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Noomi Rapace Isn’t Polite with Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy and Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace doesn't "need to be polite" when she works with Tom Hardy.

The Swedish actress appears alongside the Batman: The Dark Knight Rises star in Soviet-era thriller Child 44, and says their on screen chemistry comes from being such good friends off-camera:

"I met Tom two years previously and we were looking for something to work on. What was really great was that we know each other really well, and we really trust each other, so we don't need to be polite, we don't need to start from zero. We could just melt into the next one. We had so much for free. It felt like we were this gypsy family coming from New York with all our family and the next stop was Prague [in The Czech Republic]."

Noomi also told how one of the main reasons she wanted to become an actress and travel the world was so it got her away from the cold winters of her native Sweden, but also acknowledged they were always a good time for her creatively. "Because it's dark and cold out, it forces people to be creative, you can't just sit and hang out. For six months it's dark and lonely and forces some creativity," she added.


Ridley Scott: Casting is Key

Ridley Scott and Noomi Rapace

Ridley Scott claims the key to a successful movie is all in the casting. The Prometheus director is careful to surround himself with a great cast on all the films he makes, and from there tries to ensure the experience is as "fun" as possible.

"I think every director has his own method, and mine is all in the casting, the actors usually trust me. I like to have a team and I make it, honestly, as much fun as possible," he said.

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Noomi Rapace Isn’t Sexy in Prometheus

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace insists her role in Prometheus wasn't sexy.

The 32-year-old actress portrays archaeologist Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in the forthcoming movie and though there are scenes where she appears scantily clad, she insists her looks were not the focal point of the scenes.

"I'm running around half naked in a couple of scenes and I never thought about it. Ridley [Scott, director] didn't want me dressed that way for kicks. It's not sexy - just very basic - and it serves the scene. I'm not here to be sexy. Sometimes you can do a sexy part or play a woman who's supposed to be beautiful and then we can do beauty. That's for another movie. But for this movie it was sweat. More sweat, then more dirt. More blood. The make-up artist said it was unusual to ask for more fake blood and sweat, but I loved it."

Noomi enjoyed working with the acclaimed filmmaker on the movie, and said the pair are "kindred spirits." She told the Daily Mail, "He doesn't see it from a man's perspective and at time we were like kindred spirits, sharing the body of the character."

Quote of the Day: Noomi Rapace on Lisabeth Salander

Noomi Rapace as Lisabeth Salander

"I felt like she lived in me... My Lisbeth was my Lisbeth. I gave her my life and my soul for one-and-a-half years, and then I was finished. I’m so done with her... My whole body was just kind of throwing Lisbeth out of me. I was like, I don’t know who I am anymore! It’s almost like you’re coming out of a… It’s like you’ve loaned yourself to someone else."

- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows actress Noomi Rapace, reflecting on her portrayal of Lisabeth Salander in the original adaptations of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 29, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Saw 3D (R): starring Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor (directed by Kevin Greutert)
  • Eichmann* (NR): starring Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Garity, Franka Potente (directed by Robert Young)
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest* (R): starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre (directed by Daniel Alfredson)
  • Inspector Bellamy* (NR): starring Gerard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Jacques Gamblin (directed by Claude Chabrol)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 26, 2010

Back to the FutureHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Alien (Anthology): Blu-ray
  • Back to the Future (25th Anniversary Trilogy): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Elf (Ultimate Collector's Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lake Placid 3: DVD
  • Paths of Glory: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Santa Claus: The Movie: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sex and the City 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • South of the Border: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?: DVD
  • Winter's Bone: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend: July 9, 2010

Need a way to cool off from the high temperatures? Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Despicable Me (PG): starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove (directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Sergio Pablos)
  • Predators (R): starring Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace (directed by Nimrod Antel)
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire* (R): starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin (directed by Daniel Alfredson)
  • Grease Sing-A-Long* (PG-13): starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing (directed by Randal Kleiser)

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 19, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Bounty Hunter (PG-13): starring Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis (directed by Andy Tennant)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG): starring Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris (directed by Thor Freudenthal)
  • Repo Men (R): starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber (directed by Miguel Sapochnik)

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