to EW about how she physically prepared for the role and David Fincher defends the controversial poster that so many of you hated and you can click here to read an excerpt from the article but my favourite quote isn’t about the actual character but about Rooney’s attitude in getting to be the character, in relation to all the other girls who wanted Lisbeth for themselves. Rooney was not the first choice:

“They said they didn’t want to see me. I was like, ‘Okay, that makes sense. I don’t think I’m necessarily right for it either.’ And then I saw the girls who were potentially up for the part all over the Internet and I thought, ‘Well, if these girls are going in, I should get a chance. They’re not necessarily any more right for it than I am.’”

Who were those other girls?

Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Mia Wasikowska, Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley...

There it is. That’s what happens all day, every day in that town. Two good parts all year and all of them fighting for it, second guessing themselves, questioning each other, judging each other...

And then at the parties it’s all kisses and hugs!

Why can’t that be a reality show?