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01/12/2011 12:18 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara In W: First Pics As Lisbeth Salander (PHOTOS)

W magazine has a first look at Rooney Mara in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.'

David Fincher, the movie's director, shaped Mara's transformation into Lisbeth Salander:

"Look at this," Fincher said as he returned to the carefully placed spots of blood on Mara's palms and wrists. The bursts of maroon were like stigmata - turning Salander into a martyr rather than a complex force. "That's just not right," he said flatly. "Lisbeth Salander is not about suffering! She is not Jesus! She is about vengeance!" Fincher smiled. An assistant squeezed rivulets of blood onto Mara's hands so that it ran over her fingers. "That's better," Fincher said, clearly pleased. "You have to get it right. Or there's no point at all."

Here are a couple of photos, read the interview and see more here.

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