Did Emma Watson cut her hair for 'Dragon Tattoo' audition?
Posted by Sarah Anne Hughes
When “Harry Potter” cutie Emma Watson announced on Facebook that she had chopped off her long locks in favor of a shocking pixie, it seemed she took the haircut plunge for personal reasons. Watson posted this message on her page: "Cut my hair off a few days ago ... Feels incredible. I love it. I've wanted to do this for years and years; it's the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like.”
But perhaps the cut was less about liberation and more about an audition. Sources, including the Sun, are speculating that the 20-year-old actress shed her tresses to audition for the role of Lisbeth Salander in the U.S. remake of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Playing Salander, described by our own Paul Williams as a "pierced, bisexual, damaged and dangerous waif with a photographic memory and mad hacker skillz," would certainly help Watson shed her know-it-all Hermione image. Fellow "Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe attempted a similar feat when he stripped down for the play "Equus."
The aforementioned Mr. Williams didn't include Watson on his "Who shouldn't play Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'" list, but to me she's still too close to her Hogwarts days to pull off the edgy role. Do you believe the haircut speculation? And would Watson be a good pick for "Tattoo"? Let us know in the comments.
Sarah Anne Hughes
| August 10, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
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