Rooney Mara Undergoes Motorcycle Training to Become Lisbeth Sanders [Video]

rooney_maraTaylor Lautner isn’t the only celebrity who has been training to do his own Hollywood motorcycle stunts. Rooney Mara, who is playing Lisbeth Sanders in the highly anticipated “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” has been undergoing motorcycle training so that she can portray the gothic detective in the new movie.

Mara, who you might know as a cute, green-eyed starlet who has appeared in movies like “Youth in Revolt,” “Tanner Hall,” and “The Social Network,” has transformed herself into something cynical for her new movie. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but people are already talking about an Oscar for the young actress.

And judging solely on her transformation, it looks like the buzz is well founded.

Here’s a picture of Rooney Mara before she started filming the Steig Larsson adaptation.


And here is how she looks now.


But the look isn’t the only thing Mara has going for her. The actress also seems incredibly dedicated to the role. Here is a video of her training to ride a motorcycle for her role as Lisbeth Sanders.

So, who looks better riding a motorcycle. Ms. Rooney Mara, or Taylor Lautner.