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Rooney Mara Reportedly Pierces Nipples for 'Dragon Tattoo' Role

October 19, 2010 (5:59 am) GMT
Sources say the actress pierces her nipples for a topless scene, but a rep for the film refuses to confirm or deny the claims.

has reportedly dyed her hair jet black and had her nipples pierced to fully transform herself into "". Rooney has been cast as tortured computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy movie, a role previously played by in the original Swedish film.

A picture of Mara with a pierced lip leaked online earlier this month, prompting speculation the actress was undergoing an image transformation to physically resemble Salander, who is described as looking anorexic in the book. And now sources tell the New York Post director David Fincher has made Mara bleach her eyebrows, dye her light brown hair dark, and even pierce her nipples for a topless scene.

A spokesperson for the film has refused to confirm or deny the claims, but the rep insists, "She's going to look like the character as described in the novels."

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