"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. 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] 'Fuck. I definitely got that'."
Whatever happened to just saying something like, "I was out of work and need the money and experience. I wouldn't be where I am now without having taken these parts and I have no shame over it"?
How can a working actor read that and not hate her?
R1, keep reading the article. "out of work and need the money"??? She is an NFL heiress who's family is worth BILLIONS! Do you really think she needs the money or the work? She is definition of overhyped and she needs to get over herself. That and she needs to start antibiotics soon just to protect her from whatever STD David Fincher is gonna give her.
I look forward to seeing this film, but if she doesn't shut up, people will get so annoyed the will skip the film.
Fincher needs to tell her to stop talking to any press or do any interviews or even mention acting.
I find her looks annoying in a way I can't put my finger on. The sister is the same way. Kind of bug-eyed or something and Rooney needs to lose the dorky straight bangs.
Somebody needs to take this girl aside and tell her that fair or not, actresses don't get the same amount of slack that male actors do when they mouth off like this.
If she wants a long term career, she needs to STFU.
i'm in the minority but i find her honesty refreshing. i mean most actors are thinking that, at least she has the balls to say it. she may be privileged, but i find her bluntness oddly refreshing.
She can be so blunt, because she comes from a rich home. That's like admiring Gwyneth Paltrow for dealing with motherhood so easily (when the help does all the groundwork). Their point of view comes from a place where potential negative consequences were never an issue.
Well, R7, bluntness is only for the rich who can afford buffers against recrimination.
I'm a gay man but i find her attractive. I think it's the Lisbeth persona that brings out some bisexuality in me.
I was hot for her Lisbeth too, r10, and have no idea where that came from.
I think many working actors know well the ambivalence she is talking about.
I thought her performance in TGWTDT was sort of meh. But then, I felt that way about the movie itself.
IA R13, although I blame that on Fincher more than anything else. I do think she has real potential though.
She sounds like a bad combination of Katherine Heigl and Kristen Stewart. It's pure entitlement.
I wonder how long it will take for her to start trashing Fincher?
I like honesty, but she comes off as ungrateful. If she wanted to say that sometimes you don't really want something and don't try that hard, but end up getting it anyway, that's totally fine. I'm sure plenty of actors feel that way. But to actually name specific projects is pretty tacky.
Patty. Patty Mara.
I wonder what George "Nobody likes complainers" Clooney thinks of this ingrate?
Wow, Kathryn Bigelow AND Terrence Malick have hired her. Still, she should be more diplomatic about her past credits.
She seems like the typical bitch that comes from a rich family starts acting and is so entitled they're above paying their dues.
She'll soon find out that shes really not talented.
Can only play certain charcters and end up getting type casted.
Wynonna Ryder, The chick from Transformers, Kristen Stewart,
Jonathan says it's a defect of the aristocracy that they say what they please.
Lots of rich kids get into acting. It's tough for me to see rich and beautiful people get fame and fortune when I work paycheck to paycheck. Color me envious!
Isn't giving interviews like this self-sabotage as well, Miss Mara?
If she had so much integrity and so many high standards, then why did she keep trying out for and then accepting so many parts that she didn't want?
You'd swear she was saying she eats children. Has China completed taken over the US and you can't say anything anymore?
I was totally bored by Rooney and David C. in this movie. I read the book and though it wasn't the best ever, it was enjoyable.
The best adaptation to a thriller to date in my opinion was Damon in the Bourne series. I found all of them thoroughly enjoyable.
I will wait for cable to see the next installment, if it gets made considering the poor box-office to date. It was really some boring shit. What the book did was capture the essence of Sweden and its people. I think that's why it took so long in the book to build. This movie could have been shot anywhere. It just lacked that certain something. Rooney is no young Streep. She had only one facial expression throughout the whole movie. As a result, you don't get a true sense of Lisbeth as you do in the book. Too one dimensional.
I thought Rooney was great in GWTDT, but she needs to dial back the attitude in interviews.
I just watched a clip of her on Access Hollywood. She seemed ok. I like how she is not a giggling airhead. If that rubbed off on her from playing the Lisbeth character, then good!
"How can a working actor read that and not hate her?"
How can a normal person read that and not hate that stupid cunt?
Memo to actors: telling your paying audiences that you are superior to the material you've appeared in ia another way of calling them fools for patronizing those movies/TV shows/etc.
Telling audiences how foolish or tasteless they are rarely ends well.
Oh, and Rooney? Even if that were professional behavior? You're not pretty or special enough to get away with it.
Can we save this rage for corporations that are destroying the planet and the whore-politicians that serve them?
R31 = gossip thread killer
She should talk to Megan Fox.
Maybe this is her way of self-sabotaging an acting career she doesn't really want.
I think she's delightful.
The movie's boxoffice ($60 million so far) isn't "poor", though it's not what the studio expected given that the film cost at least $90 million to make. Has it been released to the international market yet?
I'm a little surprised at the soft grosses in the U.S., though. Given the number of people who read the novel, I would have expected better.
Is it because a lot of people watched the DVDs of the Swedish films? Not all that many people went to see them in the theater.
Or is this too dark for the holiday season?
I think it is because the boys went to Tom Cruise or Sherlock Holmes.
The movie's sort of blah. The Sander character isn't as compelling in the movie as she was in the book--she seems more emotionally stunted than sly, and doesn't draw a lot of interest--and the draggy direction kills a lot of the suspense.
r36, it cost over $100M and so far, $60M hardly recoups. I know we haven't accounted for future overseas or video. However, that dreck, aka, Tom Cruise's IM franchise has killed GWTDT in boxoffice. This was NOT a success in the overall picture. David C., and more importantly that erstwhile couple(I hope for her sake) David F. and Rooney spoilt the milk.
Honestly, R31? I have enough rage to go around.
I agree with you, R7. I love her honesty. It's very refreshing and entertaining to hear a celebrity talk like this. I love how she says she hated Law & Order: SVU. It's a terrible show. I like how she doesn't care about the PR game.
R3, David Fincher strikes me as being gay. Or maybe bi.
[quote]I wonder how long it will take for her to start trashing Fincher?
In about 10 years she'll start dropping hints about how completely abusive he was to work with. In 15 she'll come out with it. And I'll believe her.
Poor girl. Looks like she's fucked away her Oscar chances. She had a remote chance of bagging that much sought after fifth slot.
[quote]Maybe this is her way of self-sabotaging an acting career she doesn't really want.
Possibly. Especially after working with Fincher. Emma Watson has suggested that she may not be that interested in acting.
Rooney in 2015:
"I didn't really want to do 'The Social Network' but my family encouraged me to. My part was so small, I knew I was capable of so, so much more. It really was beneath me, as I've proven the last few years."
Um, r39 don't you mean DANIEL C?
She's the new honey badger.
Doesn't the silly girl realize that the actresses like her are a dime a dozen in Hollywood? Once David Fincher finds another jerk-off fantasy girl, her career will be reduced to guest appearances on shows like NCIS.
Not just the boys went to see MI4 and Sherlock Holmes r37. As a woman who loves action movies, I knew I'd prefer a movie without rape and without Fincher's usual too long, pretty pictures but ultimately overrated shit during the holidays. Besides, Fincher and Mara's interviews were creepy and EW's asslicking made me think it was overhyped and PR paid by the studio.
I saw her on the ANOES panel at Wonder-Con just before the movie was released. The panelists -- including Katie Cassidy and that guy from The Terminator TV series -- were chirping away and engaging the audience. Mara was mute the entire time.
The Terminator guy (I've blanked on his name and don't feel like looking him up -- the one who people say is gay) egged her on to say something. He said something similar to: "You're Heather fucking Langenkamp in this film! Say something!" She finally looked up from the table and made this idiotic grin. That was it. I was already done with her. Amazing how she's now found her voice and won't shut the fuck up.
"It's tough for me to see rich and beautiful people get fame and fortune when I work paycheck to paycheck."
She's not beautiful
"You'd swear she was saying she eats children. Has China completed taken over the US and you can't say anything anymore?"
Freedom of speech means freedom to criticize other people. We can attack her if we want to!
"I love how she says she hated Law & Order: SVU. It's a terrible show."
And yet she chose to appear on it!
She obviously never learned how to play the Hollywood game and I find her unpolished candor refreshing, but r6 is right - actresses can't get away with saying and doing half the shit that actors can. She won't be labeled "rebelliously sexy," she'll just be labeled a difficult bitch. Girl needs to watch herself.
Gosh all you peeps want these star's you worship to be these Pr created, robots. The second one steps outta line... God Forbid!
So bitches, who was not a PR robotic clone, and spoke their own truth, and you didn't end up hating them? Is it because Rooney comes from a wealthy background? What if it was someone who was from a poor background and said they didn't like or want it? But they did for the rent, sold their soul? That's fine. You all suck! It's like you hate people with wealth on whatever level, because you think they hate and are better than you. Reverse idiotic thinkin.
So who bitches? Who without being a PR clone thats successful, tells the truth, and is honest and doesn't have rehearsed answers, and cute stories to tell on talk show circuits? Who? Is is refreshing and from a middle to poor background? WHOOOOOOOO?
I'am a horror movie fan, and the remake to Nightmare on Elm Street, was fucking horrible! Terrible! I wouldn't rep it either, it's shit. Who cares about it's history, I can see why Rooney didn't want to speak highly of it. It was a shitty remake. I was pissed, love the original!
"She obviously never learned how to play the Hollywood game and I find her unpolished candor refreshing"
Oh, please, you are too dumb to realize she is playing the game. The "Look at me, I'm edgy!" game. She's trying to pass herself off as rebellious like that ass Shia LeBeouf.
She's just a dumb rich bitch but stupid people will praise her for her "candor." The same dumb people who will cheerlead for her when she trashes a movie she chose to appear in! She chose to star in Nightmare on Elm Street and chose to appear on Law and Order: SVU. If she thought they were terrible she obviously did not have have the integrity to turn down work for artistic reasons.
For all of her inherited wealth, she's actually quite common looking.
In 3 years no one will even remember her name.
I agree with R55/Rooney
I don't consider burning bridges and alienating pretty much everyone she's ever worked with to be "playing the game." Most actors/actresses learn how to say the right things in order to get more work in the industry, not less. Her candor may be calculated in that she's trying to cultivate an edgy persona, but it's candor nonetheless. Unfortunately for her, it just makes her come across as a little too enamored with the sound of her own voice.
There's nothing wrong with being outspoken, even controversial, but you've got to have something to back it up with. Her resume is conspicuously unimpressive for someone with such high opinion of herself and what she considers to be beneath her.
"Maybe this is her way of self-sabotaging an acting career she doesn't really want."
My biggest issue with her "candor" is she comes across like the stereotypical rich asshole. She did not have to take these substandard roles to earn a living. I'm sure there are other actresses who would have jumped at the chance to play the parts she's trashing because they needed to pay their bills. It's like the rich kid "starting at the bottom" in daddy's company, everybody knows with your background and connections you won't be at the bottom too long.
She needed to take parts in order to build a resume and get noticed. Which is what most actors have to do. But most of them don't then criticize those projects in public. They think it, but they don't say it out loud - at least not to the press, who can't wait to leap on stuff like this.
I agree with R64 but I don't think actors need to feel self-conscious about it. I mean, it's not like she made A Certain Sacrifice. If she had any brains she'd say getting that work prepared her for her big moment in films like The Social Network and TGWTDT. Trashing your own work or the people you worked with is just stupid.
[quote]Wonder why this B list movie actress from an acting family has been looking so glum despite the biggest boost to her career ever? It could have something to do with the fact that this A++ list movie actor was having sex with her while cheating on his significant other and telling her she was everything he wanted and then he ran off and married a B list movie actress. She has not forgiven him, and refuses to talk to him unless absolutely necessary. (CDAN)
Wrong thread, R66?
R66: Rooney, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz?
Rooney is not from an acting family.
The sister was great as the traitoress Jamie on 24.
Her sister acts, so I guess they can be considered an acting family. Everything else fits.
She (and the movie) have generated so much hype that I, personally, find totally unwarranted.
Compare her performance with that of Charlize Theron in "Young Adult".
There IS no comparison.
r42, when we had good gossip on here, the only consensus was he liked them young (15-17).
One poster claimed he was gay, and didn't hide it in the industry. Another said he only fucked young teenage girls, the same age or younger than his 16 yo daughter, and he was pervy.
I think creepily bi. The shit with Mara, even for a PR stunt was still odd.
"she comes across like the stereotypical rich asshole. She did not have to take these substandard roles to earn a living. I'm sure there are other actresses who would have jumped at the chance to play the parts"
Plus the implied assumption that she deserves better roles. It really was a douchey thing to say, as it was arrogant rather than edgy.
She's an untalented cunt. Is David Fincher over her yet?
Kelly Osbourne was popping a hard clit over her on Fashion Police this week.
Well r76 I will have you know Kelly O is a fashion icone, her words dipped in Gold. Move over Anna (The bob0 Wintour Kelly O is takin you down!!
I wish I could ALIENATE MOST OF the posters in this thread!
I initially hated the Nightmare remake as well, then I watched it again.
The second time I saw it I read it as a psychological exploration of the effects of child sexual abuse with horror elements grafted onto it. Maybe you have to have been a victim to "get" it (I was and I do).
I was struck at how bold it really was, but of course it went over the heads of most who saw it as just a silly, maudlin horror movie.
Whether Rooney or anyone else likes it or not when I watched it through that prism I actually found it audacious and brilliant.
That director knew exactly what he was doing and exactly what he was trying to say, whether his vision was accepted by the masses or not.
r.79 yes Carl Jung, the first movie also dealt with it. It was still high concept (which I agree works) but poor delivery, bad script, dialogue, pacing, action scenes, messy. Good concept though indeed!
Every time I hear her name I think of Mickey Rooney.
Well, we are talking about her, aren't we?
Perhaps she's crazy like a fox.
In response to R66's BI, I don't think anyone would ever describe Rachel Weisz as B-List.
Rachel Weisz might have an Oscar but I think of A list as the real top money making actors/actresses in Hollywood. The ones that get the top salaries and first pick at scripts.
Rachel Weisz isn't super famous. I think she's B list.
Agreed but "B-list" in the BI context implies a downgrade. Rachel Weisz probably very much has a career of her own design. She is nonetheless a gorgeous, talented award-winning actress and film producer.
she's not from an acting family. an acting family is someone like the barrymore's or someone a little more known then a girl that's been in one big movie and a sister on a tv show. plus roonie is just now b-list status. if anything craig is gay.
there have been two different bi's, one being ted c's, that refers to a young actress that prefers women, and she is the top guess for both. although she does have a bf, although he looks like wallpaper.
R86 = posting between hits of crystal meth
i've read those bi's. she does fit for both and seems to be a top guess. also there was a supposed insider on hollywood exposed making claims. but the boyfriend doesn't make sense.
however, [R86] needs to learn how to properly form sentences before they try and speak.
I thought the Ted C blind had Olivia Wilde as the frontrunner.
It makes sense with the blatant pap whoring she does.
Of course, I hate her parents, and resent nepotism in general, so I'm probably biased.
Actually r89, Oliva Wildes real name is Olivia Cockburn. So I think we need to refer to her as such.
[r89] olivia was illiminated because she is already the top suspect for anther bi, and also ted said that chuck has oscar buzz and has been in a film with rashida jones. that coupled with all the other clues pretty much knocked out everyone except for rooney and emma roberts, who has no oscar buzz whatsoever and as far as i know has not recently dyed her hair for a role.
some of the clues that pointed to rooney:
ted mentioned "even if she doesn't get an oscar" obviously rooney has had some oscar buzz, and ted likes to mention that every time he mentions her in an article
he mentioned the person having hollywood by the family jewels which could refer to mara being football royalty
he mentioned that she american in the most rarefied sort of way, again referring to rooney's east coast, old money family.
the actress currently has dyed hair
he refers to her as a fashionista with a fashionista figure and striking cheek bones, and in the infamous vogue article the costume designer likened rooney and her features to a model, and also rooney's been labeled a fashionista since press for gwtdt started, along with the line for h&m.
the actress has been in a movie with rashida jones, rooney and rashida were both in tsn
rooney has been emailed as a guess a few times and ted has not responded. he also mentioned in one email that fincher and rooney both have vices, but they are unrelated to eachother. daniel craig is already a suspect for another bv, and it's not the one about the b list actress.
the only thing that's a little off is rumors of dating co-stars, however after that bi about the b list actress there are obviously rumors about her and craig, who doesn't have a bad body by any means. and also there were photos from lawless film testing with rooney and ryan gosling looking very close, and that had some people a buzz. gosling is definitely known for his abs.
the only thing that doesn't make sense is that rooney has a bf who she's been dating for almost a year, and ted doesn't mention whether or not chuck beards, or if that she's bisexual with a preference for women.
oh god, i apologize for my atrocious lack of punctuation, i didn't realize it wouldn't post in list form.
Can anyone ever have too many moles to wear a backless dress?
[quote]he also mentioned in one email that fincher and rooney both have vices, but they are unrelated to eachother.
So no affair between them, I'd guess. So what do you think those vices could be? Has there been any speculation over them?
i have no clue about fincher. he definitely comes off as creepy, though. and although i believe he and rooney didn't have an affair, i do believe he fucked with her psychologically. the way she dotes over him like an insecure school girl and the way he talks about her is incredibly odd. he loves to imply that he had her fate in his hands and seems to always bring up how the studio didn't want her, and even mentioned how they referred to her as a trust fund baby in one interview. i think he may have really fucked with that girl's head.
as far as mara goes, she's been listed as the top suspect to that bi for a few weeks. however the bf is weird, unless she's bearding. but why beard with someone so basic and unknown? although he is the son of malcom mcdowell, but still. there was someone on hollywood elsewhere making claims that she was a closeted lesbian and has been dating a director for a while, and that the fact she is so closeted could hurt her oscar chances. which is odd because ted c stated in his bi that the actress preferred sleeping with women with power like directors and producers. but that could very well have been some deluded asshole.
[quote]and although i believe he and rooney didn't have an affair, i do believe he fucked with her psychologically.
I completely agree. I think that's part of the reason why he chose her. For whatever reason, she probably seemed open and susceptible to him. I can definitely see him liking to treat people badly.
David Fincher is a wall street banker.
just the way rooney describes the process of auditioning sounds like he played with her head. jerking her around for 2 months and constantly bringing up how no one wanted her for the role, including himself at one point. she said that the day she found out she got the part, fincher called her into his office and interrogated her for two hours about whether she was strong enough to handle such a role, only to pull out an ipod with a press release revealing she got the part. talk about head games. even craig described their relationship as "fucking weird." i don't think it's sexual, but it is definitely a manipulative power trip of some kind. fincher seems like he would totally get off on jerking around a young, inexperienced actress like mara, who was obviously willing to do anything to portray the character and had no real experience with working with a big name director.
Hey gays, it's me, Rooney Mara!
Why don't you love me more?
I wear couture. I have an army of publicists working 24/7 to further my aloof air of bemused mystery. And I am generally disdainful of all things, particularly the industry I'm part of.
The NY Times loves me. Why don't the gays love me?
I know people who are like her. They are desperate to appear hip and don't have solid identities. It really is more of a high school thing.
Or maybe she actually IS the way she appears.
She is the female equivalent of James Franco. They try ever so hard and just look like first year art school students desperately trying to out-edgy the competition.
[quote]“My sister started acting when she was young,” Mara says of the elder Kate, who’s currently starring in the Netflix political thriller “House of Cards.” “But I just knew I didn’t want to be a child actor. I knew I wanted to go to school and wanted to start when I was older, so I would be taken seriously.”
Is she suggesting her sister isn't taken seriously? Jeez. Maybe she is EXACTLY an aspie.