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.”
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.”
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.”