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Scarlett Johansson was deemed too sexy to star as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Andrea Petrou on October 18th, 2011

Scarlett Johansson was deemed too sexy to star in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Director David Fincher decided against giving the role of main character Lisbeth Salander – who is played by Rooney Mara – to the 26-year-old beauty, despite her “great” audition, because people “can’t wait for her to take her clothes off”.

He told “We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place.

“Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I’m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off.

“I keep trying to explain this. Salander should be like E.T. If you put E.T. dolls out before anyone had seen the movie, they would say, ‘What is this little squishy thing?’ Well, you know what? When he hides under the table and he grabs the Reese’s Pieces, you love him! It has to be like that.”

Before finally casting Rooney in the role, David – who directed ‘The Social Network’, the 26-year-old stunner’s last movie – was worried he wouldn’t ever find the right actress to portray the character.

He added: “I had seen a lot of actresses. I was beginning to get to the point where I was thinking, ‘Maybe conceptually you are talking about a person who doesn’t exist’.”

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Kate Winslet takes lysine to combat spots

By Andrea Petrou on March 9th, 2011

Kate Winslet takes lysine to combat spots.

The 35-year-old actress confesses she deals with unsightly outbreaks on her face by taking the essential amino-acid, but has to maintain it otherwise the pimples return.

She said: “I get breakouts on my chin – it’s a f**ker. Lysine helps massively with the skin. I definitely advise it. But you have to take a lot of it.”

She also has to make sure to exercise, doing Pilates to help keep her trim figure in shape.

Kate told Britain’s Vogue magazine: “Well, I’m 35 now. I’ve got to keep it together. I mean f**k, it really does start to happen doesn’t it? I’ve been doing a bit of Pilates and some running. A little bit of this and that.

“A part of, I suppose, my way out of everything, has been really taking care of myself.”

The British beauty also confesses she is not a person who enjoys going out shopping, claiming she “hates” the idea.

She said: “I don’t go shopping. I’m not one of those people who can do a day’s shopping. I’ve never been like that. Never, ever, I can’t. I really hate it.”

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