Director David Fincher says Scarlett Johansson was too sexy to play Lisbeth Salander in his remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo .
“The thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off,” Fincher said.
To put that into context (and to make it sound a bit less weird), we think Fincher was trying to say that the character has to be boyish and vulnerable before she shows her other side.
Let’s try that again…
“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,” Fincher told Vogue.
“Salander should be like E.T.,” he added. “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.”
OK, he made it weird again.