I have read with growing interest all the actresses currently trying their best to secure the role of Lisbeth Salander in the trilogy of movies which will be made from the incredible books of Stieg Larsson. Until I actually read the first book though I didn't think I was in a position to comment on who I think would be best. All I can say is that I hope that executives also take the time to read the books before they start casting. Here are the names of the top contenders and what I think.
Carey Mulligan - She is a good actress and out of the current contenders would probably be my favorite. I still don't know if she can play that dark of a character though.
Ellen Page - Great actress, but, I keep trying to picture her in this role and just can't.
Natalie Portman - Tied with Carey as my favorite. She could do this. I think she is the most likely to come close to what I imagine Lisbeth to be. When I read the book I imagined her more of a Milla Jovovich type, and I think Natalie could pull off that same type performance.
Kristen Stewart - I would devote myself to trashing the film on a daily basis if they did this. It is bad enough they chose Brad Pitt as the lead who is not the right choice in my opinion. If they added to that with Kristen, it would be miserable.
Keira Knightley - I can see it.
Scarlett J - not in a million years.I have been trying to think of someone not on this list. The best one I could come up with is Natalia Tena. She plays Tonks in the Harry Potter movies.