Rough Cut with 'Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara

The rising star tells Peter Travers what she likes best about Lisbeth Salander.
2:45 | 12/23/11

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Transcript for Rough Cut with 'Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara
Portray a character as unique as -- -- Salinger the central character -- girl with the dragon tattoo. -- with many challenges. Namely the piercing the tattoos the attitude. Rooney Mara talked with film critic Peter Travers some popcorn about the challenges of playing such a beloved character. Check out this rough cut. -- when he particularly likes. I find as much better -- works from home. Back to told -- I want to meet with told and many more times -- -- to make a -- -- very much she's one of the -- investigators I have as soft on record for us. She's different. -- -- In any way. You don't. -- -- Jumping on the record. Who is -- who is this person. She's kind of hard. She can't -- be defined. Obama -- -- market got. What -- character that you know when you start reading them boxer you know when you're watching a movie. Just kind of some you have to discover -- discover her search slowly. And then back in and I think you know most people on fall in love with her but -- sort of she says -- sort of a slow discovery in she's unlike anyone we've ever read about -- seen before in key. She sort of she's a girl who lives by her -- her own set of rules she has a very strict moral code and she's very uncompromising. But she has -- look. Just have a look at it how can I -- -- without even thinking about it -- why why well because that it is -- -- -- years. It's not pop rock exactly what it's a little bit like but it doesn't really look what she's in a band. I think her look is very interesting in Stockholm you know but I think you putter and -- the use diligence is just. Someone living in the -- hoods you know to me I think it's it's. You know much more her character that it that much burnished -- me.

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