Many actresses worry about always looking pretty in movies, no matter how dark and gritty the film may be. Not Noomi Rapace, the star of the upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus. Rapace reveals that she wanted to get bloody and dirty for the action role.
The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo plays alien-battling archaeologist Dr Elizabeth Shaw in Ridley Scott‘s highly-anticipated movie, and she snubbed the chance to appear attractive by layering on fake blood.
She tells Britain’s Daily Mail, “I’m not here to be beautiful. 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 that it was unusual for actors to ask for more fake blood and sweat but I loved it.”
And it wasn’t only her image which suffered on set – Noomi Rapace was left in agony due to the grueling action scenes. She adds, “(Ridley Scott) doesn’t want us to hold back. Sometimes, I was so bruised, and my body was in so much pain, but the character wouldn’t give up, and neither would I.”
Gaaahh!!! I can’t wait for Prometheus! Noomi Rapace was so raw and angry in the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I can’t wait to see her in what is sure to be one of the best films of the summer!