Did Emma Watson Cut Her Hair to Play 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'?

08/10/2010 at 02:05 PM ET


Emma Watson may have credited her dramatic new pixie cut to the end of the Harry Potter series, but now it seems that her freshly shaven do might in fact be for a new movie role. According to British paper The Sun, Watson is up for the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the much-anticipated movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson. And while Emma’s Harry Potter character, Hermione Granger, was a girly wizard with wavy chestnut locks, Lisbeth Salander is a troubled computer hacker with spiky hair and tattoos. Watson’s role in the new flick has yet to be confirmed, but she certainly has some stiff competition: Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana have all also expressed interest in the part—as well as a potential unknown. Whether Watson lands the gig or not, we think she can certainly pull off this chic gamine style. We can’t help but wonder who will be the next to shave it all off for this role! Tell us: Do you think Emma Watson’s should be The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Vote below!

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Gen on

The three movies have been made (there are three books); I’ve seen them them already with subtitles! I think Emma would be great! Not Kristen and certainly not Scarlett. I heard Ellen Page is up as well for the role. Nathalie Portman would be good too!

Meja on

I do not think Watson could play Lisbeth Salander. Noomi Rapace how plays Salander in the orginal swedish movie is perfect for the role as Lisbeth Salander. She is ruff, tuff and mysterious. It takes a very special actress to play this part, she needs to be able to be hard as stone, soft and filled whit emotions boiling inside of her. Its a great movie and a horrible story about mens hat aginst women….. Dont be afried to see the swedish version ” Män som hatar kvinnor” And the 2 follow ups “Flickan som lekte med elden” (girl how playd whit fire) ” Luftslottet som sprängdes” ( direkt translation = The aircastle the got blown up)

Jon on

I’d love to see Emma Watson playing Lisbeth Salander in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but we’ll see what happens?

hollie on

I love Emma Watson but she is a little young for this role…I think Natalie Portman would be perfect for the part of Lisbeth!

Angel on

None of the major actresses listed in this story are actually in contention for the role of Salander. Natalie Portman confirmed at Comic-Con that she was never even approached for the role. So this article isn’t well researched, and therefore, I’m skeptical of it.

Liz on

Yeah this must be fake rumour I don’t believe it.

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Ulf Olofsson on

No offense, but I don’t think Emma could pull off the role of Lisbeth Salander. Noomi Rapace did a spectacular job and the only one I know who could pull that off would be Keira Knightly or possibly Nathalie Portman, but she is possibly a bit too old to be a convincing 22-year old. Lisbeth Salander is not a “cute” star. She has a persona the likes of which has never been portrayed in a movie before and it has nothing do to with Hollywood celebrity – as a matter of fact it is the 180 degree opposite of a Hollywood celebrity.


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