As Murdoch is regaining his memories, Emma is kidnapped by Mr. In the film, she plays a girl who psychically communicates with insects to pursue the killer of students of the Swiss school where she has enrolled. While she was preparing for the role, director Dustin Lance Black requested Connelly's advice to design the set of Virginia's house, as well as the selection of the apparel to create the character's style. I found it really compelling that both sides do things that are morally questionable, because life is often like that. I liked the fact that there is no good guy and bad guy. It was sort of a challenge I wanted to take on, I guess". Connelly has never before done anything to prepare us for how good she is here. Paul Pioneer Press defined her interpretation as "compelling". Connelly captures a burning ethereality and willfulness that are very much of the period. Connelly also talked to addicts and attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings with a friend who was in recovery. By the end, when she curls into a happy fetal ball with a furtive smile on her face, she has come to love her debasement Her performance, and the similarity of her nose to Elizabeth McGovern 's, who played the character as an adult, convinced the director to cast her. Her dank realization is more disturbing than anything in the novel, and Ms. This curated image gallery will showcase some of the sexiest Jennifer Connelly pictures that will make you fall in love with her. Connelly, too, whittled herself down to a new weight class, and it's her performance that gives the movie weight, since her fall is the most precipitous. During the audition, Connelly, who had no ballet training, tried to imitate a ballerina. The actress then continued her modeling and also acting and appeared in movies like Phenomena, Labyrinth, Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer.