Lisbeth Salander, or play in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara had her head shaved, bleached eyebrows and body piercing, tells Vogue. The physical transformation of Rooney Mara for the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (released in the United Kingdom, December 26) was nothing less than brutal. In the hands of Pat McGrath Makeup, costume designer and stylist Trish Summerville Danilo (goes with one name only), Mara made to have a shaved head – and the rest of the locks dyed black – to appear bleached eyebrows invisible and multiple piercings in her ears and nose.
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It was all in a day’s work of the young actress, who was plucked from obscurity to play the role of Salander. He was discovered by David Fincher, director of the film, after appearing in the social network and beat Scarlett Johansson for the role.
McGrath, that extravagant and fantastic creations that make a Galliano couture show appears as the theater, he oversaw the transformation that took place over two weeks in New York.
Were you traumatized, Vogue calls? “The eyebrows were the biggest surprise, because it really changed my face, and I do not recognize myself,” says Mara. “But I was okay, because I knew it would be really useful to get into character.
“Before, I dressed much girlier” he says. “A lot of blush colors stuff. Now, literally jump out of bed and get what’s there. I really enjoyed being a boy last year,” Mara told the magazine.
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Over an intense period of two days, the team created 26 different looks for the character of Mara. “We sick clown white makeup powder stitches in his face all the way to the eyes of fat, blood,” says McGrath. “I immediately knew he could make his character so different. And then, once the hair was cut crazy that way, I was like, Well, eyebrows have to go. And finally, now that would be see again. “