A world-class hacker. An Alien-battling archaeologist. Seven identical twins living in a dystopian nightmare. When it comes to choosing roles, Noomi Rapace has always been drawn to tough characters — so it should come as no surprise that her latest, that of steely bodyguard Sam in the Netflix thriller Close, also fits the description.
“I’ve always been so fascinated by female bodyguards,” Rapace explains. “I was obsessed with their world and how good they are at leading people and blending in and basically not taking up any space. They’re behind you or in front of you, but they walk with you. It’s almost like a dance. It’s just a very intriguing, kind of hidden and secretive world.”
Her Close character, as seen in the exclusive trailer above, definitely knows how to stay out of the spotlight. Directed by Vicky Jewson, the film begins with Rapace’s Sam hired to protect an heiress named Zoe (Sophie Nélisse) in what seems like a straightforward job — until a mysterious group attempts to kidnap Zoe and forces the two women to go on the run.
“She would die for the people she protects, but she also has a lot of ghosts from her past that she’s not really dealing with, and she doesn’t have a lot of personal relationships,” Rapace says of Sam. “She doesn’t let people in.”
That complexity drew Rapace to the role, which is based on that of Jacquie Davis, one of the world’s leading female bodyguards, whose clients have included J.K. Rowling, Nicole Kidman, and members of the British royal family. Rapace met with Davis, who also served as a consultant on Close, and trained in London with The Circuit — the British organization for close protection officers — in order to perform her many fight brutal scenes.
“[Jacquie] has seen the dark side of humanity several times, and her heart is heavy but also strong,” Rapace says. “I’m obsessed with digging into the human psyche and discovering how different things will change you as a person, and I feel like my peek into this world stayed with me. It left a mark on me.”
Hello, everyone! Noomi attended the 2018 British Fashion Awards (December 10) in partnership with Swarovski and held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Several high quality images were added to our gallery, enjoy!
Hello, Noomi fans! Noomi Rapace has been set to star in thriller The Secrets We Keep, which has swedish fallow actor Joel Kinnaman in talks to join.
Yuval Adler (Bethlehem) will direct; script comes from Ryan Covington. Rapace will play Maja, a woman rebuilding her life along with her husband Dobie in New York after WWII. When they encounter an eerily familiar man their life starts to unravel. They wonder, could this be the officer who was one of their chief tormentors at concentration camp Birkenau all those years ago?
Shoot is due to get under way early next year.
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Hello, everyone! Noomi attended Louis Vuitton X Grace Coddington Event this week and you can check out our gallery to see some pretty high quality images. Enjoy!
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Deadline — The BAFTA nominated actress will play Harriet “Harry” Baumann in the currently filming next round of the big play by the House of Bezos. The female lead character is described by Cuse as a “formindable” agent in Germany’s Secret Intelligence, who meets up with Kransinski’s Ryan in South America.
Set to launch its first season on August 31, the Wendell Pierce co-starring and Graham Roland co-showrun Jack Ryan was renewed for a second cycle back in April.
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Hello, friends! As you noticed, Noomi Rapace Online was re-designed thanks to our friend Nicole, isn’t it pretty? The new version features Noomi’s photoshoot for Flaunt published last year. And you can see it visiting our gallery