Rooney Mara bad-mouths her ‘Nightmare on Elm St’ gig: “I didn’t even really want it”

Dear God, what is wrong with Rooney Mara? Why can’t a young actress simply be happy – nay, grateful – for the opportunities she’s given, her hit-or-miss career trajectory in an industry with something like a 95% unemployment rate? Why does Rooney feel the need to piss on the few jobs she had before she got the Lisbeth Salander role? I don’t get it. Anyway, Rooney is back with another eye-rolling-inducing quote in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. First, let’s recap some of her previous STFU-moments of 2011.

First, in her Vogue Magazine cover profile, Rooney took her first steps towards bad-mouthing her early career. When describing her first role on an episode of Law & Order: SVU, she described the character as a girl who “hates fat people, and you find out in the end she used to be obese herself. It’s just too embarrassing.” Regarding her part in the 2010 reboot of Nightmare on Elm Street, she told Vogue, “I hated it. It left me thinking, If this is what is available to me, then I don’t necessarily want to be an actress. And then I got the script for The Social Network.”

Then, in her Allure cover profile, she once again discussed L&O: SVU, saying, “It was so awful. So stupid. People are obsessed with that show. I don’t get it. Me and my boyfriend—although I don’t look old enough to have a boyfriend—went and beat up these fat people, 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?” Rooney later tried to backpedal, saying that she wasn’t saying the show was stupid, she was saying “humanity” is stupid. But it’s pretty clear what she meant, honestly. I’d also like to point out that she keeps bad-mouthing L&O: SVU and Nightmare on Elm Street because those are basically two of the few roles this smug bitch got before The Social Network.

Anyway, Rooney’s latest mouth-fart:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress played Nancy Holbrook in the 2010 horror film remake, a part which she confessed that she deliberately tried to sabotage her chances of getting during the audition process.

“You kind of learn to self-sabotage with things you don’t want to get. Sometimes you don’t want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway,” Mara told Entertainment Weekly.

“That’s kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street – I didn’t even really want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] ‘F**k. I definitely got that’.”

[From Digital Spy]

For the love of God. “Sometimes you don’t want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway.” Just STFU. Be grateful. Acknowledge that your early career made you the actress you are today. Show some maturity and depth and humor. Be a professional.

Anyway, if you’d like to read more from Rooney’s EW cover story, go here and here. There are even quotes from David Fincher about Rooney’s piercings and… Jesus, their relationship is so creepy. It’s like the creepy goth version of Eliza Doolittle and Prof. Higgins.

Cover courtesy of Just Jared, additional pics by WENN.

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  1. lucy2 says:

    I can understand not being too proud of the early work, but for heaven’s sake, be a professional and don’t bad mouth it all. Pretty much every actor gets their start with less than stellar projects that are forever on their resume.

    • carrie says:

      i totally agree with you

      and i don’t think her relation with Fincher is creepy because she knew that with this character and a control freak director like Fincher, she was going to be famous so he was able to do what he wanted with her and Fincher knows it also.Her Lisbeth is Fincher’s Lisbeth(if you dislike Lisbeth in his movie,blame Fincher,not the actress)
      He did the same thing with Jesse Eisenberg :during TSN promotion,Fincher said that working with him it’s like to enter in a sect with him in guru

    • Jane says:

      The truth is she’s one of these actresses/actors who thank great PR one day are everywhere and their popularity explodes and next day they are gone and nobody cares. She has/the movie has amazing PR but it seems they forgot give her some lessons how to behave.

    • merski says:

      You know, seems to me like she might have spent too much time with crabby Daniel Craig and elitist David Fincher and as a young impressionable woman she just became too influenced by their constant bitching about movie industry and fame…
      She might look back on this in a few years and regret having made some comments….

  2. Danziger says:

    Dear Rooney. You’re a first class moron. You look bland, your acting’s not mind-blowing and you’ve got a big damn mouth, which is okay in my book when you’re an established, successful actress, not.. well.. what you are right now.

    I hope she doesn’t get hired anymore. It’s a mean thing to say, but well, at least she doesn’t have to “self-sabotage”.

    • Seal Team 6 says:

      She’s too rich and her family too well-known not to get hired.

      • whatevs says:

        so is bryce dallas howard, who rarely gets hired for anything. not to mention howard is more of a talented actress too

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        I suspect she gets hired for what she wants to be hired for. The whole “Victoria” controversy, for instance.

      • Reece says:

        And BDH is preggs again.

      • hatsumomo says:

        Really?! BDH is preggo again?! Wow, she must hvae really taken the whole “be fruitful and multiply” thing to heart! Is this her third or fourth baby?

        And by the way, I LOVE Bryce. So what is she’s the well-connected daughter of a director? I think she’s beautiful. She has the most unusual and unforgettable face. And even when she was playing the crappy girlfriend in 50/50 I thought she was great.

      • whatevs says:

        @hatsumomo i agree bdh has a beautiful face and is talented but for some reason men don’t seem to agree with the beauty part. i wonder why

    • Alix says:

      If you don’t want the part, don’t go on the freakin’ audition! If you consistently audition badly, word gets out and you sabotage your whole damn career. This girl’s an idiot.

      • ol cranky says:

        I read her comments as meaning she thinks that she’s such a great actress that even when she self-sabotages and does a crappy job, she’s so good she still nails it.

        She’s only getting press because of the series and all the hype that went with it. With her curent demeanor, she’s not going to become a fan darling and that will (i pray) negatively impact her career

      • whatevs says:

        russell crowe thought he was the best actor and could get away with being an arsehole, and go look for him now. lmao

  3. Incredulous says:

    This one time I didn’t want a job but then I accidentally went to the interview and accidentally got it.

    Lo! It came to pass that I ended up working on the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    • Sasha says:

      Hahaha. Yes she seems very ungrateful (especially considering what a blow her comments will be to actresses who tried just as hard and didn’t accidentally get the job) but like someone below said, she’s at the start of her career and possibly doesn’t anticipate what backlash her interviews may generate. Maybe in 5 years time she’ll give an interview about what an ass she was when she got her first big role. You never know!

      • Carolyn says:

        Totally agree. In 5 year’s time she’ll be known as “The Girl” and for not much else. Good golly if I was trying to make a career as an actress I’d be happy with any damn role I could get. Not everyone’s going to have the career trajectory of Brad Pitt/ Cate Blanchett (substitute any fave consistently-working high calibre actor).

    • Ari says:

      LOL…exactly. What a dumbas$$

      Oh Wait..did you really accidentally go to an interview LOL

    • ahoyhoy says:

      She’s so magical as an actress she gets parts despite herself! Without even trying! GAG!!!

      All this is in anticipation of trying for a Oscar nomination—”I didn’t MEAN to do those shitty films, and I’m totally A-list now!”

  4. Marianne says:

    I remember Jesse Eisenberg saying in an Oscar discussion that he hated doing the horror movie he was in the beginning of his career. He thought it was ridiculous, yet I don’t remember him getting chastised. I’ve seen other stars trash movies they were in after it bombed. Yes it seems ungrateful but her star is rise. She doesn’t have to do crappy horror films anymore to make a living. GWTDT will open her to more possibilites. She’s getting her taste of fame. If her bad mouthing actually ends up hurting her career prospects, I’m sure she’ll stop. As of now, she’s probably getting job offers galore.

    • Annie says:

      She’s comming off like an asshole but in Rooney’s defense she’s probably just not used to the media game yet and might not realize what she sounds like. I’m sure we’ve all had a job we’ve badmouthed after something better came along, no? It probably wouldn’t come off well in print.

      She does look gorgeous in a gamine sort of way in the second picture down, I’ll give her that.

      • Marianne says:

        I’m just saying she can sort of get away with it because thanks to Lisbeth, she’s probably getting job offers galore. If it’s truly affecting her career she’ll stop. I haven’t heard any verbal diarrhea from Megan Fox in awhile. She probably realized it wasn’t helping her get a movie. It didn’t help that she’s a crap actress either though.

    • Kerfuffles says:

      To me, it’s not so much that she’s bashing prior roles. It’s that she’s bragging about herself in the process.

      If Jesse Eisenberg claimed he was so good he was getting roles he didn’t even want–he just couldn’t help it! even when he tried to blow an audition he would STILL get the part! he can get a part even with one half of his talent tied behind his back!–he would getting a big ‘ole STFU from me, too.

  5. Eleonor says:

    Hello Megan Fox 2.0.

    • SolitaryAngel says:

      THAT’S what I was going to say! Great minds, ya know. ;) Yeah, this ungrateful twit is talking herself right out of future jobs.
      Dear big mouth:
      Here’s something ordinary folks do when they don’t want a job–they stay HOME! Please STFU and fade into obscurity soon.

      • Eleonor says:

        In this moment, I’m sure, she has plenty of offers, but there will come a day when she will talk too much and will mess with the wrong person, just like Megan did.

    • gail says:

      Not really. What made Megan foolhardy (but sorta brave) was that she trashed her powerful A-list employer. Mara doesn’t have a lot to fear from the makers of Nightmare on Elm St.

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        Megan Fox doing that made me like and respect her, because that director is a known JERK to women.

      • gail says:

        I like Megan too. I really wish she would make a great comeback and be all, “In your face!!” to Bay. But I’m not sure how good an actress she actually is. I hope that’s something she’s working on.

        Mara, for all her PR problems, is well-liked by critics, most of whom have been very positive about her last 2 roles. Which also gives her a better shot at not suffering a career setback due to the stuff she says.

      • Eleonor says:

        Megan worked with Bay more than one time, if she hated him so much, she should have stopped after the first movie, but she went on to Transformers, which made her big. At that point she started giving all that crazy interviews, in which she wanted to come out as edgy, original, and crazy, because she wanted to be “the next Jolie”.Craziness on craziness she openly attacked Michael Bay. I don’t want to say she was wrong, but I don’t believe she did it because of her “feminism”, but because she was so full of herself she thought nobody could touch her; and at the end of the day she got fired, for badmouthing her boss. Rooney Mara now is badmouthing small projects, but what I see is that one day she will bitch about the wrong person.

      • Flan says:


        Shia’s constant background chorus made it seem even more like she had a point and something was not right on that set.

        Reminded me of Big Dog and Me-Too:

      • xmarine says:

        you bring up Michael Bay, he was main producer of Nightmare remake….He and Platinum Dunes is responsible most of these horrible remakes

    • Kelly says:

      Didn’t Jessica Biel do the same thing with – whatever that stupid show she was in… Seventh Heaven? *shudder* And she also pisses and moans about how she can’t get good roles because she’s too beautiful.

  6. bettyrose says:

    LOL. I think we all bad mouth every job we’re not still in, but as I advise the younger folks in my life: NEVER EVER talk about work publicly (i.e. on FB/twitter). Maybe Rooney needs a career mentor.

    • Cat says:

      This so much. Complaining to friends about past jobs is one thing, bad mouthing to any public forum is just stupid.

  7. NotaBitterBetty says:

    It seems all she does is trash her past movies, simply because she’s (inexplicably) being touted as the next big thing. Don’t count your chickens before really they hatch Patricia, just ask Gretchen Mol. What an insufferable, pretentious little madam she’s turning out to be.

    • Iggles says:

      Lol! Love the Gretchen Mol reference..

      Anyway, this woman is annoying! She’s trying WAY to hard to come off as above it all. I read somewhere that an extra on the movie blew up her spot, saying she was incredibly insecure while shooting GWTDT and constantly asked her assistant if she was doing a better job than the actress who played Lisbeth in the Swedish films. After that, I can see she’s all bravado in her interviews. She probably goes around googling her own name, a là John Mayer!

    • Carolyn says:

      hehe too on the Mol reference :)

  8. Nonny says:

    K-Stew has nothing on this weirdo.

  9. Dee says:

    After three interviews, I find her even more insufferable than Goop. She’ll be setting the standard in terns of bitchery soon, trust.

  10. Agnes says:

    If she didn’t have a pile of money to fall back on, I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t talk crap like this. Also, what an idiot – if you don’t want a job, don’t freaking take it. I am sure there are many unemployed actors who would be happy taking the gig. Don’t backdoor compliment yourself, “I didn’t want it but I am SO AWESOMELY GOOD” that they gave it to me anyway.” Sit down, kid.

    • valleymiss says:

      Ha! That’s what I was thinking too. “I am such a great actress that even when I deliberately try to throw auditions, I get the part anyway!”

      I’m sure the struggling actor guy who lives in my apt building here in Los Angeles would KILL to be in a Law and Order episode or a Nightmare on Elm Street sequel! Rooney is an ungrateful b&%$% who seems to have already forgotten what it’s like on the other side. Wow…that was fast!

    • Kerfuffles says:

      EXACTLY. My problemwith this interview isn’t even her bashing a prior job–it’s the way she brags about herself in the process. “I’m so awesome I get jobs I DONT EVEN WANT!”

      She is insufferable.

  11. Lois says:

    Entitled brat.

    • Flan says:

      Yeah, classical spoiled child.

      Always sheltered from critisism and therefore allowed to grow into what she is now.

      Welcome to the real world, moron.

      • Kimbob says:

        Yes…I think right now she THINKS she’s living in a glass house…’s about to shatter.

        Do. Not. Like. Her!

        There are WAY TOO MANY gracious, grateful talents out there just dying to be “discovered.” We need to click the “Delete” button & send her to the trash bin…no doubt!

  12. Hope says:

    Okay, you didn’t really want the role but you took it anyways (it was ultimately still your choice! Own it!); the casting directors didn’t force you to take the role. Just b/c you’re playing Lisbeth, doesn’t mean you have to justify what may seem to you roles that are “beneath” the one you currently are promoting. (I really hope that this is a situation where her comments are really translating poorly in print b/c she does have talent & should be one of the actresses currently to keep an eye on in the future)

  13. Zombie Nurse says:

    She’s coming across as ludicrously pretentious and ungrateful to such an extent that it’s causing me second-hand embarrassment. However, her twat-wafflery aside, I want that coat she’s wearing in the last pic. Give it to me Rooney and I will consider your snottiness forgiven.

  14. gail says:

    I’m surprised by the intensity of the hostility directed at Mara on CB for her comments about her past jobs.

    It’s surprising because this is the same site where people pour love (or at least, not a constant barrage of insults) over people like, say, Tilda Swinton & Johnny Depp all the time without calling them disgusting, amoral rape apologists.

    Perhaps it’s a recency thing – enough time has passed since the Polanski arrest that people have more or less forgotten those who spoke up in his defense and/or gotten over it. In which case, lighten up! This time next year, you won’t even remember those SVU comments & you’ll be writing about how totally cute Mara looked at the Golden Globes.

    Another possibility is that when people are a big fan of an actor/director, they are willing to rationalize, “forget”, & forgive almost anything s/he does or says. Mara’s problem is that she is just starting out & doesn’t have hardcore stans yet (Yet – TGWTDT will definitely change that).

    Of course, the other possibility is that some people genuinely feel more irritation & hold more of a grudge towards bigmouth actors who diss Law & Order: SVU than towards bigmouths like Swinton & Depp who stick up for child rapists.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Despite being a child rapist, Polanski IS a very talented filmmaker who makes great movies that actors want to be in. Also, he lost his wife & unborn child in one of the most famous murders of the 20th Century. I think those factors contribute to actors looking the other way on the drugging and rape of a 13-year old factor.

      Not defending, just speculating why Polanski’s seemingly been ‘forgiven’ by Hollywood.

    • MerryHappy says:

      I disagree. I dislike tilda and depp. Not just for protecting a child molester (obviously a deeply disgusting thing) but because of their general pretension as they embark on the path on the aging hipster. Gag me. With this girl, once is an accident. Three times is deliberate. She’s an ungrateful, pretentious little brat who in every interview seems soooooo patronizing. In short, I know I personally will never think she’s cute in style or looks as she appears ugly inside, nor will I see the movie because without a doubt the original was better! Lol.

    • Cat says:

      Um, no. I dislike when any actor says stupid sh-t of this caliber, I disliked (and cringed) when Depp mentioned the “feels like rape” comment as much as when KStew said it.

      It’s actually worse with him, because she can hide behind age and people say, oh she doesn’t know any better. He does and said it anyway.

      Like it’s been said over and over in this and many other discussions, there are so many others out there that could have been given the job Mara took and would have been grateful and appreciative. But then, she’s such a fantastic actress that she can phone it in and still land the role it probably would have been pointless.

  15. Seal Team 6 says:

    I loathe the New York Giants too much to ever like her or her sister anyway, and her recent interviews have made the dislike personal. She annoys me.

    Johnny Depp’s first role was in the first “Nightmare” movie, and he owns it.

    • Eve says:

      Not only he owns it, but he also had a cameo in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” (1991).

    • Eleonor says:

      Yes and when people started talking of a remake of 21 Jump street Johnny was fine with making a cameo.
      Nicole Kidman appeared in some music videos (and so did Angelina Jolie), maybe she is not proud, but I’ve never heard her bitching about that.

      • Bite me says:

        Fun fact .. David Fincher directed Angelina Jolie in a commercial for a magazine

      • Hope says:

        Another great example that comes to mind: Ryan Gosling! He has definitely now proven himself to be one of the strongest actors out there, but does he ever knock his time on the Mickey Mouse Club or Young Hercules?! And George Clooney often refers to his role as Batman with a lot of grace and humour …

      • ahoyhoy says:

        Clooney even OWNS his part on “The Facts of Life.” He was hungry, and it was a job. That’s how MOST actors view their early work.

      • Carolyn says:

        If you want to see what Nicole Kidman really looked like before Botox and a hair straightener, look for her in Pat Wilson’s Bop Girl (music vid) and the movie BMX Bandits. The only reason I know this is because I’m Australian and every kid in the 80′s was taken to this movie by their parents! We don’t admit to it though.

    • gail says:

      Depp is probably not the best role model for Mara. He can barely get through an interview w/o saying something offensive and/or obnoxiously privileged.

      • Eve says:

        Yes, there was a lot of nonsense in his recent interviews (the “rape versus having his picture taken” comments, the interview where he tells why he hasn’t become a French citizen) but let’s be fair here: Johnny Depp HAS ALWAYS been grateful for the oportunities he was given.

        Even 21 Jump Street — that he admitted not liking — he was graceful enough to aknowledge what it represented to his career (in terms of fame, money and oportunities).

      • gail says:

        Honestly, for me, him being grateful for his past jobs is completely overshadowed by the way he, beyond just signing that petition, repeatedly defended Roman Polanski in the press and basically called on us to just let his crime slide.

        I found them incredibly offensive, and am not impressed with what they suggest about his worldview regarding rape, or the privileges that “great artists” should be granted.

        I guess I really don’t understand being this angry at Mara over this but giving Depp a pass. Do you really feel that Mara’s public comments are worse, or that they reflect more badly on her character than Depp’s do on his?

      • Eve says:

        I commented on the fact that she’s entitled only once on Celebitchy before and right now — at least on this thread — about the fact she keeps shitting on her past jobs when she could simply say she’s glad she’s having the chance to play more challenging roles now. You have to be mistaking me for someone else as I have NEVER been that invested in “hating” Rooney Mara nor have I ever defended Johnny Depp for something completely diferent (his Polanski defense). I did not mention that here, I didn’t bring that into the mix.

        You did that because that seems to be relevant to you (to justify your take on Depp’s interviews). I compared the way they refer to the beginning of their careers: he’s been very gracious, she hasn’t. I also find insulting that you’re suggesting that I, by merely pointing out him being grateful for the chances given, am automatically defending his stance on Polanski’s crime — I am not (nor I have ever). I didn’t like when he did that and I vehementely disagree with him (he said something like “Polanski isn’t a predator”). I have never given him “a pass” for those comments — on the contrary, they CONSIDERABLY diminished my admiration for him.

        However, I don’t think Depp’s support of Polanski overshadows his ability to aknowledge what his previous works have done for his career. Because I see them as independent things: it’s very unfortunate that he somehow defends Polanski, but it’s a great thing that he is graceful enough to aknowledge his early movies as a chance to accomplish everything he has now.

        Regarding his rape comments, he apologized for them and *I* think he was being sincere.

      • Eve says:

        Finally (couldn’t edit my previous comment anymore), to answer your question: as far as talking about their previous works/beginning of their careers, yes, I think that reflects horribly on her character — and the fact he’s rather graceful when talking about his early movies reflects positively on his. As for his comments defending Polanski and privileges for the rich and famous, YES, I think that does make him look bad — and it disapointed me the fact that he’s nowhere near as smart as I used to think he was.

        I just can’t compare that with Mara’s interviews so far because she hasn’t opened her mouth (yet) to say something similar. But I can tell you this: by the way she’s been badmouthing her early movies (a.k.a. anything that wasn’t directed by David Fincher), I don’t think she’ll do any better than him. I kinda have the feeling there are worse comments to come (from her).

      • gail says:

        Sorry, I should have been more clear – “I guess I really don’t understand being this angry at Mara over this but giving Depp [or famous other loudmouths] a pass” was directed at the general tone of the commenting community towards them vs. Mara rather than you specifically.

        But thanks for your explanation about how their respective comments affect your view of them – I am always curious about how & why people perceive & judge the actions of different celebrities.

        In your comment, you stress how you appreciate Depp’s graciousness – if I may pick your brain some more, would it bother you if someone privately felt contempt & embarrassment for their early work so long as they publicly acted grateful or were silent about it?

        In other words, do you think the backlash is about Mara being tactless & saying out loud that we think should be kept private, or because people disapprove of her real feelings about her early work, whether she keeps them private or not? If she had dissed SVU in a private email that got leaked to the public by, say, one of those phone hackers looking for boob shots, would people be as pissed at her?

      • Eve says:

        In your comment, you stress how you appreciate Depp’s graciousness – if I may pick your brain some more, would it bother you if someone privately felt contempt & embarrassment for their early work so long as they publicly acted grateful or were silent about it?

        I think they (actors) have every right to feel embarrassed by movies that are, well, just plain bad. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

        And I don’t think it’s necessarily a matter of acting publicly grateful or being silent about these early jobs but a matter of — at least — not badmouthing them constantly and so distatefully (as Mara has been doing). I think there are other ways of letting people know she’s not exactly proud of her past movies, that this kind of film (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is what she has always aimed for — WITHOUT dissing every single part she’s done in the past.

        It seems (to me) that she feels the need to “explain” why she worked in some of them, why she hasn’t always been an A-lister. When, in fact, they’re just jobs — she could say something like “well, it was worth the experience but I always dreamed with something more challenging” or even “I learned some important things even though that wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do with my career”.

        In other words, do you think the backlash is about Mara being tactless & saying out loud that we think should be kept private, or because people disapprove of her real feelings about her early work, whether she keeps them private or not?

        I honestly think it’s about her being extremely tactless — and ungrateful as well. Because we all know actors have to begin somewhere — and most of the time it’s usually an embarrassing role, but the actors mentioned here (not only Depp) have addressed that in a much better way than she’s been doing.

        If she had dissed SVU in a private email that got leaked to the public, would people be as pissed at her?

        Considering printed e-mails can be used as documentary evidence, I think that she should be careful about that too (hypothetically speaking).

        But that’s not what I meant to say. My point has always been this: she can express her feelings towards her earlier movies (or not). It’s entirely up to her. But if she hates them so much — to the point she can’t find anything nice to say about them — perhaps she should consider remaining silent. However, she also has the choice to say she didn’t enjoy the experience without sounding like a complete jerk. She could have chosen a better, more tactful approach.

      • gail says:

        Upon reflection, I guess that’s why I’m more annoyed by Depp. For me, Mara’s problem is her tactlessness. I don’t care if she privately thinks her early jobs were awful & embarrassing – I can even understand why someone might feel that way. I just don’t think it’s appropriate to publicly badmouth them & by extension, the people who gave them to you.

        Depp, on the other hand – suppose he had never said anything pro-Polanski in public, but I somehow found out through mutual friends or something how he privately felt about him – my opinion of him would still take a massive nosedive. For me, it’s less about him being a tactless loudmouth (which is forgivable) than about my disgust at his personal beliefs around this matter (which I find harder to overlook).

      • Eve says:

        Don’t worry. I, too, was terribly disappointed and disgusted when he said those things (him defending Polanski). But somehow I was glad he did it anyway: now I know he isn’t perfect, that — like many of his fellow actors — he behaved like a good ol’ corporatist, because I highly doubt he would defend another grown-up man who drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl if such man wasn’t also a fellow actor/director he respected and admired (I also highly doubt he would leave his daughter alone with Polanski).

        But I want to make this very clear: I do not overlook Depp’s stance on Polanski’s crime. I just see these two things (the other being his approach when talking about his early movies) separately.

        *I’m not sure “corporatist” is the right word, but I think you get what I’m saying.

    • Alix says:

      Paul Newman used to invite friends over to see his first film, “The Chalice”, which was SO bad apparently they never managed to get through a complete viewing!

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        Kevin Bacon has said in interviews he used to watch “Footloose” with his daughter and her friends when she had slumber parties. The main point of this is that he said the girls would kinda razz him in the silliest (dancing in warehouse/factory) parts.

  16. Hautie says:

    She is the gift that keeps on giving… isn’t she.

    Didn’t her movie bomb? Here in the US. Maybe that will dampen her need to be so mouthy.

    • Launicaangelina says:

      @Hautie, I was thinking the same thing about her movie bombing…

    • Fabianne says:

      It didn’t do as well as they hoped. I think right now it’s about recovering that 135M total budget(production/A&M). Some film critics noticed that Sony did not announce the filming of the sequels right off the bat so that’s not good.

      Re Rooney Mara, it seems like this is really her personality except now she’s being recorded. So I guess it will take a while before she starts thinking and measuring her words when giving an interview.

    • gail says:

      I hope it does well mainly because I don’t want studios to get the message that R-rated films aimed strictly at adult audiences can’t succeed.

      I hate our current environment for making films i.e., everything has to be PG-13 and appeal to teens.

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        I disagree with a couple of your points in this thread, but 100% agree with you on this!

      • Original Bee says:

        I completely agree gail! I really want TGWTDT to succeed at the box office to prove to Hollywood that R rated films for adults can be profitable. And that every film doesn’t have to be made for 13 year old boys. There’s an audience for films like this, we just have to show up.

      • T.C. says:

        I wouldn’t mind if TGWTDT was an ORIGINAL R-rated movie. Then I would be supporting it all the way. I hate that it’s a remake of a foreign movie that is barely 2 years old. If successful all Hollywood will learn is to remake, remake, remake. It too easy and lacks creativity. I want more original movies not remakes.

  17. Marjalane says:

    Well after seeing her in TGWTDT, I’d maybe bet that she’ll be bad mouthing that role in a few years as well- “The screenwriting was ghastly, Daniel Craig had bad breath, I only did it to help out the director”. I don’t think she has that much to be uppity about.

  18. Mia says:

    What is her family connection? Everyone is saying she is rich and well-connected but I don’t know what that consists of…can anyone enlighten me?

    • Seal Team 6 says:

      Her family owns the New York Giants, among other things. She comes from a very wealthy background. Her sister is Kata Mara (We Are Marshall, Brokeback), and she is much less obnoxious.

      • NotaBitterBetty says:

        I think her family owns the Pittsburgh Steelers as well.

        I love Kate Mara. She rocks her role on American Horror Story and I still love her and Marky Mark in Shooter. Such a shame it’s Rooney that’s getting all the attention.

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        NotBitter –

        I agree. She’s been good in everything I’ve seen her in, and she comes across quite well in interviews. Rooney is soooooooooooo annoying, and I’m not all that jazzed with her acting, and her whining about roles maddens me, because of all the young actresses out there dying for even a bad horror movie, so they can break into the business.

        I really do loathe the New York Giants, but that isn’t why I dislike Rooney. That’s just the icing on the cake!

      • Carolyn says:

        thanks – was wondering the history too. I’ll be damned…she’s probably doing acting only as a hobby :(

    • bigchili says:

      Art Rooney, who founded the Pittsburgh Steelers, is her great-grandfather as is Tim Mara, who founded the New York Giants.

  19. Giselle says:

    It’s really unnecessary to bad mouth her earlier projects. If she were so ashamed and embarrassed, why bring it up at all? I understand she’s being asked about her previous work, but she needs to learn to be gracious. She’s actually reminding me of Katherine Hiegel (i have no idea how to spell it & don’t care enough to check), who is not very well liked. It gives you a bad reputation. But, I mean, I guess I understand her lack of confidence here, since her sister is really the talented one in the family. Ha.

  20. Seal Team 6 says:

    Her sister is also the non annoying one in the family, too.

    But, I definitely agree: Kate Mara is a decent actress.

  21. Jayna says:

    Get over yourself. Pretentious, self-important comes to mind. I will see the movie, though.

  22. spinner says:

    Not a gracious bone in this girls body.

  23. Seal Team 6 says:

    Everyone: just watch the Swedish adaptation of this film. Seriously, it’s very good, and I think Netflix carries it.

    • Flan says:

      Second that.

      Don’t get why there needs to be a remake at all.

      Is it really so difficult for American audiences to watch anything foreign? Or, the HORROR, with subtitles?

      Well, better be glad it’s not the same the other way around. Without Overseas ticket sales, American movies would also not have the budget to look as good as they do.

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        I watch ALOT of foreign ie non English-language films, and I refuse to watch dubbed versions.

      • Flan says:

        Yeah, I’m sure there are quite a few intelligent and curious people who do take the trouble to watch something else.

        Still I get the vibe that watching foreign movies is considered hipster in the US?

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        Hipster and pretentious and boring and even politically liberal. The only one of those I am is the last, and I wasn’t even that when I fell in love with foreign films in college in the 80′s.

        I know people who watched dubbed versions of movies like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” It’s ridiculous.

      • Maripily says:

        I love foreign film. The stories are usually much more original, and feel “real”. I recently watched an Argentinian film about a maid who’d worked for a family almost all her life, and her frustration at not really being a true part of the family. I forgot I was even watching a movie, it felt like I was peeking into someone’s actual life. And so many foreign films…no matter what the country…feel that way. So original, so real, so thought provoking. American films often can’t compare. Too much emphasis is placed on big budget, big name stars, appealing to each and everybody, and not enough thought is placed into creating a compelling film. Even our so called indie flicks have become generic and annoying…

      • Flan says:

        CTHD in dubs? Ai, that would be grating, hahaha.

        And what was the name of that movie, Maripily? Sounds interesting.

        Also agree with you about the Indie thing. I tried to watch some of them, but they often still follow a generic pattern. With Hollywood, though many movies are of course of outstanding visual quality, it seems like there are some invisible lines storywise that the rarely cross.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      The Swedish version of “Let the Right one In,” (Called “Let me In”) was also better than the American version. However, in the American version, Chloë Morentz made the lead role her own. I guess it’s possible for a remake to be on par with an original but it doesn’t happen often.

      • Rio says:

        That’s actually the opposite– “Let The Right One In” is the Swedish version. It’s one of my father’s favorite movies.

      • Cali says:

        You are sooo right. You can’t even compare the two. I feel in love with that story and the American version didn’t come close!

      • Maripily says:

        Let the Right One in was fantastic. So good that I haven’t bothered watching the American version…I don’t think it could do the Swedish one justice.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Rio, oops you’re right. I shouln’t have made that mistake. “Let the Right One In” is one of my favorite books as well.

        @Mari, agreed. I particularly like how the swedish version touched on the fact that that Eli was a boy and that Oskar loved him even after the discovery.

  24. Be nice on the way up, because you never know who you’re going to need on the way down.

  25. e.non says:

    why audition for a role you don’t want.

  26. The Original Mia says:

    And…this is why I like her sister better. So much pretentiousness. I hope they make her do the sequel to NoES just to spite her bad-mouthing, bad attitude behind.

  27. Dudette says:

    This wouldn’t even be such a big deal if it weren’t for the fact that she repeatedly slags off her previous employment. How many interviews has she given along these lines now? Doesn’t she have anything else insightful or interesting to say? I’m not buying the ‘she’s a newbie to this press game, cut her some slack’ angle; she has a big studio behind her, a lauded director guiding her every move (it seems) AND a much more gracious sister in the business. Sorry but Rooney has no excuse other than just being an ungrateful, entitled brat.

  28. Ellen says:

    I am so skeeved about the piercings. There are really important nerves you affect when you’re a woman and you pierce your nipple. Why was that even necessary? Is that not what the makeup people are hired to do? Create convincing prosthetics? Why actually subject your lead actress to all these physical transformations? It’s extremely skeevy.

    And don’t tell me she needed to go there to “get in the role.” She can act her way into the role.

    Fincher’s obsession with the piercings just makes me shudder.

    (Also: wigs. Another fine way for a woman to get into character without having to subsume herself i deeply disturbed persona.)

    • Marianne says:

      A lot of actors are methodical and really need to transform physically (not just mentally) to truly understand what’s going on in their characters head. Some actors even keep the same personalities even when the camera is not rolling. Christian Bale really lost all the weight when filming The Machinist. Even Ellen Page admitted in an interview that she didn’t when filming an “An American Crime” because Sylvia wasn’t eating. She also shaved her head for a completely different role. And Noomi (The Swedish Lisbeth) got piercings and took motorcycle lessons as well.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Honestly I see it as fishing for awards, especially Oscars. Many award-winners have TRULY altered themselves for a role (Adrien Brody losing so much weight for “The Pianist,” Charlize Theron gaining weight & getting ugly for the Aileen Wournos part), and Oscar voters LOVE it.
      I think she sounds pathetic to inflate a nipple-piercing into some great sacrifice for the role. That’s why it sounds like fishing to me.

    • hatsumomo says:

      This might be TMI buuut..I had both my nipples double-pierced and they are fine. I did it when I was younger and was looking to do something really different when all my girlfriends were getting their navels pierced, so I did my boobs. I got one set at first going in a slant, then went back half a year later to do it again. Now that Im older, I took them out, but (tmi) I can tell you, I hve plenty of feeling in them still!

  29. whatevs says:

    honey, you need to stop bad-mouthing your former gigs to prove what a cool, hipstery real artist you are. you may not realize this yet but your new movie, of which you are so proud, has failed at the box office. and you are not much, so chances are your career will not last much longer after this. look at hilary swank. yours may not be even as bright because even though i dislike swank at least she was a hard worker and a professional who doesn’t act ungrateful.

    btw her backpedaling attempts for the law&order thing was pathetic. and nightmare on elm street may not be hip enough for her or the same ilk of late-discovered hipsters like michelle. but it is a memorable franchise and cheezy fun for many horror lovers. i bet if a good director took up the elm street franchise and rebooted it dark knight-style, everybody would be full of ironic or meme-style fandoming that shit. it’s all in the packaging. fools fall for that but as outdated as elm street might be now, don’t forget that batman was once featured in a super cheezy tv show also. it wasn’t always considered cool and hip.

    • valleymiss says:

      Well, and Hillary Swank came from a trailer park. She was thrilled to get work on 90210, if it meant not living in a trailer park anymore! Rooney is part of the 1%, financially. She looks down on her roles because she thinks she’s too good for anything that isn’t a David Fincher-quality role. What a snob.

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        And, don’t forget the “Next Karate Kid,” which made “90210″ look like an art house movie.

      • I Choose Me says:

        And the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie with Kristy Swanson. God, that movie was so campy . . . and teen-aged me loved it. Shut up!

  30. Flan says:

    Thought her stupid since I first saw the pics of her posing as Lisbeth Salander.

    The story is very feminist and NOT about a girl showing off her body to attract men.

  31. eyeroll says:


  32. StraightfromA says:

    You know what? Some of us luuuuuuuv the Nightmare on Elmstreet franchise and were super excited to get another installment- until we saw it and realized that a bunch of a-holes who didn’t love it like we did have messed up the well established story arch trying to remake it in their image. It really upset me for months! Now I have to contend with this twit thumbing her nose at the fans of that franchise (which is 30+ years old and iconic) and basically confirming how little she gave a damn about it! I have news for you chick…you sucked so bad in that movie that I will never see anything else you have a lead role in and I’m probably not the only one. Every role counts dummy- even if you could personally give 2 sh!ts about it for yourself. Ingrate!

    • Cherry Rose says:

      Totally agree. But I blame Michael Bay for why the remake turned into a shitfest. He’s not exactly the best at casting people, nor does he care so much about the script in his franchise movies.

      The only good thing about the remake was Jackie Earle Haley, who played Krueger.

  33. jc126 says:

    She should stop bad-mouthing her old roles. But, Nightmare on Elm Street was a loathsome, vile, worthless piece of garbage.

  34. Zoey says:

    Ok, her interviews bug the sh#t out of me but I LOVED GWTDT and I thought RM was amazing. Disclaimer… I was a GWTDT virgin, never having read the book or seen the Swedish version of the movie. So I’m a little more forgiving of her totally bratty attitude. I want her to win an Oscar!!!

  35. StraightfromA says:

    …and by the way for a recent example of why being an ingrate at this stage in the game is not smart Rooney should look to Megan Fox- a woman who shat on her franchise and is now watching her previously promising career circle the toilet bowl of Hollywood casting agencies.

  36. Flan says:

    Nice to have a new annoying celebrity on my list, since Kate Middleton is (temporarily?) off it since she doesn’t hunt with the other idiots and Mariah Yeater will hopefully disappear from the tabloids soon.

    Still have Shia and Michael Bey and love this topic for enabling me to bitch about them too ;)

  37. Juliesunflower says:

    Smug and arrogant. I can see her begging for parts soon and no FANS!

    • Original Bee says:

      I envision Rooney 5 years from now, drunk out of her mind and being dragged out of the Chateau Marmont while screaming at some poor security guard “Don’t you know who I am? I’m the F*cking Girl with the Dragon Tattoo b*tch.” “I get jobs I don’t even want.” Sigh. The faster they rise….

      • almond says:

        LOL “I get jobs I don’t even want!”
        I can totally see it. “I was David Fincher’s muse!”

  38. Sara says:

    I hope ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ bombs.

    I can’t stand her.

    STFU Rooney

    • Flan says:

      It would be too bad if it bombs, since success would show producers that these kind of stories do have an audience.

      However, her behavior makes it very difficult for me to root for her.

  39. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    BITCH PLEASE! We aren’t a full week into the new Year and the fuckery is already commenced. I boycotted paying for this movie, simply for the fact that I don’t like her. I have never gone Gaga over Tilda or Johnny, but they at least have talent.

    My cousin is a very talented working actor who is happy she got the role as Nurse#1 on Law and Order and she was in the Nanny Diaries as well as one of the maids at the session. It paid her rent, her insurance, and got her even more connections. Mara didn’t even have to really try all that hard as she has a rich family and connections in the business.

    I will never support her career because she is ungrateful. K-Stew may be ungrateful but at least she fakes caring about Twilizzle.

  40. Reece says:

    I’m in too good of a mood to “This Bitch” this bitch.

  41. Victoria says:

    I’m confused. Her agent called her and set up an audition & she had to fill out paperwork, bring her head shot, and reel and now she is complaining? Who did she have to have sex with for the part?

    Someone on the crew shuld come forward with the truth.

  42. Katherine says:

    Poor dear. She IS rather thoughtless isn’t she. Or calculating.

    Though perhaps criticism of her is a bit overblown. I’m sure she isn’t ALWAYS trashing her former work.

    In any event, Mara has spent her entire life in a family which fully understands the working of the media and how it shapes public opinion as well as how its manipulation can make or break a career. I’d be very surprised if she was anything but savvy about the media and receiving the very best advice on how to handle her public image.

    Must we go through Roman Polanski again? I guess we must. Johnny Depp was criticizing the handling of Polanski’s case which deserved a great deal of criticism. It was very badly handled by both the State of California and the US Justice Dept. There were political and less than legitimate reasons why his arrest and extradition were resurrected after what amounted to an abandonment of the case long ago. THAT is what Depp was critical of. He also said that as a 75 year old man he didn’t think he was a risk of being a predator. Depp never defended what Polanski did back in 1977.

    The Swiss court was entirely correct in its findings of the case and the California Judicial system was wrong in how Polanski’s case was handled at the time and throughout its long history up to and including the latest episode in Switzerland. It is possible to be objective about the matter and know the difference between reality and legend and between a person’s offense and how the system handles it.

  43. Carly says:

    Keep talking out of your ass Rooney, see how many directors/studios will want to work with you. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is underperforming at the box office, so just keep yapping away and bury your career further. She’s making Katherine Heigl look humble in comparison to her quotes.

    Since she’s pissing on everthing, I expect her next gem of a quote will be, “I’m disappointed in my mother, she should have given birth to me in 6 hours not 10.” I’ve barely seen her in any movies and I’m already sick of her.

    • leetruth says:

      LOL!!! The girl is insufferable.

    • Flan says:

      I’ve never seen her in anything and am sick of her.

      What an idiot. Hope she disappears from producers’ radars quickly, so other acting talent can be discovered.

  44. orion70 says:

    lol, she sounds like the actor equivalent of the girl (or guy) who rambles on and on about their previous relationships and how they never loved anyone as much as the current, all ex’s were horrible/bad in bed/etc.

  45. DemoCat827 says:

    I really, really dislike this person and will NOT see that movie (the original was so good that it didn’t need to be redone anyway). I’ll bet Jessica Biel would be happy to get the parts that Ms. Football Royalty didn’t-really-want-but-f***-it-all-she-got-anyway.

  46. Turtle Dove says:


    Somewhere in this equation is a writer, director, set designer, makeup artist, etc. that is incredibly proud of the work they did. It’s not just the movie she’s sh*tting on; it’s all the people who worked on creating this project.

    Had she said this 10 years down the road it would be less less eye roll worthy, but right now it’s completely disrespectful.

  47. shontay says:

    What she says is a bit silly. You don’t really want it, but you did a good job? You could’ve skipped the audition or bombed completely. So, I don’t get that part.

    I like hearing about the jobs actors are embarrassed about, but without being completely obnoxious about it. Here, she just says she didn’t want the job. She didn’t say “the movie is $h-t” or “it was awful”, blah blah. I don’t see anything to get all crazy about here.

    • Eleonor says:

      She bitched about a small role in Law and Order “It was so awful. So stupid. People are obsessed with that show. I don’t get it.” I can understand her small character wasn’t brillant,and she wasn’t satisfied, but when you are a nobody, going to Law and Order is a good opportunity, and instead of being grateful she said the show isn’t that much, and her role was stupid.
      Talking about another small role she said she didn’t want it, but she is a sooo good actress that got the part even if she tried to sabotate her audition.

  48. holly hobby says:

    Ah, Heigel two. At least she will have her families’ millions to fall back on when she fades to obscurity in a few years. The real test is her career after those Dragon Girl movies. If no one will hire her because of her poor PR skills, then we will know.

  49. lunabell says:

    I remember watching Angelina Jolie’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and she was talking about her first roles.

    She was in some budget sci-fi film (Cyborgs 2?) and she referred to it as a “fantastic B movie” with no irony or embarrassment at all. She might have even brought it up herself and name-checked the movie when asked about when she first started working. Mara should take note.

    Her roles in SVU and Nightmare might not have been the most intellectually stimulating or artistically sophisticated, but SVU is a hugely popular show and both SVU and Nightmare have built in fanbases. A lot of actors would kill to have either role.

  50. taxi says:

    Didn’t I read somewhere that she’s in a relationship with Fincher? Or was, during the filming? She was half of a duo with someone influential on GWTDT.

  51. Kim says:

    Dont even know who she is and i can tell she is yet another young, unintelligent, ingrate. Why did she audition if she didnt want the role? She is full of it.

  52. almond says:

    I’m curious as to what she’ll be talking about in future interviews since she already took a sh!t on two thirds of her past jobs. Unless she suddenly decides that The Network was a horrible movie as well and completely beneath her.
    It’s bewildering how disconnect from the real world she is.

  53. T.C. says:

    The bad thing about this latest interview is not just that she is badmouthng a past job, it’s that she thinks she is so good that even her WORST audition gets her a job. Who leaves an audition saying “I got that”? Someone is blowing smoke up her butt about how great she is. Not a modest bone in her body. On the other hand, can’t wait for her to trash The Social Network two years from now when she begins to think she is above even Fincher. LMAO. SIT DOWN ROONEY MARA!

  54. Cali says:

    I really wish this connected B*tch would shut the f*ck up and appreciate the jobs that were “given” to her are jobs that struggling actors who don’t have connections would kill to be cast in to get their careers started. I really don’t like her anymore.

  55. carrie says:

    she forgot to be gracious and yet gets big-headed

  56. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Look at Sandra Bullock: Speed 2 – Cruise Control (or something like that) lol. Now, a few years later, an Oscar winner. Gotta start somewhere honey, take notes from the experienced ones.

  57. Shy says:

    I understand what she tries to say. She wants us to know that:

    “Look people. Now I am Oscar actress. I work with David Fincher. I think I will be nominated for Oscar this year. I’m like new Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan. But you know they couldn’t find me and cast as Lisbeth right away. They had to “see” me. So I had to star in those awful bad movies and show. But it’s not because I belong to that crap. I only did this to be noticed by Fincher. I know those movies were crap. But it’s not my fault. I am Oscar actress and I had to come through all that humiliation just to be noticed”.

    ….And then comes “Sit Down Rooney Mara. Who do you think you are?” Fame really did hit her hard in the head. With all those Vogue covers and press from everywhere. I guess someone should tell her that every time some big budget movie comes out and stars get big press. Somehow she thinks that it’s because she is some special Golden Girl of Hollywood.

    And you know how hard will it be for her when her 15 minutes of fame will come up (in about 3 weeks)? I don’t believe that she will get Oscar nomination. And even if she somehow will then her 15 minutes will come up after Oscars. Look at Hillary Swank. Two Oscars and she vanished from industry. Because she can’t sell movie to viewers as Lead Actress. And she basically can play only one type of role. She tried to do rom coms and failed.

    And poor Rooney doesn’t understand that all hype is about Lisbeth. The character. No one gives a crap about Rooney. And with poor box-office it doesn’t look like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will get sequel. And movie already came out. So all those covers will stop in one second. If Rooney will not get Oscar nomination then she will just vanish. She is not A-List movie star. She will not get Lead Role in big movies. She can be like Kristen Stewart and star in small indie movies that no one sees.

    Girl is just stupid. She mistake Lisbeth’s fame with her own.

  58. LondonLady says:

    snooooooozefest….. Original swedish version was awesome, enough said

  59. ZenB!tch says:

    Spoiled rich brat

  60. lisa says:

    I think the thing is she is not a starving artist. Her family is very wealthy and she doesn’t need to work. So for her the struggle to get an acting job to eat is not there. Many of the actors you mentioned talked about their past jobs as an experience or a stepping stone. Not the best, but everything was a rung on the ladder up. she has not really had to struggle. That unfortunately is the thing for many of these people. People like George, Brad, Tom or some of the women have been in acting for 20 plus years. So there is a big difference.

    I saw TGWTDT and I really liked it a lot. I thought she was wonderful in the role and Daniel too. I am a Fincher fangirl so I saw it because of that. But really thought it was well made. Never saw the original nor read the books. Doesn’t matter to me and I sure the millions of other people that didn’t see or read the Swedish version. Why that is thrown up is crazy to me. Movies are remade all the time. Movies and TV shows. So doesn’t stop people from watching the Tv shows so why would they not watch an updated version of a film.

    I think she is just being honest and that bothers people and maybe too because she is still NEW and some people feel she has not earned the right yet to do so. It must be overwhelming that everything you say is carried all over the world and interpreted in maybe different ways than you intended.

    I will cut her some slack until we see if this is a pattern or a bump in the road.

    • LucyOriginal says:

      I would not cut her some slack for exactly the same thing you explained in your first paragraph. She comes from a very wealthy family and let´s face it, she was half way to make it in Hollywood and not solely for her talent as she keeps bragging about it. She should STFU. I am just waiting for her flip flop/ backpedaling response to it.

  61. mike says:


    Why are women so much harder on other women?

    There are dbags galore amongst dude celebs, who have talked worse smack, yet this poor girl here is getting absolutely creamed while they get off light.

    Like, who cares if Johnny Depp has never shit on his previous employers? His big fat dbag mouth has gone to praise a child rapist.

    What’s worse? Biting the hand that feeds — or publicly defending a scumbag child rapist?

    I really hope she has a long, distinguished career. In a world where Shia LaDouche (for example) can be an A list actor and make zillions of money while being a major roided out perpetually drunk d-bag, Mara deserves as much if not more dough and fame…

    • Gine says:

      I agree with you that in general that male celebs get off too easy, especially on gossip sites, but just because Mara isn’t the worst of the worst doesn’t mean she should be automatically free from criticism when she makes such obnoxious comments. And why does everyone keep bringing up Johnny Depp? I remember plenty of people expressing their disgust with him on this site when his support for Polanski was fresh news.

      I don’t have to find Mara appealing just because she’s a fellow woman, OR because she’s not as bad as other celebrity jackasses.

    • Flan says:

      Oh, come on. Depp has been talked plenty of crap about on this site.

      Michael Bay, Shia LaDouche and Polanski have also gotten their share (even in this topic, which has nothing to do with them). Most of Shia’s millions come from male viewers by the way, not female.

      The reason why people find her annoying? Because her sheltered upbringing has made her spoiled and has brought her an inflated sense of her own self-importance. No wonder people respond to that in THIS topic (which IS about her).

    • Lindsey G. says:

      Why are you turning this into a gender issue? It’s not. It’s about a bratty girl who’s shit-talking people with whom she worked 2 and 3 years ago. If it were a guy, he’d be getting shit too, so please sit down with that.

  62. Morgan says:

    It must be really awesome for all those struggling actresses who auditioned for that part to see that it went to this tw-t who says things like “F–k. I definitely got this.” This girl just simply has no understanding of the concept of gratitude, so I’m hoping she goes the way of Gretchen Mol

  63. Adrien says:

    You know it’s only now that I’ve learned she’s named Rooney Mara and not Mara Rooney. I thought she was related to Mickey Rooney. And to think I like Kate Mara. I wasn’t even aware she was in The Social Network.

    • Flan says:

      Me too.

      Get the feeling her family is a little too good at pulling strings for her.

      • NotaBitterBetty says:

        Then they’re pulling strings for the wrong sister. Rooney is absolutely nothing special onscreen.

  64. I Choose Me says:

    I need this woman’s address so I can mail her a big ole case of STFU.

  65. Kat says:

    Girlfriend needs to STFU, and fast. She’s about one soundbyte away from Katherine Heigl-ing herself out of a career.

  66. Callumna says:

    Strange combo. Slavishly subservient to Fincher and yet unbelievably ungrateful to huge acting jobs from the past.

    I can’t even imagine being on something so big as a Nightmare on Elm Street. I’d still be impressed with that opportunity. These are huge things she’s trashing.

    Is this that kind of Gen Y or Z thing when they think they’re supposed to be given the position of CEO for making it through college?

    I’m fascinated wondering what made her into the insufferable, entitled twat we see today.

  67. Becca says:

    The part that really makes me mad about her comments is think about how the entire cast and crew feel from those other projects she just put down! A few months ago they were probably really proud that they had worked with her- for some of them it would be their big brush with fame- and then she disrespects them all in one fell swoop. Directors, writers, actors – even on a movie like Elm St these projects can mean a lot to the people makim them. She comes from a very elite upbringing and it shows. All work is honorable

    • Avery_Gentle says:

      Yeah, those poor millionaire producers and directors. They must be so upset that one girl who guest-starred on one episode of their crappy show, thought it was stupid.

      It’s so random who people choose to villain-ize in this world.

  68. Maya says:

    She thinks that she is hot sh**, but I doubt she’ll be that successful in her new role.
    What irritates me about some actors who whine about their earlier jobs, is that they easily accept them so they can pay the bills. Interestingly enough, actors who don’t bitch about their earlier jobs are actors who retain their careers.

  69. REDSLIP says:

    I honestly don’t remember her in The Social Network. She’s probably another fart in the wind trying to be Audry Hepburn. Whatevs.

  70. Salad_Is_Murder says:

    Nah, to hell with all of that. EVERYONE involved in that movie should be embarrassed and bad-mouthing it.

  71. kim says:


    stop making rich white people look bad

  72. Shy says:

    Her biggest problem in her post-Lisbeth career is that as person she is boring and has very forgettable gace. As Captain America would say: “Take out all that Lisbeth make-up and who are you?” :)

    Mostly on all those covers she appeared as Lisbeth. Bit when you look on Rooney when she is herself somewhere on red carpet then she is boring. When she is not talking crap about her past roles or her creepy relationship with Fincher then I have zero interest in her as celebrity or movie star.

    She can get some roles before her 15 minutes fame will come up if her agent will be quick. But after that I don’t see her having any big career. She will not have roles like Lisbeth or David Fincher every time.

    All that hype around Mara is because of Lisbeth. Reporters and critics for some reason are madly in love with that character. But take away Lisbeth and who will care about Rooney. It’s not like she looks and dresses like Lisbeth in real life. She looks very ordinary and boring in real life. And when she will promote her next role (probably some supporting role or lead role in some small budget movie) no one will put her on the cover of Vogue and no one will tear her apart for interview. There won’t be 10 interviews in a day. And 10 covers in 2 months. It will all stop in one second.

    But Rooney somehow thinks that it is now forever and that she is A-List actress now. That she is new Lawrence and Mulligan and that she will be cast in Hunger Games or Great Gatsbys now. That will not happen. She really should have left her Lisbeth crazy make-up and walk like that in ordinary life and pretend that she is like that.

  73. JoshuaXIII says:

    no this makes her even more awesome and the producers of that sh1tty Elm St remake are who should be thankful because of her i actually want to see it now

  74. Hawk says:

    In showbiz, you are only as good as your last part, so enjoy the accolades and the cover stories now Rooney, because your next few movie roles (and I’m sure the offers are pouring in for you to star in everything)will be the test to see if you’ve got what it takes, or if you’re just another one hit wonder.

  75. TXCinderella says:

    You’re looney Rooney!

  76. stl37 says:

    smug bitch

  77. DomCoug says:

    ugh Rooney can go here and here for what I think of her.. then not come back. RAWR!

  78. Avery_Gentle says:

    I just don’t understand why this is SUCH a huge deal. I’m not an actor, but I certainly don’t like every job I’ve ever had and I’ve certainly bitched about most of them some time after the fact. What’s the difference? If we don’t love everything we do, that makes us ungrateful?

    I’m sure being brought up in such a wealthy family has made Mara a tad out-of-touch with the “everyman,” but she’s still a damn fine actress and I can’t help but respect her for trying so hard to do some charitable work with her money, which she was doing before acting I believe. Most celebrities wouldn’t even waste their time on such endeavors.

    There’s good and bad to everyone, but I really think people are majorly over-reacting to this.

    • Beregorl says:

      I think every actor has the right to say negative things about previous jobs and I agree some people are overreacting this situation. But it’s a fact that 1. she chose her words very unwisely, and 2. she dissed her jobs at least three times in a row.

      She’s a public figure, and a 26 years old, educated, most likely intelligent woman (NYU, psychology and international relations), so she should be more aware of her words. When I say bad things about a job it won’t hurt anyone because I’m a nobody. When an actress does the same, she risks three things: offending the fans of her previous show/movie, offending her former colleagues and more importantly, offending some influental people in the business. Being around in Hollywood is a very tricky, nauseating game, and an artist can lose people’s good graces very quickly. (Especially when you’re a woman.)

      On the other hand, I like honesty, but I think she should’ve put her words a bit differently. More sugar-coating, no “I hated it”, or “it was so stupid”. Only bigger stars or extremely charming artists can get away with harsh statements.

  79. Serena Gomez says:

    She is a rich girl , why else does she have this ego? ” Oh I got that part” ??? Who is she ? The second coming of Meryl Streep or Natalie Portman? Girl should stfu.Like others have been saying the fame has gone into her head. She may have been nomianted for Golden Globe but that doesn’t mean she will get nominated for an Oscar! Andrew Garfield got GG nom but he did not go onto the Oscar nom and he is very talented!She is not talented! I saw the movie , she was very dry and was too trying-onish . She is no Naoomi Rapace.I can’t belive she had the nerve to ask if she was better than Naoomi Rapace!

  80. graines says:

    Rooney Mara is already a flop actress. This movie did not do well , and they still plan on doing more movies. I wonder how she feels being apart of a ripoff -american FLOP-TRIOLOGY! Only the Swedish version is well liked by everyone , all of the Swedes are making fun of this movie , some have even called her ugly and lame , can’t act . I wonder how she feels about being a mockery to them. I read she is wealthy so she doesn’t need to work to make a living.

  81. nordrik leslie says:

    Rooney Mara is nothing without this Lisabeth esemble she is wearing. She seems kinda patheic for trying to be like Lisabeth in real life. I know she is an “Actress” but really showing up to events wearing all black gowns and wearing tons of dark makeup?

  82. Milia Kenneth says:

    She is a nobody , she is not a household name yet. She is not even a D-Lister. Dont’ start dissing old jobs when this one might not even hold. All the Vouge covers I saw her on were repulsive , she does not have a pretty face or even the stagnima of a star. She can’t sell this movie on her own. People are watching this are probably the fans of the books , fans of David Fincher , fans of Daniel Craig. No one is seeing this for Rooney , even though she is playing the lead.

  83. Olivia Masterson says:

    Looks like Orc/Urik K’ai from LOTR with her nose rings and piercing and ugly face. She would most likely diss the Star Wars , LOTR , GodFather series if she were in them like she was in Nightmare on Elm Street. Why diss the classics? It’s great to be part of those movies even if they are remakes. I would not be suprised few years after this she will diss GWTDT series. ” Oh I did not like getting piericngs , David Fincher is an ass , I got chosen over Keira Knightly , Ellen Page , Scarlett Johansson I am better than them. ” She is overconfident it appears.

  84. Kaotic says:

    The SVU comment very well could have been taken out of context, which is why I consider video interviews more reliable. In all of these quotes that pissed a lot of people off, she never once personally bashed another actor, a director, or anyone involved in the production for that matter. Is she not allowed to say that she didn’t have a good time in the production of something she has been a part of, even if what she’s saying is true? I’m pretty sure that everyone who is bashing her wasn’t a part of the productions, so how do they know that working on A Nightmare on Elm Street wasn’t a bad experience? Maybe she should have kept her mouth shut and by doing so not made so many people butthurt, but I find her honest opinion refreshing.

  85. Muh says:

    Oh, you old bunch of hens. So she dissed the shitty horror movie she made and the dumb tv show. You all are shocked, SHOCKED that an actor would take a crappy job because ti pays and money is needed for things like food or rent?

    You don’t head Brad Pitt talking about Cutting Class. Bruce Campbell in his book talsk about the sh-t scripts he took because hey…sometimes there’s only one offer and what are you going to do, starve?

    Someone up there said if someone doesn’t want a job than why go to work…hey, join REALITY. Who wants to work in some crappy office or be a waiter…but sometimes you gotta suck it up to put food on the table.

  86. Laura says:

    As a young person who lives in Los Angeles, I have many friends that are trying to make it in the acting business. I find it sad that she is unappreciative. So many lovely artists would give anything for some of those opportunities. I’m glad that she is getting good reviews — as a feminist, I’d like to see more strong female roles/ female-driven narratives–and I feel like solid performances only help that, but her attitude is a bummer. .

  87. Blakesley says:

    Of course she would have that attitude when she is a blueblood and has had to work for nothing at all in life.F her.I will not pay to watch anything she is in.

  88. TheJazz says:

    Please. Hollywood needs more honesty like hers. Who are you to judge? Now Heigl was an idiot. Not because she was bad mouthing Knocked-Up. Because she was bad mouthing it for non-existent, retarded reasons.

    Law & Order? It’s formula pap. If I was that interested in their “stories” I would cut out the middle man and crack open last month’s newspaper, play a little game of “let’s pretend this story is just changed enough to not have to pay anyone for the rights to get fat and rich off of their recycled misery”.

    But you?

    You’re like one of those little parasite fish darting in and out of a shark’s mouth, feeding off the scraps, complaining about the menu choices.

    Get some perspective.

    Oh, the point. Right.

    The next time I hear Rooney Mara say that she thinks a project is going to be good, I know she’s not blowing smoke up my ass.

    At least some people recognize the fact that that is worth something these days.

    To some people.

  89. liberty says:

    You people are just haters if she didn’t like her roles she didn’t like it! Its not your career to judge the opportunity has to suit the person and if its out of your league thenits not going to work.

  90. xxfearlessxx says:

    I agree, it is not so good that she is talking negatively about her previous roles, but really people… that is no excuse for you to jump out with your rediculous ill-wishing on her career in the future (you know who you are). I, personally, cannot imagine living the celebrity life. Constantly being under the microscope. It has to be stressful knowing that if you flub up once, there are going to be thousands – if not millions – of people to criticize you and post their thoughts over what does not concern them all over the internet. I know that I sometimes talk about the not-so-good moments at my previous moments, sometimes criticizing the way things were run, or how horrible the jobs were (we all know that her starter roles were kind of like the average persons first dishwashing gig compared to where she is now career-wise). I think it’s somewhat refreshing to see a celebrity who is real in talking about her career. However, I do hope she tone it down a little so as not to hurt her career.

    • Daisy says:

      With you just mentioning her now, it has literally been months since I’ve thought about her. Hopefully that signals her career fading into obscurity.