December 7th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Yesterday, Noomi has attended a Q&A held by BAFTA for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in London. Many thanks to Mariana for bringing this to my attention.

Best For Film has a nice post on the evening with a couple of quotes. Finally settling down to watch The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I was surprised to find Noomi Rapace arrive to greet the audience for an informal Q&A. A combination of seasoned fans and casual movie-goers made for an interesting interaction as the franchise regular answered questions on everything from her love of Sid and Nancy, her burgeoning respect for those who pen movie subtitles, to her involvement in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2. Speaking with surprising honesty about her years as ‘The Girl Who Destroyed The Box Office’, Rapace made it clear that while she harbours a great love for the character she played over three movies, she was not sorry to leave Lisbeth Salander behind. She admitted that with filming finished and her work over , “all the producers wanted to celebrate on the last day but I had to go to the bathroom and throw up. It felt so good to get it all out.” The complete article can be read here.

Edit: Here’s 35 minutes of Noomi’s BAFTA Q&A, found on Vimeo. Enjoy watching!

  December 6th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Article courtesy the New Zealand Herald: Noomi Rapace is finished with her role as prickly computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium film trilogy – and she’s caustic about plans for a remake. By Helen Barlow. In the third movie of the Millennium trilogy, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – out Boxing Day – one of the men trying to undermine the brilliance of Lisbeth Salander remarks on her tiny stature. When you meet Noomi Rapace, you have the same impression. The petite Swedish 30-year-old is an acting powerhouse in the same way that Lisbeth is a hacker par excellence. Certainly Hollywood has taken notice as Rapace is currently filming Sherlock Holmes II with Robert Downey Jnr. in London.

“I always felt like I was going to leave Sweden one day and when I was a kid I was lying to everyone how I was leaving soon,” recalls Rapace. “Probably I always felt a bit on my way. But I don’t have a dream of being a Hollywood superstar. I want to be an actress, that’s all. “I don’t care if I work on a studio production or a small independent film from Ukraine. All I care about are the characters and the stories.”

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  December 5th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Many thanks to Klara for sending in some brand new scans from the December 2010 issue of the Swedish Amelia magazine.

  December 5th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s news on the planned “Alien” prequel, for which Noomi has been in talks to star after meeting with director Ridley Scott, according to Movieweb. If you are anxiously awaiting Ridley Scott’s Untitled Alien Prequel and its subsequent sequel, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. According to Scriptflags, the upcoming sci-fi horror saga won’t return to theaters until 2013 and 2014 respectively. The first of these prequels had previously been set to debut in 2012.

Neither 20th Century Fox nor Ridley Scott gave a reason for the delay. This news comes two months after their widely publicized disagreement over budget and story, which saw Scott wanting a big budget, heavy R rating, while the studio wants a low grade PG-13 outing. In early November, Ridley was quoted as saying, “It’s written and budgeted and, frankly, we’ve already booked film stages in England, so I think [it will happen soon].” And FX supervisor Henry South confirmed that production design had already begun on the project. Principle photography was reportedly set to start in February of 2011, with Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde taking the lead roles in the movie. Damon Lindelof’s rewrite of Jon Spaihts’s screenplay for the prequel was said to be favored by all parties involved, but speculation has it that the movie is being delayed so that this team can further develop the story.

  December 4th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Empire Magazine’s Year in Review features a page on Noomi with an article on her international success this year and the launch of her Hollywood career. The scan can be found in the gallery, with many thanks to Mariana for contributing it!

  December 4th, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A couple of new video clips have been added to the video archive, all excerpts of Noomi’s previous work on Swedish films. They include her 1997 professional film debut “Sanning eller konsekvens” (with many thanks to Klara for providing this clip!), “Älskar, älskar och älskar” (the television adaptation of the 2002 play “Det epileptiska riktmärket”), “Du och Jag” (2004) and her award winning performance in “Daisy Diamond” (2007). Enjoy the clips!


  December 2nd, 2010       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Will one of the year’s best performances go unrecognized? ask The Hollywood Reporter. Noomi Rapace’s role in ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ is ineligible for a Globes nomination. One of the year’s best performances likely will go unrecognized. Noomi Rapace, star of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, isn’t eligible for a Globes nomination; the film unspooled in Europe in 2009, which rules it out. She is not excluded, though, by the Academy. But neither the film’s Swedish producers nor U.S. distributor Music Box can afford a half-million-dollar Oscar campaign. “They wouldn’t make any more money on the film,” one insider says. “And the original Swedish producers are involved with the David Fincher remake. They don’t want Noomi to outshine Rooney Mara.” But don’t cry for Rapace — she got the female lead in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, now shooting in London.

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