Noomi Rapace: 'I Am Done' Playing Dragon Girl
Even if a fourth book is unveiled, "I never want to repeat myself," says the films' original Swedish star, who thinks Rooney Mara will be "quite interesting" in the U.S. remake.
Swedish star Noomi Rapace says she's finished playing Lisbeth in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
"I actually felt pretty strong that I am done with [Lisbeth]," Noomi tells Access Hollywood.
There is reportedly an unfinished fourth book in the series by author Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004. Still, Rapace, whose The Girl Who Kicks the Hornet's Nest opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, says, "I did everything I could [with the role] and Stieg Larsson didn't finish the fourth book and nobody knows how much [material] there is actually. And then when [an American "Dragon Tattoo" remake was discussed], I said, 'No, I'm done. It's up to somebody else to step in [Lisbeth's] shoes."
"I never want to repeat myself. I want to move on and do new stuff," she goes on.
Rapace is eager to see The Social Network's Rooney Mara tackle the role in the U.S. Remake, which is due in theaters on December 21, 2011.
"I think [it will be] quite interesting to see what they do," she said of the flick. "I love David Fincher. I think he's great."
Rapace will next star alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, as The Hollywood Reporter first revealed.
"I'm now at the point in my life where I have the opportunity and I'm working with people who I really respect and admire so it's wonderful," says Noomi. "[Robert] is fantastic. I've seen most of his work, and I think he's just great. He's such a hard working actor."
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