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  Frederik     September 17, 2011     Comment?

Noomi Rapace, who appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, says she is ‘glad’ to be tattoo free, in an article by The Telegraph. Noomi Rapace, who stars in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, will sympathise with the growing movement against “body art”. Although she played the title role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Swedish actress tells Mandrake: “I tried to give myself a tattoo when I was younger using needles and ink. Thankfully, it didn’t work, though.” Speaking at the launch of the Vinyl Factory art gallery in west London, she adds: “I never went on to try and get a professional one and I am very glad of that.”

  Frederik     July 12, 2011     Comment?

A new section has been added to Noomi Rapace Online – the print archive features both articles and interviews with Noomi from the past years to the current. Have a look and check back for additions. If you have an article that isn’t featured yet in the archive, feel free to drop me a line.

  Frederik     May 22, 2011     3 Comments

Apologies for the lack of updates, but since Noomi is currently filming “Prometheus”, there’s absolutely nothing new to report. Except this one, the June 2011 issue of In Style features Noomi among their sexy dozen of 2011. Scans can be found in the gallery.

  Frederik     April 06, 2011     Comment?

Noomi Rapace had a ball filming Sherlock Holmes 2 with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. The actress, who starred in the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo film trilogy, enjoyed the change of atmosphere in Guy Ritchie’s action sequel, titled Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. “(It was) good, we had so much fun with both guys, Robert and Jude. It kind of felt like we were playing – it was very playful, and easy and fun,” she revealed. Noomi’s next role in Prometheus sees her working alongside Oscar-nominee Ridley Scott. “Now I’m working with Ridley and he is something completely different. To be able to do Sherlock first, and then with Ridley. For me, to work with Ridley, it is a dream coming true,” she said. The 31-year-old – who won best actress at the Jameson Empire Awards – said Prometheus has its roots in Ridley’s first sci-fi film, Alien. “It is kind of related to the first one in one way. It’s the first sci-fi movie Ridley is doing after Blade Runner so he is stepping, not back, but into that universe again.” (source: The Associated Press)

  Frederik     March 28, 2011     Comment?

Exlusive article by Empire Magazine: If Lord Lucan reappeared to direct a film about the Wombles, it’d struggle to match Ridley Scott’s Prometheus for secrecy. While the web melts down under the weight of speculation about the movie’s mythology and storyline, we think Scott may have threatened to run over any cast member who spills the beans with one of his brother’s trains. Thanks, then, to Noomi Rapace for sharing a few titbits on her character, scientist Elizabeth Shaw, when we caught up with her at the Jameson Empire Awards. “She’s not that damaged which for me is kind of nice,” laughed the one-time Lisbeth Salander, now a week into filming at Pinewood. “She has an inner strength that is quite beautiful and a pureness too. She’s very obsessed with finding out something.”

Rapace wouldn’t elaborate on what exactly that thing is but it could answer to the name ‘voracious xenomorph’. So will Prometheus mirror the psychological horror of Alien? “Yes, kind of,” says Rapace. “What I like so much about the Alien movies is that they’re out there in space and it’s weird, but [the characters] are very human and very down to earth. That’s what [Ridley] created and that’s who he is, and I think we’ll probably see that again on this one.” Post-Dragon Tattoo, The Swedish actress is in serious demand but one project that hangs in the balance is David Slade’s vampire flick The Last Voyage Of Demeter, with a possible scheduling clash in the offing. “I do hope [I can do it] but I don’t know,” says Rapace, “I’m occupied until late July or August.” Rapace, a convert to the joys of London since moving to the city in September to prep for Prometheus, is still weighing her option for when the sci-fi wraps later this year. “For the moment I don’t want to decide what to do next,” she explains, “I think I’d like to do something quite small.”

  Frederik     March 08, 2011     Comment?

Article and quotes courtesy ReelzChannel. Director Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus began as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, until a few months ago, when the Prometheus title was announced and Scott revealed that the movie would include “a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place.” It was also announced that Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) had landed the lead role in the movie, that of a scientist named Elizabeth Shaw. It’s the second major role the actress has landed in Hollywood, along with the role of the gypsy Sim in Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. During a visit to the Game of Shadows, Rapace described the Prometheus role to MTV and talked about what it’s like to be in Scott’s sci-fi movie.

It’s overwhelming. It’s a great honor and I’m really excited. I’ve met him maybe seven or eight times and he’s so passionate. I think he really loves movies. He watches movies every night. He’s seen everything. When you talk about anything, you know, he’s seen it and knows it. So it’s so inspiring to talk to him. We had a long chat on the phone – he’s in LA now – about my character. I have many ideas and he has many ideas, and now we’re starting to search and try to find her. I’m jumping into that straight off of [A Game of Shadows]. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, so I will step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.

The Alien franchise has always had a female lead, that of Ripley, the character Sigourney Weaver played in all four Alien movies. Despite Prometheus only containing “strands of Alien DNA,” the comparisons of Rapace’s Shaw to Weaver’s Ripley are inevitable, but not something that Rapace is worried about since Shaw is definitely her own character.”

She’s a scientist and she’s very bright. She’s a believer. I think there are some similarities, but she’s very much her own. I don’t think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie.

The cast for Prometheus continues to grow. With Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron set to co-star with Rapace, Idris Elba (The Losers, Thor), Sean Harris and Kate Dickie were added the cast at the end of last month, and, according to the DailyMail (via The Playlist), British actor Rafe Spall (Hot Fizz) is joining the cast as well in an unspecified role. Details of the exact storyline, originally written by Jon Spaihts, and rewritten by Damon Lindelof, as well as many of the movie’s characters, are being kept secret for now.
Prometheus is set to start production on March 21, and, as Rapace pointed, will continue for six months. The movie is scheduled to open on June 8, 2012.

  Frederik     March 05, 2011     Comment?

The Australian has a nice article on Noomi Rapace, just in time for the down under release of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. An excerpt follows below. The complete article can be read here. On screen it is clear how keenly Noomi Rapace inhabited the role of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Her bracing, brooding performance in the first film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, propelled the unknown Swedish actress out of a steady career in Scandinavia into the global spotlight and was enough to convince Guy Ritchie and Ridley Scott to cast her, respectively, as the lead in the coming Sherlock Holmes sequel and the Alien prequel, Prometheus. US critic Roger Ebert was moved to write that Rapace’s Lisbeth “is as compelling as any movie character in recent memory”. She wasn’t always such. Larsson’s three novels, published posthumously, focused on campaigning journalist Mikael Blomkvist as much as the psychologically damaged hacker Lisbeth. And when filming began neither was anticipated to capture the world’s imagination. They were solid characters, yes, but not superstars.