The Truth behind Emma's hair

Watson is said to be after The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo role.

Watson's new pixie hairdo has raised eyebrows but it is now reported that instead of a fit of rebellion, the actress cut her hair in a bid to win the role of Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

The Harry Potter star has already auditioned for the role with director David Fincher and is said to be very keen to land the part.

There are however a string of other actresses being auditioned for the role, including Carey Mulligan, Kristen Stewart, Ellen Page and Natalie Portman.