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Dominique Swain - Screen test for "Lolita"

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Screen test and script reading with Dominique Swain and Jeromy Irons - Never before seen footage.
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Lqutqro Deolivera (21 hours ago)
"I WON THAT MONEY" *slap*
veronica Ave (7 days ago)
She was perfect for this role she has tenacity and wit they actually had the balls enough to cast her as the child Lolita actually was...they weren’t afraid to blurr those lines. I mean I really fell in love with the story line and his love for her as wicked and sick as it was....one of the most haunting love stories I’ve ever encountered
zombinagirl (9 days ago)
Its just acting. Really awesome.
Noah Schnapp's wife (10 days ago)
In the thumbnail she looks so creepy
Laurent Dh (22 days ago)
magnifique
pushhh ya (23 days ago)
loved her acting in the movie
Lost&Found (25 days ago)
I had a crush on Jeremy Irons as a teen. Now I’m 200 years old and I still have a crush on him.
Lila Rozetti (25 days ago)
a bit disturbing!
Pamela Gonzalvez (25 days ago)
The point it's that the people romanticize the history and it wasn't the point of Vladimir Nabokov and you can ear the interview https://youtu.be/xkr7Ts9GBBM
justine mathers (30 days ago)
Very old for her years,lots of confidence.
Spaghetti Monster (30 days ago)
I love her ):
Rookgaard ALONE (1 month ago)
LO-LI-TA ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Trinidad Dias (1 month ago)
quermosaestas
Den1se x wdw (1 month ago)
she was perfect for the role.
David Morrison (1 month ago)
Peter feelier
sab walkswithpurpose (1 month ago)
I wonder if this reel got her the role because if it did, how many other girls auditioned and have reels with Jeremy Irons? Or did she get the role already and this reel was taped once she secured the role?
Mark Rigsby (1 month ago)
She's wet.
Para-Aramid (1 month ago)
Wot chemistry goin on there, eh.... pure magic. Swain's a fantastic Actress as Irons is too.
black_dalya (1 month ago)
She looks way younger than she did in the movie....and not as pretty either
Drycilla M.A (1 month ago)
Essa atriz tinha quantos anos quando gravou o filme?
Ana Clara Mattos18 (22 days ago)
17
TimoteoDeBaum (2 months ago)
I always remembered Dominique Swain in really gritty and difficult roles, she definitely deserves more recognition. Don’t care for the movie Lolita for obvious reasons but she’s a great actress especially for being her first movie.
To Serve Man (2 months ago)
The screen test is more believable than the MOVIE. I like the actress Dominique; wish her well. BUT she matured too much between the tests and the movie. (I wonder if being hired itself matured her mind and thus body.) I acknowledge the casting difficulty; but still -- actress too mature (and lacking some 'chemistry' [at least as a blonde]). And I acknowledge the difficult role: young actress needs to understand much about women and men and how to be a precocious 'innocence abused' `tween AND a corrupt backstory (never specifically divulged) person. I would have cast an adult actress who was simply a short, under developed "premie"-baby [stunted]. ...If one could find one with the acumen to get who Lolita was and what the story is actually about.
cloudy day (2 months ago)
Poor girl
Tandra Akther (2 months ago)
This is a fucked up movie.
Bridgette Jrry (2 months ago)
Ewww sick
The Solo Activist (2 months ago)
The rumors about this film explain her authenticity...
Hazem Azawey (2 months ago)
اوووووف هيج عمر مال لحس وبوس
Jessie Jay (2 months ago)
This is creepy. Just really creepy.
Mixed Chick (2 months ago)
Pedophiles!!!!
Victoria Abella (3 months ago)
She’s amazing child actress even now she grown up still amazing Lolita
Packo_ Hubu (3 months ago)
Looks like a amateur couch audition
mikemoair (3 months ago)
this looks creepy
Princess Poop (3 months ago)
Amazing actor
Marcin tak, to Ja (3 months ago)
Dominique Swain has a lovely smile ☺👌
Naomi 25 (3 months ago)
scar!!
RottenDoctorGonzo (3 months ago)
I'd lick her muff and cum deep inside her body.
Bruno Felipe (3 months ago)
Feet❤😊
lolita (4 months ago)
she looks and sounds like kendall jenner here
April the meme god (4 months ago)
I mean Lolita is an amazing movie but really controversial
atta nyarko (5 months ago)
"Wrong cheek by the way" She is perfect and so beautifuly sweet! 😂
Those two are great but the film was not as good as the original for some reason.
TiaOfJordan (8 months ago)
I don't understand how it's acceptable and legal to make kids do sexual roles like these They made her get naked in front of a whole cast and maybe her father or whomever was with her And to make her believe that she a step daughter who is sexually abused and kissing an adult This all wrong really wrong I feel sorry for the children how their parents do anything for the sake of money
he ju (2 months ago)
TiaOfJordan Sex Scenes were played by a double
She wasnt a child, she was 17 i think and she dont really look upset si idk
ArisaStudios (3 months ago)
TiaOfJordan for me it doesnt seem like shes unhappy playing this role. But idk
Daniel Ortiz (8 months ago)
both excelent actors. but she was really good...
Butch Cassidy Channel (9 months ago)
She was hurt by the slap. Swain was a trooper.
BeccaPekkaRekka (10 months ago)
You have to wonder if this project traumatized her at all.
Flávia Marucci (8 days ago)
BeccaPekkaRekka what do you mean?
Kelly897 Booo (10 months ago)
They were really nice and caring with her that’s cool bc her role isn’t easy
Hipster Yoda ™ (10 months ago)
As far as I know Swain was 17 when this was film
nadiminti shreenath (11 months ago)
Both are super acting in this movie... Lolita 1997.
ch1bch4k4n (11 months ago)
http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/11/four-for-friday-raped-for-part.html
Night Rose (1 year ago)
She seems a LIIITLE too close to the cast considering the topic
Daniel Holguin (1 year ago)
this so intense 🤣🤣🤢🤢
Edward Anthony (1 year ago)
brilliant
Ruthlessnoodle (1 year ago)
Wonder how many pedos took advantage of her in Hollywood? 85% of them are pedos.
Ironically Vague (2 months ago)
I'm sure they all ran trains on her.
Frodo (2 months ago)
I can bet you she didn't have a hymen when trying to get the role for this film.
Dank Memer (1 year ago)
It's a shame that she never progressed as a bigger actor in the Holywood
Dan Daniels (8 days ago)
Theres ins thes Hollywoods
Sub Samadhi (10 days ago)
Are you fucking retarded? Shes been in a bunch of movies and is a very level headed successful actress. Why cant youtube have a stupid filter for its comments?
M M (28 days ago)
+chelsea rose I agree she's a versatile young hot girl in that movie she done well her role actually she's so pretty without make up very innocent look
chelsea rose (2 months ago)
not true. her performance was quote "praised by critics" and maybe shes not a giant oscar nominated actress but shes been in over 100 movies throughout the years along with modeling.
perfect enemy (2 months ago)
It never really broke because this movie was much criticized at the time it was released. It has been censored everywhere if I remember correctly ... she accepted this perilous role of young hot girl and this image has stuck to her skin. She grew up but watch the movies in which she plays, it's sexy scenes, without interest. That said, if Lolita would be released in 2012 this film would have been better seen since Lana Del Rey (just see the girls who say adore this film because the songs and aesthetics are sweet) ... it's a beautiful film that was misunderstood and that's why Dominique flopped and the movie with ... Jeremy Irons is a regular at controversial movies, it did not impact
Jesus Vargas (1 year ago)
1:58 wtf was that an actual slap
Spynxx Nyxx (1 month ago)
This might be a little late but, the technique used their is slapping her face with his fingers only, excluding the palm. I hope I explained it properly.
Lady Haha (1 month ago)
Yeah, I mean she even told him at 2:33 that he slapped the wrong cheek so I guessed they all agreed to it.
Ayda Sepehri (1 year ago)
omg she is the real Lolita :|
Zeke Garza (1 year ago)
True professions of acting talent.
archy2frank2 (1 year ago)
She is a genius.
Aletta Jacobslaan (1 year ago)
she's very adult to be fourteen or fifteen
pink capote (2 years ago)
i remember someone commented that Dominique is so lucky as she had kissed Jeremy Irons because kissing him is like kissing a God. hahahaha
angelika1g6a (22 days ago)
+Elsa Dewi same
raunophil (1 month ago)
Omg who wouldn’t want to kiss that man
BADHAM MIX (1 month ago)
+Elsa Dewi Really??!!!!!
Elsa Dewi (1 month ago)
pink capote i’d kiss jeremy irons
pierre selang (2 years ago)
and they said jeremy was never alowed to make physcal contact with her due to the fact that she was a minor at the time..
+Barbara Gordon *& WHAT ABOUT YOU* ................ ....
Natalie D (2 months ago)
kellywiggle1  ok
kellywiggle1 (2 months ago)
+Natalie D no they filmed this when she was 14 turning 15 and movie was released two years later.
Barbara Gordon (2 years ago)
+UltimateC2020 "she was chosen out of 2,500 girls to play the title role" ...only after Natalie Portman refused the role. Lyne wanted Portman, and Portman politely told him to go fuck himself. Now Portman is a huge movie star, and Dominique Swain is a washed-up alcoholic pissing her career away on starring in shitty made-for-tv movies.
Natalie D (2 years ago)
Hmm, maybe your right. Its just Dominique was born in 1980 and the film was released 1997 (when she was 17), so I presumed her to be 16-17 during filming. Regardless, there would have been a lot of legal work involved!
mr. dad (2 years ago)
I just don't think you could ever make a book like Lolita into a movie and get the true effect
To Serve Man (2 months ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzM6K_0hjaY A book allows one to draw their own characters and chemistry. A film connects the dots, preventing the observers' minds from doing that. As cinema tho it was beautiful and haunting. The screen test is more believable than the MOVIE. I like the actress Dominique; wish her well. BUT she matured too much between the tests and movie's filming. (I wonder if being hired itself matured her mind and thus body and vibe.) I acknowledge the casting difficulty; but still -- actress too mature (and lacking some 'chemistry' [at least as a blonde]). And I acknowledge the difficult role: young actress needs to understand much about women and men and how to be an 'innocence abused' `tween AND a precocious vixen built by a corrupt backstory (never specifically divulged). Casting has to find just the right girl. I would have cast a young adult actress who was simply a short, under developed "premie"-baby [stunted]. ...If one could find one with the acumen to get who Lolita et al was and what the story is actually about... A weak, oblivious man's road to Perdition [a'la Carmen] in a _tragic irony_ tale. (One where in standard Nabokov fashion a female is psychologically above and 'colder' than her suitor; so much so in Lolita that even a young girl (tho probably previously groomed) is thus endowed.)
Rosie Glow (2 months ago)
This comes pretty close. 100 x better than the original film. I love the book.
mylifeisa mess (3 months ago)
Ray Ray Aaron It did. The book made me cry so much and the first time to ever cry over a novel but the movie was too good!!! and the actor and actress were just amazing.
EventingInSeattle (2 years ago)
You could see near the end of this clip that she was able to rise to the level of a seasoned actor like Jeremy Irons, even though this was just a screen test for her! Great job, Dominique!
ladystardusttt (2 years ago)
"wrong cheek by the way" KKKKK
Belle Stone (2 years ago)
Isso é ensaio ou teste de sofá? hahahaa Aqui na minha terra, isso tem outro nome LOL
Queenq388 (2 years ago)
lol foi so uma cena normal haha, teste do sofa...
Lara (2 years ago)
SIMMM
Underyourbedeyes (2 years ago)
so many pedos in this comment section.
CarnalKid (1 year ago)
Underyourbedeyes Dicks out for Dominique.
Delaney Kocanda (2 years ago)
I only like the movie because of her personality it's so interesting
Kathleen Shumack (2 years ago)
She's such a great actress such a shame she's now doing second rate roles.
Flo (2 years ago)
much prettier with this hair
aly (2 years ago)
She has a lot of guts to play this part
Sac Ing (3 months ago)
+pink capote yes
pink capote (2 years ago)
Alyssa smøl shitloads of them
MËLØDREAMER (2 years ago)
Really cute
cuendets (2 years ago)
Her legs are so damn long
ZAJKOV DOLLS (2 months ago)
Sabrina i think the same
Sabrina (2 months ago)
Right, i think long legs are hot, elegant and beautiful
вuввlєgumdrσp (5 months ago)
she’s 5’8 . She’s pretty tall I think considering i’m barley 5’2 😭😂😂
Clorox Meme (1 year ago)
cuendets so are her toes
Virginsuicde (2 years ago)
shes so pretty wtf
Allie Lewicka (2 years ago)
she's so good
CzechRiot (2 years ago)
The first second of this video clip already shows she was made for the part...
KafkaDecaf (1 year ago)
CzechRiot I thought that
banana co (1 year ago)
CzechRiot exactly
Alune (2 years ago)
so I couldn't even finish the book ...it was so disturbing...I'm surprised they made a movie out of it and people managed to watch it.........even him in the book sexualizing little girls was so nauseating ......leave it to white people to romanticize pedophilia
Anne Mander (1 year ago)
+ CarnalKid What link? I'll look now. The available U.S. government crime statistics conviction and registration data suggests otherwise: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/11/are-sex-offenders-white/ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lsi.12189/abstract?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage= https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/SOO.PDF
CarnalKid (1 year ago)
+Anne Mander Did you check out the link that demonstrates that you were mistaken about sex crimes being the purview of white folks?
Anne Mander (1 year ago)
+Amy K Stop wound-licking, Amy. Its about the sexual exploitation of children, not about White people. Your dismissive generalization is as bad as the previous comment generalizing about Whites.
Amy K (1 year ago)
ohhhh boo hoo, everything is the fault of white people.
Alune (1 year ago)
didn't mean to super offend - i think i was angry when I wrote this because i hate what happens to kids :(
china (3 years ago)
dominique is amazing! in some ways i envy her, getting to play such an iconic character with only natural talent, but i have to say, i get a really icky vibe from the set. it must've been hard to be a fifteen year old girl surrounded by adult men, playing such a sexualized role...
Jack Taylor (7 days ago)
Very lucky men at that!
Candy Le Noir (1 month ago)
The movie was released when she was 17. She was 14 when she heard about the movie, went to New York for the screen test and was 14 going into 15 when they filmed the movie.
Alexxx M (1 month ago)
that's really sexist. They're all professionals and the whole movie is about the effects of sexualizing children and how messed up the situation was. If they were all grown women around her instead I'm sure you wouldn't say the same thing. Think before you speak. Daddy issues, much?
Schmedly Whiplash (1 month ago)
She loved it.....and had fun with it.......😀😘
Jack Mehoff (2 months ago)
+Manasa Chitturi money makes anyone comfortable
Euge jackson (3 years ago)
excelente esta pelicula es una q queda en la historia del cine
lisbeth salander (3 years ago)
he acc slapped her?? jeez
OkiMedia1 (3 years ago)
Actors must get paid really well because you correct you correct regular folks a couple of times and third time they go: Find someone else.
Rosie Glow (3 years ago)
um... that's the directors job
smileyface702 (3 years ago)
Glad these takes weren't in the final movie. The scene in the movie is acted far better and I'm so glad because it's one of my fave scenes in the movie - so intense and emotional
Met3lAngel (3 years ago)
She was so cute when she was on her early to mid teens. Now she looks like a man. Sorry. I've tried really hard to look at her these days from different angles but no, she just looks like a man. All her soft feminine features got roughed up.
Rachel Butcher (3 months ago)
Met3lAngel “2/10 would not bang”
Met3lAngel (2 years ago)
+blood-blaster can care less how they look at her. Pull the dildo out of your white knight ass.
Nonomi (2 years ago)
This issue isn't her beauty, her issue is you're attracted to a 15 year old and think she's hot. Would you want someone looking at your mother/sister/daughter that way?
Met3lAngel (2 years ago)
+blood-blaster how am I disgusting? Once she entered her adulthood, her beauty completely got thrown out the window. Doesn't matter if she's 15.
Nonomi (2 years ago)
+Met3lAngel She's 15 in this, you're fucking disgusting.
eathenbad (3 years ago)
She's just amazing. She defines beauty.
lauren (3 years ago)
Swain was/is honestly the only good "child actor" ive seen
Rachel Wolfhard (1 month ago)
Finn Wolfhard. Millie Bobby Brown. Daniel Radcliffe.
Nuke Proof (3 months ago)
What about the kids from Stranger Things? They're all brilliant!
Achilles (3 months ago)
I dont think you have seen enough movies to be worthy of that "review" of yours
Shawna Spadafore (7 months ago)
Check out Kirsten Dunst in interview with the vampire she plays a child who becomes a vampire and ages although her body never changes so she speaks like an adult later in the movie. She’s incredible
Renee Megan (8 months ago)
lauren Annika Wedderkop (dunno how you spell that) from Danish movie The Hunt was fantastic
punniechan (3 years ago)
"wrong cheek by the way" LOL
FlashakaViolet (3 years ago)
god this was intense! now that's called acting!
AnjaniMusicBox (3 years ago)
she kind of looks like Kendall Jenner in this
Jenny H (2 months ago)
Na, I think Dominique is much prettier than Kendall Jenner 😀
Abby Kober (2 years ago)
yes a lot?
jodie (3 years ago)
i love how when they finish acting out that really intense fight scene (at 2:30)  he looks at her and smiles and strokes her face, it's such a gentle gesture : ) these two have real chemistry and that's what i love about the 97 version of lolita, you fall in love with them as a couple, so of course it breaks your heart (even though it shouldn't, bc lolita isn't supposed to be romanticized) when everything goes wrong and humbert has to face the reality of the situation
Viivvi Streccy (3 months ago)
That's true
Leslie Perez (3 months ago)
Uh... well that's the intention of the author. The story is told by Humbert, so of course in his eyes, Lolita was provoking him all the time (although she might have had a little, innocent crush on him at the beginning), Lolita was the awful girl who took advantage of his unconditional love, tookhis money and ran away with another man. But that's the perspective of a sick pedophile. And that is why it can NEVER EVER be romanticized. You might feel sorry for him sometimes, because, if you read the book, he actually (let's say) "loved" her even when she got pregnant and was way over the "nymphet age range", but still, there are many other pedophiles in this world who deserve respect, because they know how wrong it is to act on children, and therefore they never touch a child. It is hard, but possible.
Austyn Esterak (4 months ago)
she was 14/15 when they made the movie, it took two years and came out in 1997 when she was sixteen. I do agree with a lot of what you said but while this movie has layers, every layer has to do with pedophilia and his victim. I think people continue to press this is a movie about a pedo who manipulated his victim, the audience, and at times himself, to think his actions weren't anything but controlling a child for his sexual pleasure, because people so often sexualize this movie and romanticize it, including him. It's kinda scary to see, even if you or her were not.
Bambi Eyes (5 months ago)
Lisa von Bokel Perfectly said!
Bambi Eyes (5 months ago)
Júlia Castro she was 16 when they made this movie. Which in most places is the legal age of consent. Not that they (the actors themselves) really had sex. But it’s not like she was 12 like in the book or 14 like her character in the movie was supposed to be. She was of age of consent to play her part.
KaylaNoelle1 (3 years ago)
haha she was KILLING him in the background there when she was talking in a British accent.  
Ali (3 years ago)
Lolita is about RAPE. I'm so tired of people playing it out as a love story with some hot teen seductress, she was some frumpy teen who was raped form the time she was 12 to 15. The fact that people romanize it in such ways is absolutely disgusting. She's a little girl not a sex symbol if anything she's a symbol of how prominent rape culture is in society.
Tiffany Mayer (1 year ago)
PREAAAAACH
mr. dad (2 years ago)
+eathenbad the reason its such a classic is because of the unreliable narrator, did you read the book?
Alune (2 years ago)
+Danger Glam Zone totally agree with you, I was expecting the comment section to look really different...so shocking that everyones so normal with it!
Ali Hammad Shah (3 years ago)
+Danger Glam Zone He destroyed little girl's life because he loved her! such perverted perspective people have
macroevolve (3 years ago)
Swain seems secretive, for lack of a better word. I couldn't find her on Twitter or Facebook. Some of her fans have an account under her name. 
Sarai Azenethe (4 years ago)
I liked her much better as lolita with this hair color. Anyone else notice her hair was lighter in the film?
Carolyn Grace Marie (2 months ago)
Carolina CP en realidad no estoy segura si este color is su natural color xP solamente siento que pelirroja queda más bien
ZAJKOV DOLLS (2 months ago)
Carolyn Grace Marie pero el color de pelo q tiene en este casting es el suyo real y natural, no?
Carolyn Grace Marie (2 months ago)
Carolina CP oh claro, en mi opinión, siento que el pelo café no queda bien la chica. Me gusta más el pelo pelirroja para ella; pienso que el pelo pelirroja queda más bien para su rasgos faciales :-)
ZAJKOV DOLLS (2 months ago)
Carolyn Grace Marie please you can say in spanish i dont understand english very well
Carolyn Grace Marie (2 months ago)
Carolina CP omg sorry I meant features!! Like facial features. Not complexion
pluperw (4 years ago)
shes so hot i would have fucked her so hard!
Diana Q (4 years ago)
she is perfect as lolita everything she does is very nymphet
Jessi Gomez (3 months ago)
Júlia Castro because her role was to act how a pedophile sees a child, very sexualized
Júlia Castro (10 months ago)
Maybe cuz she was 15 lol
Christopher S (4 years ago)
WOW! that was so cool! This is why I love behind the scenes and screen tests.
adasera2 (4 years ago)
Adrian (director of Lolita)you hard worker!! thank u for that masterpiece!sensational!!!
Met3lAngel (4 years ago)
He actually smacked her for real in the film.
Lola Twinkle (4 years ago)
this isnt a screen test its a rehearsal....
Celestial Nubian (4 years ago)
this is really creepy
Senchy TM (9 months ago)
it’s acting, buddy.
moloko1953 (4 years ago)
Excellent Chemistry between the two actors. Even if Adrian Lynne had spent five years searching around the world for a young actress to play the part of Lolita I don't think he would have found anyone better than Dominique Swain. I genuinely believe that if it was not for the controversial subject matter that was covered in the film it would have been nominated for Oscars that year.
moloko1953 (3 years ago)
Hi James, I also live in England. That's great that you communicate and are friends with Dominique via Facebook. Its also cool that she has no hang ups with the attention that she has received since she starred in Lolita. The fact that she takes the attention as a compliment shows me what a positive and out going person she obviously is.
moloko1953 (4 years ago)
I never said Dominique Swain should have won an Oscar but I do strongly believe the film deserved more recognition for the impressive film it was . Maybe a Best picture, Adrian Lynne(Best director) or Jeremy Irons(Best actor). ((:
tina modofrida (4 years ago)
she is realy good but not for an Oscar for me, Jeremy in fact sould has to win an Oscar

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