London: Actress Scarlett Johansson was deemed too sexy to star in `The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo`, despite her great audition, according to director David Fincher.
Fincher said he decided against giving the role of main character Lisbeth Salander, now played by actress Rooney Mara, to the 26-year-old beauty, because people "can`t wait for her to take her clothes off", reported Contactmusic.
"We saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I`m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can`t wait for her to take her clothes off," Fincher said.
Before finally casting Mara in the role, Fincher said, he was worried he wouldn`t ever find the right actress to portray the character.
"I had seen a lot of actresses. I was beginning to get to the point where I was thinking, `Maybe conceptually you are talking about a person who doesn`t exist`," he added.