Michael Nyqvist ‘Curious’ About Daniel Craig’s ‘Dragon Tattoo’
First Published: September 16, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Michael Nyqvist, star of Sweden’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is interested in seeing Daniel Craig’s take on Mikael Blomkvist — the role he originated — in the upcoming American big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.
The actor told Access Hollywood that he’s met Daniel Craig, but they didn’t trade notes or tips on the character.
“You protect your job in a way, but [they are] really nice guys, and I heard that they did a really good job from friends who have been in it,” he told Access at the premiere of his new movie, “Abduction.”
“David Fincher is one of the best directors I know, so I’m really curious to see it,” he continued. “Really curious, and I want to hear Daniel have the Swedish accent.”
Michael is confident that Daniel will be able pull off the challenging role.
“I’ve seen him in a lot [of movies], even before Bond, and he’s such a great actor, even on stage,” he said. “I like him very much.”
But will Michael be making a cameo in the American version?
“No, I don’t think so. I stayed out of that, [it] would be weird,” he said, but he went on to reveal that another Nyqvist will make an appearance in Fincher’s “Dragon Tattoo.”
“Actually my daughter is an extra in the film,” he told Access. “She poured some coffee [for] Daniel and said, ‘Do you know who my dad is?’ So she had a good time there.”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which also stars Rooney Mara and Robin Wright, is slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2011.
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