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Keep things? Never. I’m not sentimental, even with my prizes and awards, I think I put a spell on myself if I keep them. I always want to keep moving. I don’t want to rely on my old victories, even though I don’t see them as victories, as I’m quite self-critical and can always do better.

Noomi Rapace (x)

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When I did the last day on the third Millenium movie, I remember that the producers came with big bottles of champagne and were like, “Now we’re going to celebrate! We did it, a year later!” And I was just like, “Oh, just give me a moment,” and I went into the restroom and started to vomit, and I was on the floor for forty minutes. I’m never sick. It’s like my body was just throwing Lisbeth out.

Noomi Rapace, on her immersion in the character of Lisbeth Salander and acting technique [x]

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For me, it was never an action movie. When I read the script, it kind of reminded me a little bit of True Romance and the ’90s movies that I loved; the combination of really strong characters in a quite fucked up world.

Noomi Rapace on Dead Man Down [x]

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And there’s a tiny scene at the end of the movie when she starts to cry, lying outside the space ship in the helmet, ‘I’m very sorry I can’t do it,’ she’s [Shaw] talking to her dead boyfriend. It’s a small piece, but I wanted to see her fragile, trembling heart. She’s not OK with all this, she’s not a tough cookie who can go through anything and stand there and be sexy and beautiful.

Noomi Rapace, on the characterisation of Elizabeth Shaw [x]

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…when she’s [Rapace] Lisbeth and you put a camera on her, and she’s just sitting there looking at you, you think, ‘Oh, my God, what is she going to do?’ There’s an unpredictable, dark, dangerous energy that flows from her.

Niels Arden Oplev, on Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander [x]

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My ambition is that everything I do should be realistic and credible, even if it’s science fiction or fairy tale, it’s important that it’s always grounded in a sort of psychological truth.

Noomi Rapace, [x]

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When I get into a role I become a combination of Noomi and the character. We merge into one. My body follows my mind and adjusts accordingly.

Noomi Rapace

(Source: contributormagazine.com)


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Somebody with that dark, strong energy, that dedication and will to transform herself and stay in that character, for a filmmaker to get that, that’s definitely a gift.

Niels Arden Oplev about Noomi Rapace

(Source: undertheradarmag.com)


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He doesn’t like the bullshit and he doesn’t like people to pose and pretend and to fake things. And he doesn’t like perfection – he’s driven towards something that is more real and cracked. We share that. I don’t want to look perfect. So I don’t want make-up, for instance, unless my character would be wearing it in that situation

Noomi Rapace, on Ridley Scott

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)


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And I started to sweat, and I was in this light blue dress, and I was like, “oh my God! You can actually see that I’m sweating!” and I was really nervous.

Noomi Rapace on meeting Ridley Scott

(Source: youtube.com)