It’s not just Rooney Mara ...

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2011 18:59:47 October 17, 2011 18:59:47

In the November issue of Vogue.

ItΓÇÖs Rooney Mara AND her creator David Fincher. Yes. I said creator. Read the article and see if you donΓÇÖt feel the same way afterwards. One of the BEST Vogue celebrity profiles in a LONG, LONG time. So much better than the generic and safe Sarah Jessica Parker/Jennifer Garner/Jessica Biel pieces we get all the f-cking time in fashion magazines that donΓÇÖt offer anything insightful, provocative, or, more appropriately, because it is a FASHION magazine after all, stylish.

We are approaching the release of the Fincher version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This is Hollywood. By the end of their marketing strategy then, their goal is to make you forget about every other Lisbeth Salander you ever knew. Rooney Mara IS Lisbeth Salander. Because David Fincher commands?

Oh but itΓÇÖs a fascinating relationship. In Daniel CraigΓÇÖs words: ΓÇ£ItΓÇÖs f-cking weird!ΓÇ¥

Hit me up after you read about how she looks at him. How she canΓÇÖt camouflage, even in front of a journalist, her devotion to him, her consuming need for his approval. About everything. Even what she eats. The food control! HeΓÇÖs her food boss! He is comfortably her food boss, in front of someone whoΓÇÖs stated purpose in their presence is to be an observer and report back, thereΓÇÖs no denying heΓÇÖs her food boss. Her everything boss.

Counter-thinking? LetΓÇÖs behave like this on purpose to start a conversation? Like a distorted version of Blomkvist and Salander? ItΓÇÖs not like David Fincher is a stranger to a mind game. Sure. And if that was the intention, well, they did it really well. Because weΓÇÖre supposed to see it through the writer. And the writer totally bought it.

Something about FincherΓÇÖs filmmakerΓÇÖs approach though... I think this is legit. I think heΓÇÖs control and order and with an actress of RooneyΓÇÖs... inexperience, shall we say, this is exactly how heΓÇÖs playing it.  It is a 3 movie franchise, right? You could do worse for a mentor, I guess. ItΓÇÖs creepy and fascinating to me at the same time. Adds yet another dimension to the anticipation for this movie. Brilliant, non?

Anyway, I need to stop writing so that you can go off and read it. I promise. ItΓÇÖs a must. Including the part where Fincher explains why he didnΓÇÖt cast Scarlett Johansson who supposedly threw down an amazing audition but... well... find out for yourself why she didnΓÇÖt get the part.

Click here
to read the piece and see more photos. Of course Anna Wintour chose the least interesting shot to turn into the cover.


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