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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Kathleen Reyes on

I knew it!! I think it would be really interesting…not totally sure could pull it off, but she definately fits the part physically.

AZgirl on

Please don’t let Kristen Stewart play that part – she doesn’t need to ruin any more movies!

Cali on

THAT would be AWESOME. I have been rejecting the thought of an “American” version, as I LOVE the original and cannot imagine anyone but Noomi Rapace as lisbeth…until just this moment. Emma would be brilliant!!! YES YES!

Jane on

The British “Sun” is one of the worst tabloids in existence and they frequently make up stories to fit a photo. I would be cautious about believing anything they said without checking with Ms. Watson’s publicist first.

a-mill-er on

AZgirl I couldn’t agree more!!! I would much prefer Emma Watson, or anyone over Kristen Stewart!

Janelle on

I agree AZgirl, but great point Jane!

Janelle on

I forgot to say that I do think Emma could really launch her career with this part if this is in fact true!

Pam on

For goodness sakes, does there HAVE to be a reason for her to cut her hair??? She’s had the same hairstyle for 10 years while filming harry potter. Maybe she just wanted a change! Goodness, seems like there has to be a reason for everything in hollywood.

GossipCopFan on

@Jane, who wrote, above, that we should “be cautious about believing anything” that appears in British tabloid The Sun. In fact, the whole rumour is nonsense. Gossip Cop, a great website that fact-checks tabloid rumors, took the obvious step of simply asking Watson’s publicist if the story was true and the publicist denied it emphatically.

matt on


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