These are some new photos of Rooney Mara at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival over the weekend, where she won the “Virtuoso” Award for her work in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Rooney wore this lovely green Louis Vuitton dress and matching coat for the occasion. I whole-heartedly approve of this look on her, and I can finally see why she gets (too many) comparisons to Audrey Hepburn. This is the kind of look that petite, small-chested girls can really pull off beautifully – the fitted, high-necked top with the architectural, puffy skirt. Plus, Rooney finally found a color that looks beautiful on her – some people look sickly in green, but Rooney finally “pops”.
Rooney is still out and about, promoting The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo internationally – she was just in Japan last week. Part of her recent appearances could be construed as an effort towards her Oscar campaign – remember, she’s up for Best Actress along with Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. Most critics/Oscar watchers think Best Actress is just that two-woman race between Meryl and Viola, with Glenn Close, Rooney and Michelle Williams not even figuring into it that much. But if there was going to be a spoiler, would it be Rooney? Or would it be Michelle? I suspect Michelle has the better shot. I also suspect that Rooney isn’t going to have a full-blown Oscar campaign. Partly because she’s so “over” the Hollywood thing (FOR REAL, she’s so hardcore, y’all) and partly because I’m guessing the studio doesn’t want to spend the money, maybe.
Maybe I would feel differently about Rooney’s Oscar nomination if I didn’t think she was such a brat. Maybe I feel differently about her as a person if she was really wowing me with her style. But isn’t she just an underwhelming person in total? Still, I love this Louis Vuitton on her. I hope she wears a good color for the Oscars.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.