The Daily Telegraph (2012)
Actress Noomi Rapace says she terrified of being too famous and never wanted to go to Hollywood
May 28, 2012
An actress, among the most in-demand talents in Hollywood, has revealed that she was reluctant to go to Los Angeles. Noomi Rapace, a Swedish actress who will next appear on cinema screens as Elizabeth Shaw in the Ridley Scott science fiction film Prometheus, confessed that she did not think she would fit into the world of Hollywood, website Digital Spy reported. The 32-year-old was ultimately convinced to visit Los Angeles by her manager Shelley Browning.

"I thought LA was more about celebrities and red carpets and glossy big lips and big tits," Rapace told The New York Times Magazine. "I said to Shelley when we met, 'I don't want to go to Hollywood. That's not for me. I want to do real movies'. "And then she said, 'But who do you actually like?' I started to mention people, and she said, 'Those people actually live in LA'."

Rapace, who was sought after her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, added that she never wants to get too famous for fear of not being able to convince the audience of the character that she is playing. "I'm terrified of being too famous," said Noomi, who played Madame Simza Heron in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and is now shooting Brian De Palma's thriller Passion and Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell and Dominic Cooper.. "What I'm really afraid of is that the audiences will go into the theatre and not be able to forget that it's me, that fame will stand in the way of my acting. I want to keep being able to change into different shapes and different personalities."

Prometheus opens in cinemas in Australia on June 7.

2012 The Daily Telegraph