Rooney Mara Covers Vogue US February 2013

Rooney Mara Covers Vogue US February 2013

Rooney Mara Vogue US

Actress Rooney Mara covers the Vogue US’ February issue wearing designs of Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, and Calvin Klein Collection. The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo actress talked with the magazine about acting and playing different roles saying that she feels “a little, like . . . schizophrenic”. The issue is out on January 22nd.

On learning her craft [while working and with personal acting coach]: “It’s all intuition for me. I never really studied-studied. I didn’t love being in a class—that’s very hard for me. I think every job I do, I learn something new and get better. I hope, anyway, that I keep evolving. . . . I wouldn’t want just one technique, because I don’t think it would work for every job.”

Rooney Mara Covers Vogue US February 2013

On depression [she studied for her movie Side Effects]: “I think everyone has at some point in their lives been depressed, or at least sad. I had a lot of anxiety growing up because I was so shy, so I could relate to that part of it. But severe clinical depression is a whole other thing, and I guess I never really knew how bad it can get.”

On acting as self-expression: “I think that’s part of the reason I like acting. I can be someone else. I get to express a lot of things that maybe are hard for me to express in my normal life. I just find it easier to lose yourself. I’d really rather hide behind the character. It’s like a party trick! Not that I go to parties.”

Rooney Mara Covers Vogue US February 2013

On parties and red carpets: “For Dragon Tattoo, I had eight different premieres, this many different photo calls. It’s a lot to plan for. It’s not like you can just show up. The thing is, it’s kind of an annoying part of the job—because I’m not a model, and I don’t want to be. I didn’t try to be a style icon. I’m just not that interested in that world. But it does matter, and either I can fight that or I just have to accept that it is a part of my job, and I may as well wear things that I like and that represent me.”