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Kate Mara Says She Grew Up on Musicals

Kate Mara Says She Grew Up on Musicals

Kate Mara is on the cover of Haute Living San Francisco‘s July/August 2017 issue, in which she opens up about her love for musical theatre!

Here is what the 34-year-old Meagan Leavey actress had to share with the mag:

On watching old musicals as a kid: “My mom brought us up on old musicals and going to the theater, from a very young age. I remember the first movies that I saw were Oklahoma, Annie and The Sound of Music. That’s what I grew up on, and that’s what my passion was. I just always knew. From as long as I can remember, that’s what I knew I wanted to do, and I definitely feel quite blessed… because it can be hard to figure out what your passion is, or what you want to do with your life. I’m just as passionate today as I was then, so I feel lucky.”

On her bond with her dogs: “I usually bring my dogs to work whenever I’m on a location… because they make me feel grounded and safe in a lot of ways. There’s a sort of comfort I think they bring, that animals in general bring to people, and so when you have this amazing animal that is by your side the entire timeā€”I mean, it’s a very special experience.”

On doing shorter-term projects: “I’ve never done a show that’s a very long commitment. House of Cards is only the first season, because I don’t love the idea of… playing the same role for years on end, or being on the same show for years on end. Even now, that’s changed so much. It’s so normal to find projects that are limited series and things like that. It’s an exciting time.”

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Photos: John Russo
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