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Rooney Mara's Most Alluring Roles
My obsession with Rooney Mara began to bubble up during her dynamic opening scene in The Social Network and with next week's long-awaited debut of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- plus her subsequent red carpet appearances -- that obsession is poised to boil over.
In her latest profile, Rooney fronts the January issue of Allure, which always asks it's covergirl to reflect upon old photos (it's my favorite recurring magazine section).
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Rooney's look into her past:
On her role in a 2006 episode of Law & Order: SVU:
"People are obsessed with that show. I don't get it. Me and my boyfriend -- although I [didn't] look old enough to have a boyfriend [in the episode] -- went and beat up these fat people, who then sodomized me, and at the end of the show you find out that I used to be obese and I hate fat people. It's ridiculous. Who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up because they're fat? And as retribution, they sodomized her. I mean, I've been sodomized since the beginning of my career. I should have known then it would come full circle."
On her role in 2009's The Winning Season:
That was a very fun movie to make. There's sweet little Emma [Roberts], and Shakeera [Epps]. It's a basketball movie, so we'd shoot at night, because that was the only time we could shoot at the school gyms. We'd run around pantsing each other."
On 2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street:
"I made some really good friends on that movie and had some really good times. But horror movies are not my thing."
On 2010's The Social Network:
"Am I as cool as [Erica Albright] is? Maybe to an extent. Not cool; I would say I'm quite aloof. The story out there is that we did this scene 99 times. I don't know if that's entirely true or not, but we definitely did it a lot."
On 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
"I don't smoke. I smoked for the film. I think I'm addicted in character. If I had to go to set right now and work, I would crave a cigarette. But otherwise, I don't.
"Nudity is such a huge part of the character in the book, so I never thought twice about it. There was no time for hesitation. I didn't have time to second guess anything or be scared; I just showed up and was comfortable."