Did Emma Watson Cut Her Hair to Play 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'?

08/10/2010 at 02:05 PM ET


Emma Watson may have credited her dramatic new pixie cut to the end of the Harry Potter series, but now it seems that her freshly shaven do might in fact be for a new movie role. According to British paper The Sun, Watson is up for the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the much-anticipated movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson. And while Emma’s Harry Potter character, Hermione Granger, was a girly wizard with wavy chestnut locks, Lisbeth Salander is a troubled computer hacker with spiky hair and tattoos. Watson’s role in the new flick has yet to be confirmed, but she certainly has some stiff competition: Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana have all also expressed interest in the part—as well as a potential unknown. Whether Watson lands the gig or not, we think she can certainly pull off this chic gamine style. We can’t help but wonder who will be the next to shave it all off for this role! Tell us: Do you think Emma Watson’s should be The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Vote below!

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Sarah on

Hasn’t this film already been made? With Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth? Please, anything Sweden produces for this series would be infinitely better than anything the US/UK could create, seeing that the series is SWEDISH.

Tracey on

gadzooks, hermione as lisbeth???? Only Kristen Stewart could ruin it more :(

Mary Alice on

I am very disappointed that People is repeating rumors from known tabloids without checking first (and this is not the first time I might add). I had always thought better of this publication.

Kelly on

The “potential unknown” is Porcelain And The Tramps (Alaina Beaton). She herself said this on her Twitter Account..

Stevie on

Emma Watson is a very talented actress and I definitely think she could play the part well.

cooper on

the movie’s already been made…just another example of the creative bankrupcy in Hollywood…

JC on

Emma is not hard enough to play Lisbeth. No way no how. I think they need to find an unknown.

stacy on

I’d watch Emma play Lisbeth. I’d even play Lisbeth myself if it meant not having Kristen Stewart. Please, please, please don’t let it be Kristen. I didn’t imagine Bella like that when I read the Twilight series but I certainly didn’t imagine Lisbeth like Kristen when I read this series!!!!!

David on

Emma’s reps have already denied this tabloid story.

She cut her hair because she wanted to.

G on

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