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

08/10/2010 at 02:05 PM ET

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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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Sorting on

I like Emma Watson and all…but lets face the facts…she isnt the greatest actress. GET NATALIE PORTMAN TO DO IT. PLEASE.

edosan on

jiminy crickets… what an american/english version of the movie???
haven’t they learned?
remember La Femme Nakita the french movie?
and they came our with an american version hmmm
the French version was better… so stop it!!!
Noomi Rapace will only the Lisbeth Salander
anything else is a cleaned up geared for visually
shallow. Let me guess who they’ll cast as
Mikael Blomkvist…Robert Pattinson or better yet Justin Beaver?? for the love of great movies don’t recast movies for the visually shallow… please

edosan on

read the book first before dreaning up to cast
cutesie actors and actresses who cannot act.
Take in and read lisbeth salander character,
SHE AINT CUTE!!!
magazines have the tendency to put a glossy side
shallow superficial side on all things…
case in point emma watson as Lisbeth…
hmmm
I can see wynona ryder when she was in her 20′s perform this character or even pink!!!
but a cutsie actress? give us a break there’s enough airbrushing already out there, the kids are already having a difficult time let alone the parents being force to spend unecessarily on beauty products… how much more will these magazines push society?? can’t they do realy journalism on real people instead for the shallow

Wendy on

I totally agree with AZgirl. I can’t even watch the Twilight films due to Stewart’s zombie, monotone performance. She ruins the films she’s in. I’m reading the Laarson book right now and I think Emma Watson would be great in the role, she has the look, especially if she dyes her hair black for the role. I hope she gets the part, it would be so different for her and I would definitely see that film.

Gena on

I think Emma Watson would be a better candidate than Kristin Stewart, Scarlet Johanson, or Kiera Knightly. Natalie Portman could probably pull it off. She is petite in frame and can act fierce- which will be required to remotely pull off Lisbeth Salander. But honestly, I think they need to find an unknown. I really feel that putting anyone with a bit of notoriety would damage the integrity of Lisbeth’s character.

richard harrington on

I think Emma Watson would be perfect for the role of Lisbeth.After we have all seen the emotional range she’s capable of in the Harry Potter films.In those films you’ll notice that she hits every single emotional cue perfectly.The inflection she puts on certain words at just the right time,which I’m sure isn’t a conscience choice she makes.It’s just who she is.I’ve seen all 3 films with Noomi Rapace,who is my favorite Actress now.Emma Watson is the only one besides maybe Natalie Portman who will do Noomi Rapace and the character of Lisbeth justice.Noomi left some huge shoes to fill.I believe Emma or Natalie could do it.I will not go see the film if it’s anyone else.Emma is more than capable to play the part.Like Noomi,when Emma isn’t talking her eyes are speaking volumes.And that is the sign of a brilliant Actress.

sarah on

oh gosh, they have already made the movies for the books and it can not get any better than that. Hollywood will destroy the essence of the books…

Toya on

ALTHOUGH I BELIEVE THAT EACH OF THESE WOMAN/GIRLS CAN PLAY THIS PART, IF I HAD 2 CHOSE, I CHOSE KRISTEN… I THINK SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB IN THE RUNAWAYS AND SHOULDN’T BE JUDGED 4 HER PART IN TWILIGHT AS BELLA SWAN. THOUGH, KRIS HAS WAYS 2 GO B4 SHE’S GREAT, SHE’LL GET THERE WITH PLENTY EXPERIENCE IF GIVEN THE CHANCE [PERIOD]!!~T

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Lynithia on

Emma as Lizbeth? You have got to be KIDDING!!! Emma is a pretty young woman, however, she can’t act her way out of paper bag even if she had directions! This young woman should quit the acting field and find something she can do besides look pretty and wear designer clothes! But as an actor – NO WAY!

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