Rooney Mara in Valentino & Balenciaga in Berlin: lovely or slumpy?

Here are some pretty pictures of Jude Law and Rooney Mara in Berlin yesterday for the photocall and Berlin Film Festival premiere of Side Effects. I don’t know why Channing Tatum didn’t go to Berlin, but I’m not complaining about the extra Jude-Time we’re getting. He’s looking incredibly hot these days. As for Rooney and her hit-or-miss styles… for the photocall (the pants/vest thing), she wore Balenciaga and for the premiere she wore a black lace Valentino gown/dress. She wore Louboutins with both outfits. Even though I’m not crazy about the sleeves on the Valentino, I like the overall look. She’s really tiny, isn’t she? She’s SO petite and she has such bad posture. That’s starting to be my tic with Rooney – like the tic I have with Kristen Stewart biting her lip and rolling her eyes. Rooney is always slouching and slumping. It bugs.

In other Rooney news, she was asked about her nude scenes in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo recently, and Rooney admitted that she wore a “merkin” down there, and she requested it in a strawberry-blonde shade. Which makes me want to re-watch that film because I don’t remember her biscuit fur as strawberry blonde…? Anyway, Rooney said: “I had to wear a merkin… They didn’t ask me to but I’m naked so much in it (movie) I wanted one. It felt like a little fur bikini… and I had them make it strawberry blonde.” She also said she kept it when they finished filming and she keeps it at home. Just in case!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Looks much much better to me! Improvement.
    I LOVE the Valentino dress.

  2. Ms Kay says:

    Hmmm, I’m biased, I want to like it but not sure about the handkerchief bottom of the dress…

    As for the photo call outfit… I want to like it, I really do… But I’m not sure!

    • Aiobhan says:

      IKR. I actually like the top of the black dress with the exaggerated sleeves but the hem is weird. The second outfit is just awful. The pants are straight from ’95 and the harness across her flat chest is just distracting. But the shoes look good in both pictures.

      This is the first and last time that I am going to write anything complimentary about this milquetoast: she has a very pretty smile and great skin. She needs to smile more often. She is still trying to hard to seem weird though. That story about the merkin is creepy but kind of funny at the same time. I would do the same thing.

  3. marie says:

    I don’t understand why she always wears her hair all “American Gothic”. She has a pretty face but it always looks so severe.

  4. mel says:

    I like both looks but do not understand the shirt on the photocall look, like, couldn’t you get something to match your belt? there are too many colours and things going on, it confuses me but she looks lovely.

  5. crab says:

    She’s actually smiling for once!

  6. ds says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but she looks so cute.

  7. Micki says:

    I like this bottom of the dress only in the lenght that Angelina wore (for Mr and Mrs.Smith I think)
    Mid lenght makes me think:there was a dog fight.

  8. Amelia says:

    Oh, I just re-read GWTDT and I think it mentions that Lisbeth is a natural reddish/blonde before she dyed her hair black.
    That’s your daily dose of useless fact, done!
    She looks lovely in the Valentino, the jumpsuit I’m a little ‘meh’ on. Not a fan of Balenciaga.

  9. CTgirl says:

    That dress looks like a gothic Imelda Marcos. Eww.

  10. bns says:

    I looove the Balenciaga look. Now imagine it on someone beautiful and interesting, like Charlotte Gainsbourg.

  11. bopit says:

    i’m intrigued by this whole merkin thing..

  12. ernie says:

    I don’t see the offensive slouch, it’s just how she holds herself. Her posture reminds me of Winona Ryder’s.

    I pretty much love all her red carpet looks, she definitely has a signature aesthetic, I appreciate that.

  13. Redheadwriter says:

    What a difference a smile makes!

  14. lexy says:

    Noone ever cares if men slouch. It is unimportant

  15. Sarah says:

    Holy crap, Jude looks so much better now that he’s aged out of the pretty boy thing. Thank goodness he hasn’t bloated all to hell.

  16. Jane says:

    She reminds me of Kristen Stewart in that she seems afraid for people to know that she’s enjoying…fame.

  17. GeeMoney says:

    I think that she is a good actress… but for some reason, I think she’s completely unattractive. Not pretty at all.

  18. Gaby says:

    She looks very cute, and the smile makes such a difference! Cute dimples

  19. Suzy from Ontario says:

    I think she looks really pretty in that top picture

  20. Tania says:

    I like that she’s filled out a bit. She looked skeletal at one point. And it’s really nice to see her smile :)

  21. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Saw her on conan a few nites ago; rather bland not all that much and a little bit of a prententious snowflake – why do all these young celebs take themselves soooo seriously you’re actors/actresses not solving the Israeli/palestinian issue. Was not impressed.

  22. Amanda says:

    Awww! Complainey Mara is smiling for once! She looks genuinely nice when she does.

  23. La Calabaza says:

    For some reason, I like her. I love the Valentino dress. I need it but of course I cannot afford it :P

  24. Mazunte says:

    I love both outfits. Rooney Mara is my favorite actress in the 20s range. She is so unique and enigmatic. I think I’ve never liked a young actress so much since Winona Ryder in the 90s.

  25. guilty pleasures says:

    Saw Side Effects last night, it was really, really, good and Mara was exceptional. I didn’t see Dragon Tattoo because I just don’t like that sort of darkness, but this was worth the time and money.
    Jude looked his role, I saw someone comment that he looked old, but his character was not supposed to be pretty, he was just a guy doing his job.
    Go see the movie, you will be pleasantly surprised by Mara’s acting chops.

  26. Lupita says:

    omg this woman can actually smile! I think she looks prettier and more likable, but then you have to take on account that she is next to Judd Law, I will be smiling my heart out if I were at her place.

  27. elceibeno08 says:

    Both her outfits are awful. I can’t believe someone (who loves her) didn’t tell how ridiculous the pantsuit looks. And the dress totally out of pleasing proportions. And how much did she pay for them? not a penny I hope. Just fire her costume adviser.

  28. Sachi says:

    I like both outfits. Wish the black dress would have been in a different colour though. Black is too severe.

    I think she looks very chic. That pants/shirt/vest-in one outfit would be ridiculous on others, but IMO it works on Rooney.

    Jude Law is so hot. :D

  29. lisa says:

    i like the dress. but in that pic her head is very tiny. i dont really love her in it.