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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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MrRight James (20 days ago)
She ruined the movie. Jeremy irons was an absolutely perfect humbert - but she just totally didn't get the character at all. I suppose it wasn't all her fault, the director probably had a lot to do with it. They just made her into a slut which she absolutely wasn't at all in the book. Such a shame as they got so many things right but they failed when it came to the main character.
Colonel Snoopy (1 month ago)
I like to tickle her virgin tits
小蓁 (1 month ago)
She is so beautiful and cute her performance is nice 👍
임레인 (1 month ago)
Dominique Swain is already 17 years old in the movie and that *HUMBERT* is already 49 years old, but in the movie lolita is 14 yrs old and Humbert is somethinnn 50+ yrs old
Kelly O'Donnell (1 month ago)
This film would never allowed to be created today, especially by a male director, because Americans are so uptight.
Kelly O'Donnell (1 month ago)
Did he really slap her? That's not cool.
Princess Poop (2 months ago)
She is so good at acting wow.
Simon Vs The World (2 months ago)
How did she go from doing Lolita alongside Jeremy Irons to doing Asylum movies?
Lqutqro Deolivera (3 months ago)
"I WON THAT MONEY" *slap*
veronica Ave (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Its just acting. Really awesome.
In the thumbnail she looks so creepy
Laurent Dh (3 months ago)
magnifique
pushhh ya (3 months ago)
loved her acting in the movie
Lost&Found (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
a bit disturbing!
Pamela Gonzalvez (3 months 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 (4 months ago)
Very old for her years,lots of confidence.
Spaghetti Monster (4 months ago)
I love her ):
Rookgaard ALONE (4 months ago)
LO-LI-TA ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Trinidad Dias (4 months ago)
quermosaestas
curly locks (4 months ago)
she was perfect for the role.
David Morrison (4 months ago)
Peter feelier
sab walkswithpurpose (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
She's wet.
Para-Aramid (4 months ago)
Wot chemistry goin on there, eh.... pure magic. Swain's a fantastic Actress as Irons is too.
black_dalya (4 months ago)
She looks way younger than she did in the movie....and not as pretty either
Dry Vida longa a direita (5 months ago)
Essa atriz tinha quantos anos quando gravou o filme?
Quando gravou tinha 15, eles lançaram quando ela tinha 17, por isso tem gente que acha que ela tinha 17 no filme
Ana Clara Mattos18 (3 months ago)
17
TimoteoDeBaum (5 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 (5 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.
cloud day (5 months ago)
Poor girl
Tandra Akther (5 months ago)
This is a fucked up movie.
Bridgette Jrry (5 months ago)
Ewww sick
Jessie Jay (5 months ago)
This is creepy. Just really creepy.
Mixed Chick (6 months ago)
Pedophiles!!!!
Victoria Abella (6 months ago)
She’s amazing child actress even now she grown up still amazing Lolita
Packo_ Hubu (6 months ago)
Looks like a amateur couch audition
Princess Poop (6 months ago)
Amazing actor
Marcin tak, to Ja (6 months ago)
Dominique Swain has a lovely smile ☺👌
Naomi 25 (6 months ago)
scar!!
RottenDoctorGonzo (6 months ago)
I'd lick her muff and cum deep inside her body.
Bruno Felipe (6 months ago)
Feet❤😊
lolita (7 months ago)
she looks and sounds like kendall jenner here
April the meme god (7 months ago)
I mean Lolita is an amazing movie but really controversial
atta nyarko (8 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 (11 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
bigcrackrock (3 months ago)
I haven't seen this version but from most people are saying she was 14 when it was filmed. I didn't know she had to be naked either, which seems a little unnecessary.
he ju (5 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 (6 months ago)
TiaOfJordan for me it doesnt seem like shes unhappy playing this role. But idk
Daniel Ortiz (1 year ago)
both excelent actors. but she was really good...
Butch Cassidy Channel (1 year ago)
She was hurt by the slap. Swain was a trooper.
BeccaPekkaRekka (1 year ago)
You have to wonder if this project traumatized her at all.
Renia McKenzie (21 days ago)
She was 17
Jasper Bricks (1 month ago)
They are not shooting a porn movie
Flávia Marucci (3 months ago)
BeccaPekkaRekka what do you mean?
Kelly897 Booo (1 year ago)
They were really nice and caring with her that’s cool bc her role isn’t easy
Hipster Yoda ™ (1 year ago)
As far as I know Swain was 17 when this was film
nadiminti shreenath (1 year ago)
Both are super acting in this movie... Lolita 1997.
ch1bch4k4n (1 year ago)
http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/11/four-for-friday-raped-for-part.html
Snail Succ (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.
Mind Over Matter (5 months ago)
I'm sure they all ran trains on her.
Pte. Conversation (5 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
Dani Manrique M. (3 months ago)
Theres ins thes Hollywoods
Sub Samadhi (3 months 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?
chelsea rose (5 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 (5 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
Yummy Llama (4 months 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 (4 months 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 :|
Noel Rosa (1 month ago)
Can i be your boy ?
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 (3 months ago)
+Elsa Dewi same
raunophil (4 months ago)
Omg who wouldn’t want to kiss that man
BADHAM MIX (4 months ago)
+Elsa Dewi Really??!!!!!
Elsa Dewi (4 months 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..
AGASTHYA (4 months ago)
+Barbara Gordon *& WHAT ABOUT YOU* ................ ....
Natalie D (5 months ago)
kellywiggle1  ok
kellywiggle1 (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
This comes pretty close. 100 x better than the original film. I love the book.
mylifeisa mess (6 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
Ella 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.
Dada Ism (1 month ago)
She's 38 now. lol But yes, there are always creeps looking up sexual movies with underaged girls. 😑
CarnalKid (2 years 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 (6 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
Caro Alex (1 month ago)
*SHE IS ONLY 5'7. SHE IS SHORT !!!*
ZAJKOV DOLLS (5 months ago)
Sabrina i think the same
Sabrina (5 months ago)
Right, i think long legs are hot, elegant and beautiful
вuввlєgumdrσp (8 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 (3 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago)
ohhhh boo hoo, everything is the fault of white people.
Alune (2 years 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...
Jasper Bricks (1 month ago)
I really dont think she is the only female. I have been to a film set. Tons of people of different background race and gender. Its not two guys with a camera.
Dina Alaa (2 months ago)
+Schmedly Whiplash she was just a kid!
Davoo Doring (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (5 months ago)
She loved it.....and had fun with it.......😀😘
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 (6 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.
shiggy diggy (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.
shiggy diggy (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
S M (1 month ago)
g fox especially noah
Rachel (4 months ago)
Finn Wolfhard. Millie Bobby Brown. Daniel Radcliffe.
Nuke Proof (6 months ago)
What about the kids from Stranger Things? They're all brilliant!
Achilles (6 months ago)
I dont think you have seen enough movies to be worthy of that "review" of yours
Shawna Spadafore (10 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
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
Rick Grimes (1 month ago)
AnjaniMusicBox Kendall wishes she had half the personality and talent that Dominique does.
jake fn403 (1 month ago)
AnjaniMusicBox gfy kardashians r not in everything JESUS CHRIST
Kendall could never
Jenny H (5 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
Jasper Bricks (1 month ago)
Guys dont forget this in 1940 not 2019.
Being FRANK (1 month ago)
You guys forget the morals of the 1940s differ alot to late 1990s and 21 century sjw heros morals.
olivia adams (2 months ago)
jodie this is just so... wrong
Queen of Despair (3 months ago)
Wha the fuck, they aren’t a fucking couple, are you sick?? Disgusting, she was fucking 14
Viivvi Streccy (6 months ago)
That's true
KaylaNoelle1 (4 years ago)
haha she was KILLING him in the background there when she was talking in a British accent.  
Ali (4 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 (3 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 (4 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?
Caro Alex (1 month ago)
+ZAJKOV DOLLS *ES SU CABELLO NATURAL. SI TE FIJAS EN LA PELICULA HAY ESCENAS DONDE SE NOTA LA RAIZ CASTAÑA Y NO PELIRROJA !!*
Carolyn Grace Marie (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
Carolyn Grace Marie please you can say in spanish i dont understand english very well
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
Noel Rosa (1 month ago)
She is Very hot.
I should go Beat my wife (6 months ago)
Júlia Castro because her role was to act how a pedophile sees a child, very sexualized
Júlia Castro (1 year 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.

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