Noomi Rapace covers The New York Times Magazine’s latest issue, ahead of the spoiler-heavy promotional effort from Prometheus that’s probably better avoided at this stage (like how The Avengers trailers gave away its ending, and The Dark Knight Rises marketing is 50% insidious guerrilla efforts and 50% spoilers).
The 37-year-old Swedish actress played 2009′s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ahead of the superfluous 2011 English-language remake. She gives an interview with her take on Hollywood and how fame affects an audience’s ability to enjoy a movie, that’s a close paraphrase of sentiments we’ve already heard from Keira Knightly.
On moving from Sweden to Hollywood: “I thought L.A. was more about celebrities and red carpets and glossy big lips and big tits. I said to [my manager] Shelley when we met: ‘I don’t want to go to Hollywood. That’s not for me. I want to do real movies.’ And then she said, ‘But who do you actually like?’ I started to mention people, and she said, ‘Those people actually live in L.A.’”
On fame: “I’m terrified of being too famous. What I’m really afraid of is that the audiences will go into the theater and not be able to forget that it’s me, that fame will stand in the way of my acting. I want to keep being able to change into different shapes and different personalities.” - via The New York Times Magazine.