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.
“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.”