How actors are transformed from one character to another can be mesmerising and amazing. Sometimes you sit there and try and work out what’s different, as if it’s some kind of puzzle the movie studio has laid out in front of you. It can be the small things: mannerisms, a change in accent, a new hairstyle, weight loss, piercings, bleached eyebrows. For Rooney Mara going into the role of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo it’s all of those things and more. From what we’ve seen so far her transformation wasn’t just dramatic, but complete.

In a video that accompanies her shoot for US Vogue she talks about that transformation, what it was like getting into character, and how much harder it will be to get out of it.

Watch the video after the break.

rooney mara vogue us video

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11
Rooney Mara: Vogue US, November '11

If you haven’t already seen the final shoot of Rooney Mara for Vogue US’ November 2011 issue, you can do so by clicking on the thumbnails above.

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