Rooney Mara in a fluttery JW Anderson two-piece: surprisingly cute or terrible?

I’m sorry, I just became enchanted with these photos of Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in LA over the weekend. They attended the LA Film Festival premiere of their film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints on Saturday. Rooney wore an ensemble (these are separates) by JW Anderson. I’m surprised she’s not wearing Calvin Klein, since she was just named CK’s newest Aloof-Face. I’m actually kind of shocked to see Rooney is something so… revealing? So fluttery and feminine and kind of hippie-ish too. I always think of her style as “try-hard modernist” and “aloof avant-garde” – lots of structured clothes, nothing too “pretty”. But this is so different. What’s up?

But really, look at her hair! I feel bad for her because I think she had to do some crazy things to her hair for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and she’s still dealing with hair issues because of it. Either that or she just has no idea what to do with her hair and she thinks giving herself a faux-mushroom-cap hair style is the height of style. By the way, I think my favorite photo is where Casey and Rooney are trying to do a squint-off with the cameras. They’re both trying so hard to look hardcore. HA.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is set in the 1970s, and Casey plays an outlaw escaping through Texas, trying to reunite with his wife, played by Rooney. It’s sort of brilliant to put Rooney and Casey together in a film, because they are two actors who go out of their way to sulk through promotional duties, both are impossibly pretentious and self-obsessed and both are known for biting the proverbial hand that feeds them. If you’d like to read something really funny, you should skim this Grantland interview with both Casey and Rooney during the Cannes Film Festival. It’s really funny for all of the wrong reasons.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Micki says:

    I’ll go with surprisingly terrible

  2. paola says:

    I actually like her hair but i find the dress to be horrendous.

  3. allons-y alonso says:

    that is a terrible outfit.

  4. Sandy says:

    Her hair always looks strange. And it’s been something like 2 years since The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was made.

  5. Roxy says:

    That hair and that outfit, horrible!!! Lol!! Casey looks like he just rolled out of bed. They are a mess!

  6. Louise says:

    She would look prettier with a smile

  7. Dave says:

    She always seems stuck in this gothic teenager style but it is too much with her personality (or lack thereof?)

  8. serena says:

    LOL a smile won’t kill you.

  9. mkyarwood says:

    The top’s okay. A nice, 40′s wide leg pant would have been better. Good hair.

  10. Dhavynia says:

    She looked pretty in Tanner Hall, granted is about 5yrs old but this hairstyle she has now is not doing her any favors. Its been like two years since the Dragon Tattoo movie and unless she cut her own hair for the role and consequently needs additional cuts to even it out she should nt be out looking like a walking wok
    I do like her skirt though

  11. Jenna says:

    I… I…

    I fully accept my own personal style is offbeat and I often totally fail to understand the concept of “cool” and what’s ~IN~ but can someone please tell me why the woman left the house wearing a black cafe curtain/dust ruffle over her boobage area? That’s not even just unflatttering (has any woman honestly ever woken up and thought “fluttery boobs! THAT’S what I wish I had!”) its just plain…. moronic looking. And the hair, well least said the better. Maybe if we ignore it, it will go away? Or she will?

    • Starrywonder says:

      Okay I just laughed for ten minutes at your comment.

      • Jenna says:

        Always glad to make someone giggle. Just be glad the outfit only confused me though… if/when I get actually upset/fired up about things, I have a distressing tendency to rhyme without realizing it. Both written and spoken. I turn into a 6’2 Amazonian Dr Seuss… it’s very strange and a touch disturbing! Laugh all you can, it keeps you looking beautiful.

        Which might explain why Rooney Mara is beginning to look both less attractive and more in dire need of a colonic. If the woman would just stop taking everything so dang seriously she would look a 1000% better.

        Well. Maybe not while ~wearing~ a boobruffle. But otherwise, it could only help.

  12. Maya says:

    I don’t care what y’all say, I still like her. She may be a bit awkward and bad at interviews (and, honestly, I feel like I’d be the same way if I were famous), but that doesn’t make her a bad person. According to Wikipedia, in 2008 she founded a charity that helps orphans in Kenya. That counts for something, right? Clearly she’s not entirely “self-obsessed”.

    Anyway, I like that she’s different from your typical Hollywood star. In a time when it seems like actresses have to be more and more “bubbly” and “relatable”, it’s kind of nice to see someone who does her own thing. I also like how she doesn’t really try to apologize for or cover up her innate introversion – as a fellow introvert, I find that refreshing.

    • Shoe_Lover says:

      I’m an introvert too and when my job requires it I ensure that I am “ON”. This is her job, she needs to be on. And I debate whether she is an introvert, I really think she is just a b!tch. there is a difference between shy/introvert and b!tch/snobby and I’m fairly sure she is the latter.

      • Jenna says:

        @Shoe_Lover – THISTHISTHIS! I mean, for heaven’s sake, she’s an actress! Red carpets are part of her gig (one she isn’t being forced into at gunpoint, might I add. As well as one she is seriously well payed for.) so she can’t act surprised about having to do them. I ~hate~ being out and about (I have a freak magnet that makes even a trip to the post office… often surreal) but when I work at gigs like sci-fi events, Ren Fairs and the like – I pull on my inner Magpie Gypsy, step into ‘her’ and become the loud, laughing, flirting wench I need to be to make rent. Then I go home, take a very long hot shower to wash ‘her’ off, pour myself a very large well aged scotch, and basically hermit for as long as I need to in order to get my head back in place and deal with crowds and all the rest of the ick when I have to. If she doesn’t want to be there – become a librarian. A doctor. A farmer. But if you want to be an actor, deal with what is part of your job and stop walking around like everyone near you has dog crap on their shoes.

        If performing is your career – perform. If you can’t deal with being in the public eye… stop taking acting gigs and find something else. Pretty simple.

      • TG says:

        Lainey totally called this one. Rooney goes on and on about her aloofness in interviews and how shy she is and how her face gets red when they have wrap parties and such. I think it is something she is cultivating rather than from actual instinct. I remember when I was in high school I used to cultivate shyness and pretend to be embarrassed when my name would be called out at assemblies for my achievements. It is really just a false sense of modesty when really you aren’t aloof and modest at all. I mean I actually am sort of shy about attention but then it was a weird thing I did because I secretly liked getting the recognition and I see it all over Rooney. As soon as I finish reading these awesome comments I am going to read the interview mentioned in the article above.

      • Hakura says:

        @Show_Lover & Jenna – +2!

        Well worded, Jenna, in regards to her red carpet duties being part of ‘job’. If you’re a performer, you job doesn’t end when you walk off the set. If your real personality doesn’t suit your publicity duties, then simply create another ‘role’ to perform, for it.

        I’m sure it becomes incredibly tiresome & boring after about 5 minutes. But as was mentioned, she’s getting paid quite well for it. Show a little professionalism, darling.

  13. taxi says:

    Bad outfit & the horrible hair looks like something from Star Wars. I don’t get the appeal of this sour-pussed girl.