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Ac­tress Claire Foy felt “an amount of judg­ment” play­ing the role of hacker Lis­beth Sa­lan­der in movie “The Girl In The Spi­der’s Web,” af­ter be­com­ing the third ac­tress to take on the fa­mous lit­er­ary role. The 34-year-old ac­tress told the “i” news­pa­per that there was a pres­sure on her to wow with her per­for­mance as Lis­beth. And so she chose to bulk up with a mus­cu­lar physique as she thought such a char­ac­ter would “pro­ject that im­age”, re­ports dai­ly­

“At a cer­tain point... I had to re­alise I’m tak­ing this job on. I’m tak­ing this on; this amount of ex­pec­ta­tion, this amount of judg­ment, this amount of crit­i­cism.

“I ei­ther sur­ren­der to it or I try to change it. And I can’t change it so I might as well go, ‘Ah well!’ You have to be san­guine about it. What am I go­ing to do?,” she said.

Foy said she wanted to spread a pos­i­tive body mes­sage to her fans through her role.

“It was very phys­i­cal. I had to get mus­cles that I never had be­fore in or­der to look right. I don’t want to pro­ject that im­age - I don’t think she has to be ema­ci­ated. I don’t know why she would have to be.”

“The Girl In The Spi­der’s Web” is the sec­ond Amer­i­can ilm adap­ta­tion of the “Mil­len­nium Se­ries” saga, which is based on the char­ac­ters cre­ated by the late Swedish writer Stieg Lars­son and this edi­tion is the fourth in­stal­ment writ­ten by David Lager­crantz af­ter Lars­son’s death, just like those Ja­son Bourne books that weren’t writ­ten by Robert Lud­lum.

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