Original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace is seeing her star rise to stratospheric levels recently, and is one of the main stars of Ridley Scott's Alien prequel (?) Prometheus. She recently spoke to a Norwegian newspaper and talked in depth about her character. The folks at Latino Review picked up on her quotes
"I play Elizabeth Shaw, researcher and archaeologist. She's British but was raised in Africa because her father was a missionary. From him she learned to believe in God, and she has a strong inner self. She is the most complete person I have ever played." She added, "She has an inner light. She's very stubborn and determined. She lost her parents when she was a child, so she's been alone from a young age. But she's very intelligent. I know that when one has to survive alone from an early age, one becomes strong. But also fragile, because the hurt child within her hasn't been able to evolve in a natural way." Finally, she spewed, "You get easily hurt emotionally. She's full of hope, a dreamer, a little naive."The actress, who is also starring in Sherlock Holmes 2 finally gave away some plot points "Halfway through the movie a lot of things happen and she turns into a fighter. Another part of her comes to life."
Sounds like her character is who might become the lead of the film, Ripley style. Given how good the cast is (Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson), I really hope this is knocked out of the park.