May 25
2012

New article courtesy the New York Times Magazine: In 2007, Noomi Rapace read for the part of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” as a long-shot contender. Though she was a smart and seasoned actress who had worked in film as well as onstage, she was known mainly to Stockholm theatergoers. Her name barely surfaced in the lively public debate in Sweden over who should play Lisbeth, one of the most sought after film roles for a Swedish actress in recent memory.

Moreover, the film’s director, Niels Arden Oplev, feared that Rapace was too attractive to portray the androgynous Lisbeth. After working through a scene with her, though, he changed his mind. “When she’s Lisbeth and you put a camera on her, and she’s just sitting there looking at you, you think, Oh, my God, what is she going to do?” he says. “There’s an unpredictable, dark, dangerous energy that flows from her.” At first, Rapace balked at the prospect of a news conference, because it would be in English, a language she wasn’t yet comfortable speaking. In a clip posted on YouTube of a May 2009 interview, she insisted (in quite passable English) that she belonged in European films. “I don’t have this crazy dream about going to Hollywood,” she says in the video, “because I really love to watch movies and do movies that are complicated, and I want more strange things and complicated things.” The complete article can be read here.

Dec 20
2011

With many thanks to Mariana, scans from the December 19 issue of People Magazine and the December 17 issue of Heat Magazine have been added to the gallery. Edit: With thanks to Elmira, scans from the December issue of the French Cinema Teaser have been added as well.

Dec 07
2011

Collider has run parts of its interview with Noomi Rapace on its website. She talked about working with Ridley Scott, who is one of her heroes, on the 2012 summer blockbuster “Prometheus”, which she recently gotten to see some of while doing ADR in London a couple weeks ago, re-teaming with her Dragon Tattoo director, Niels Arden Oplev, for “Dead Man Down”, starring Colin Farrell, and that it’s looking like The Last Voyage of Demeter is not going to work out. Also – and if this works out it would be the best news EVER – a possible collaboration with Brian DePalma! The complete interview can be read here.

Nov 28
2011

And another batch of recent scans has been added, with many thanks to Mariana! Noomi is featured in the November issue of the Italian A Magazine.

Nov 28
2011

Added scans from the December 2011 issue of Total Film (UK), featuring the Sherlock Holmes stars on the cover and inside with an insightful article and an interview with Noomi Rapace.

Oct 13
2011

Many thanks to Live for sending in scans from the Norwegian Dagens Næringsliv – featuring a stunning pictorial of Noomi. The scans can be found in the gallery.

Sep 17
2011

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.”

Jul 12
2011

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.

May 22
2011

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.

Apr 06
2011

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)