December 17, 2011 05:03:44 GMT
Speaking about his portrayal of the investigative journalist in the David Fincher-directed thriller, Craig says, 'When the thriller aspect of this movie kicks in, I wanted him to be in danger.'
Daniel Craig is famous for playing the flamboyant James Bond, but through his portrayal of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)", he has received positive reviews from critics. When speaking to Matt Lauer on the "Today" show, the British actor admitted that he tried to inject some normalcy to the character.
In the Friday, December 16 interview, the 43-year-old said, "I wanted to look as much like a normal guy as possible." He elaborated, "This guy is a journalist and he works very hard and maybe drinks a little too much, but when the thriller aspect of this movie kicks in, I wanted him to be in danger."
Speaking of the "all of the sort of, the hoo-hah that was going on" about Rooney Mara's casting as Lisbeth Salander, Daniel commented, "It didn't make any sense when we started filming, because once I saw what she was doing, how she was doing it, how good an actress she is, and what kind of great person she is, I just had every confidence in her."
In a separate interview, the husband of Rachel Weisz told MTV News why he wanted to get involved in "Dragon Tattoo". "Look, I'm a [director] David Fincher fan, so it was an easy choice to make when accepting this film," he said. "It's a great story. It's an adult movie. The babysitters are going to get, hopefully, a lot of money out of this film."
Based on Stieg Larsson's crime thriller trilogy "The Millenium Series", "Dragon Tattoo" is set to arrive in the U.S. theaters on December 20. It unravels the mystery surrounding the long-unsolved disappearance of an heiress as a journalist recently dinged by a libel case and a young female hacker team up to resolve it, stirring up bundles of personal and industrial corruption along the way.