Sunday, May 2, 2010

I’m not so sure now

I know I just recently declared that I believed Kristen Stewart would be perfect as Lisbeth Salander in the US remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, but that was before I took a closer look at a few other options such as the top contender, Carey Mulligan, and I re-considered one of my initial favorites: Ellen Page.

The original Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace)

I just saw “An Education” which was the movie (or rather, her role in the movie) that landed Carey Mulligan an Oscar nomination. And after having seen the movie, I must admit, it was much deserved. It is truly a wonderful movie, and she just shines! I don’t know if she’d be perfect for Lisbeth Salander, but seeing her portray a 16 year old (she’s 23 herself) with such conviction made me think she can definitely pull it off.

But then I saw a clip from “Hard Candy” where Ellen Page is ABSOLUTELY brilliant, and then I can’t help but think she is perfect for the Lisbeth Salander role. I mean, in many ways she really IS Lisbeth Salander in “Hard Candy” – well, apart from the whole Goth/Punk look with tattoos and piercings, of course.

The reason Kristen Stewart remains an obvious possibility actually has nothing to do with her acting, but more so the fact that she looks and acts like Lisbeth Salander when she’s just being Kristen Stewart in public. She’s awkward, shy and quiet, but you can see her mind is going a million miles a minute (maybe struggling to keep that closet door closed and simply not wanting to be in the public eye in the first place).

It just seems that she is already the character, so she’ll do an amazing job – plus, she’d get to kiss more females, if they stay true to the books and Swedish adaptations. ;o)

What do you think?

- GG


Ab Wolf said...

THAT is the big question and You really made me thinking about it! Ellen or Kristen...I think they both could play the role well but who will be better? Ellen could change herself whatever she want to play and Kristen has that "lisbethish" personality, so I really don't know. But I hope one of hers get the role!

(Noomi was fantastic, afterall)

*** GayGirl *** said...

Oh yeah, I cannot stress enough that I thought Noomi was perfect in the role of Lisbeth Salander. :o)

- GG

soz said...

It looks almost certain that Carey Mulligan will land the role. I think she'll be excellent.

commentgirl said...

Oh man, I have said that Kristen Stewart is gay for EVER! People are like "No, she's with Robert" and I'm like "That doesn't mean sh*t" I was with a guy for a year and secretly a lesbian soo...but yea, i totally agree and would be willing to bet (I'm that certain). I'm glad I'm stumbled across your blog!