Noomi Rapace told Cinematical that she is playing a gypsy in ‘Sherlock Holmes 2,’ her first Hollywood film. “My character is a gypsy,” Rapace said in an interview Monday in Los Angeles, Calif. “She is a traveler and she’s cool – she’s a bit crazy, but I like her. I’m having a great time. Rapace said that despite the material’s energetic, fun tone, she is doing a lot of research to make sure her character is as authentic as possible.
I’m doing a lot of research about gypsies,” she explained. “I’m going to Paris to visit some gypsy camps, and I’m going to Transylvania to actually see how they live. Because the gypsies are so poor, they live pretty much the same as they did then, and they keep in the traditions and all of that, so when you go to Transylvania, for example, they live pretty close to the way they lived hundreds of years ago. So I’m listening to gypsy music and I’m learning to sing and dance.
The production of Ritchie’s film has largely been shrouded in mystery thus far, protecting its secrets so they can be properly revealed when the film is released on December 16, 2011. But Rapace revealed that the sequel has a similar tone to the first film, and she’s enjoying exploring that kind of creative environment. “It’s really fun,” she said. “I like the guys I’m working with. I think [in ‘Sherlock Holmes 2’], we’re working in that same kind of landscape. They have created some kind of world, and it’s really fun to work with them.”
Noomi Rapace will be appearing on the Charlie Rose Show tonight to promote “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. I’m sure this is going to be a very interesting interview. Be sure to find it on this site later. Enjoy watching!
Also yesterday, Noomi was a guest on KTLA (her first American television appearance) to promote this weekend’s release of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. She talked about making the film, what an impact the trilogy has had on her career – and Oscar buzz for Lisbeth Salander. The whole appearance can be watched below.
Yesterday, Noomi has attended the 14th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. Dressed by Alexander McQueen, she was honored with the Spotlight Award for her performance in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. All pictures can be found in the gallery, with more information below the previews, courtesy to Variety.
‘Oh, how my life has changed after those three movies,’ Noomi Rapace says. The petite Swede transformed into a kick-butt heroine during her nine months’ filming of the adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling trilogy that began with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and concludes with “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” As Lisbeth Salander, Rapace has become locally and internationally known. “I’ve done a lot of Swedish films but none like these. I don’t think there’s ever been a level like this for Swedish films before,” she notes. Hollywood has come calling, and Rapace is now filming the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel in London. Which character she plays, she cannot say. “But they have invited me to work with them on the script and to find her. â€¦ So actually, this really big movie sometimes feels like a small independent family, searching to do something great together.”
Noomi was spotted yesterday at the 54th BFI London Film Festival, attending the premiere of “Black Swan”. Pictures can be found in the gallery.
Article courtesy the San Franscisco Chronicle: On the phone, what jumps out about Sweden’s Noomi Rapace, who indelibly portrayed iron-willed woman of few words Lisbeth Salander in the “Millennium Trilogy” films, is her British-inflected English and rapid-fire, energetic speech. “I think she’s a beautiful example of how you can manage to survive and turn yourself from being a victim, being pissed on and treated so badly, how you can turn it into strength and into power,” she says of the much-beloved character. “She doesn’t feel pity for herself. She doesn’t complain. She always finds a way to act instead of being wrapped up in a lot of emotional issues. She’s a survivor and a fighter, and she’s trying every minute to free herself and not accept the destiny that everybody around her, pretty much, has forced her into. I think that’s pretty beautiful.”
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