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Noomi Rapace doesn’t want to be defined by her body

Actress Noomi Rapace says she doesn’t want to be defined by her body, and thinks it is medieval to be defined by her sex.

“Since I started working, I didn’t want to be defined by my sex or body. Why would I? It’s very medieval,” theguardian.com quoted Rapace as saying.

“When I have a costume fitting or make-up session, it’s like: ‘No, I don’t want to have full make-up in the end of the film if I’ve been trying to survive for 72 hours. I’ve been f**ked up; of course I wouldn’t look perfect, I’d be a mess! And all these voices around me are saying: ‘No, we think you look a little bit too rough’,” she added.

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” star made a promise to herself that she will not pick roles based on vanity.

She said: “I didn’t have a choice. Being an actress is a world of possibilities. If I corner myself by saying I need to look a certain way, I lose that freedom.

“I saw this film I did when I was 22 and I was like: ‘Holy …’ I hated what I looked like. And then I said: ‘Noomi, if you’re going to be an actress, it can’t be about what you look like. It needs to be about what’s going on inside of you.”

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