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Rooney Mara Did 'Carol' To Work With Cate Blanchett

Rooney Mara Did 'Carol' To Work With Cate Blanchett

Rooney Mara flashes a smile while attending the special VIP screening reception for her latest film Carol held at Rosewood London on Thursday (December 3) in London, England.

The 30-year-old actress was joined by Holliday Grainger and Olivia Hallinan at the event hosted by Howard Stringer and The Weinstein Company.

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“It really wasn’t the role that drew me to it. I loved the role, and it was a very different character than I had ever played,” Rooney told Variety. “But to be honest, it was that I wanted to work with Cate Blanchett, and when I knew Todd Haynes was directing it – those two things were enough for me; I wouldn’t even have had to read the script. Then on top of that, it is a beautiful script and such a beautiful love story. And it was really different than anything I had ever done before. I wanted to show a sort of softer side of myself.”

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