Mara at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Kate Rooney Mara
February 27, 1983
Bedford, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Rooney Mara (sister)
In New York, you can just wake up and everything sorts itself out. I love that, not having a plan.
I have a ridiculous fear of sharks but I'd jump in the water in a second for an amazing role.
Everybody has to be responsible for their own actions – and if they do something wrong, I believe in paying for it.
I hate being in Los Angeles when it's football season. I want to be in New York. It just doesn't feel right if I'm away.
When my agents tell me how much I'm going to be paid for a film, instead of quoting a figure, they'll say: 'You're going to make ten pairs of Christian Louboutins.'
Even when I was a kid, I had this insane head of flaming hair. It looked like a wig.
If 10 years ago I was told I'd be where I am now, I would've been pretty happy.
I wish no teams had cheerleaders. I find it more distracting than anything else.
I was excited to get the opportunity to sing something in a movie 'cause I love musicals and I would love to be able to do more movie musicals, in the future.
I have so many friends who have no idea what they want to do. They are out of college and working, but not sure they are doing what they want to do, which is normal.
I want to do something crazy for a part – something I'd never even consider in real life.
I've definitely become more aware and conscious of what directors I'm working with because it's so important. The director is really more than half the battle of the film. You really rely on that. That's become really, really important to me, for sure.
There's nothing worse than people who want to make you feel better when you are losing. I just want to smack them.
I remember telling the agent, 'I don't want to do anything but Broadway.' She was like, 'That's not really possible because there is not that much Broadway. So I'll send you out on TV and stuff like that.'
It's really nice to be in something that you really love and want to share with people. And then, for it to actually get shown and for people to be able to see it is awesome. It's really exciting.
All the actors I respect, especially old-Hollywood actors, the reason I think so many of them have had long careers is that there is a sort of mystery about them. You don't know what they do on Friday nights when they go home from work. You have no clue. You have this sort of fantasy about them.