A couple of more pictures from various theatre productions have been added to the gallery with many thanks to Alicia for contributing them!
Congratulations to Noomi for winning Best Actress at the 2010 Sao Paolo International Film Festival for her performance in Pernilla August’s drama “Beyond” (SvinalÃ¤ngorna). The film also won the Special Jury Prize in Sao Paolo as well as the NDR top prize at the Nordic Film Days in LÃ¼beck – the largest festival of Scandinavian films outside the Nordic countries. To learn more about “Beyond”, have a look at its detail site in the career section.
Article courtesy People Magazine: When Noomi Rapace won the role of the gutsy Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films, she knew it would change her life. But not quite the way she expected. “I thought everyone would hate me!” says Rapace, 30, who transformed herself into an androgynous, punky, chain-smoking computer hacker for the three Swedish movies. “The readers of the books have such a strong relationship with her as a character, I thought they’d never accept what I did with Lisbeth. It felt like a suicide mission to accept the role.” To prepare, Rapace trained kick-boxing four times a week for seven months, dieted, got a motorcycle license, cut her hair and pierced herself a total of six times. Her 7-year-old son â€“ with Swedish actor Ola Rapace â€“ was at first hesitant about his mom’s new look. “For the first movie, he asked me, ‘Mom, why do you want to look like a teenage boy?'” she says. “For the last movie, I shaved my head on both sides like a Mohawk. I brought him with me when I did it, because I didn’t want to come home and look like Edward Scissorhands and scare him! He sat there and looked at me and said, ‘Mom, why are you doing this?’ After a while, he said, ‘I think it looks good! I want a hairdo like that, too!’ That’s when I said, ‘Stop!'”
With many thanks to Mariana, scans from the December 2010 issue of the British Marie Claire magazine have been add to the gallery. Enjoy reading!
The career section and gallery have been updated with extensive information on Noomi’s work in the theatre. You can now find detail pages on each production that Noomi has participated in, ranging from Strindberg’s The Father to Sarah Kane’s controversial Blasted to her most recent performance as Medea. Each page is accompanied by background information and pictures, so have a look :-)
With many thanks to my friend Mariana here are exclusive scans from the August 21, 2010 issue of the British Times Magazine, a four page article on Noomi entitled “The Girl with the World at her Feet”. Enjoy reading!
Time Magazine is full of praise for Noomi, as you can read in the following article, accompanied by an exclusive Q&A video: Lisbeth Salander, the character at the center of Stieg Larsson’s three novels (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and their Swedish film versions, has ascended to a rare height in crime fiction: she’s become the female Hannibal Lecter.