The Girl With the Dragon Embroidery: Rooney Mara Covers Vogue

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara strikes an elegant pose on November cover of Vogue, wearing a Ralph Lauren gown with embroidery on the back.

Embroidery of a dragon, obviously.

The actress who won the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander says it was the perfect fit for her, and from the trailer we've seen and photos like this, it's hard to argue:

Rooney Mara Vogue Cover

"I am very slow to warm. I've always been sort of a loner," Rooney Mara reveals. "I didn't play team sports. I am better one-on-one than in big groups."

"I can certainly understand wanting to be invisible and mistrusting people and wanting to understand everything before you engage with the world."

Even though Mara knows this is the role of a lifetime, she's not looking forward to being in the spotlight after it premieres, Kristen Stewart-style.

"That fame is not something I ever wanted for myself," the 26-year-old says.

"It just so happens that this huge, gigantic monster of a film came around that also happens to have the most incredible character I ever could have dreamed up."

"But my fear with a movie like this is the kind of exposure you get from it," she continues. "I think that can be death to an actor. The more people know about you, the less they can project who you are supposed to be."

She continues that rumination with this: "It's unfortunate you really only get one shot at that. After this, I won't be able to be that girl again."

File that under good problems to have. After this role and the doors it will open, we have a feeling Rooney's career could be raring to go.

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