Rooney Mara Naked, Merkin Details For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

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With a series of books and Swedish films as popular as the "Millenium" trilogy, it makes sense that fans are excited but cautious about the new American adaptations. A loyal following will be on the lookout for any mistakes, and with a series as nuanced as "Millenium," there are a lot of places to make them. Luckily, David Fincher, the man taking on the franchise, is known as a director who pays attention to every little detail on his films. Very little.

In a new interview with Metro, Rooney Mara, the star who plays Lisbeth Salander, discussed just how meticulous her director was during pre-production, down to the few strands of hair.

"There was a lot of discussion that went into my merkin for the movie, because I was naked quite a lot," she said. "And I don't think a lot of people will notice all of the attention that went into that. But there was a lot of discussions around that."

In the series, Salander, who is marked with tattoos (yes, including one of a dragon) and piercings all over, has black, spiked hair. But originally, before she went punk, the hacker's hair was strawberry blonde -- and so that's what the merkin ended up being.

"We had a special merkin made that was, you know, strawberry-blonde so that it would fit," she revealed.

While the merkin may go unnoticed, her nipple piercing, which was featured on a poster for the film earlier this year, has drawn a lot of attention. Speaking to Allure, she said that it was important for her character.

"I thought, 'She has it in the book, and she should have it [in the movie],'" she said. "Because of all the tattoos and the makeup and the piercings, and the physical transformations my body has to go through, it would always feel sort of like I was in costume, even if I was naked. It just felt like a good one to get -- a necessary one to get."

For more, click over to Metro.