Five Film Facts: 'Prometheus'
Five Film Facts Prometheus
Noomi Rapace heard of the project, she had a meeting scheduled with Ridley Scott’s producer Michael Costigan. Five minutes before the meeting, Rapace found out Scott would be there as well. Nervous sweat started pouring, but Rapace was put at ease when Scott started talking about the three or four times he’d seen her outstanding performance in the original Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2009). Scott
told her then that he wanted to work with the actress, but only after he helped light a fire under Rapace to get her to speak better English: “He said to me, ‘If you can work on that, you can do anything, you can do whatever you want. You can be the biggest, if that’s your goal. But you have to work on that, and be completely free. Not only working with a dialect coach and doing the lines perfect; because you can’t really live them, and you can’t improvise.’ And I really took it super seriously. The day after I started to read books and newspapers, and I was really concentrated about the accent and getting my head around the language.” Six or seven weeks later, Scott offered Rapace the part of Elizabeth Shaw.