Rooney Mara is happy to ‘suf­fer for her art’

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Rooney Mara is happy to “suf­fer for her art”. The ‘Una’ ac­tress has ad­mit­ted she would hap­pily take on an in­ter­est­ing role, even if she knew it would be hard to make, be­cause there is a lot to learn about hav­ing an “aw­ful” movie-mak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Speak­ing to Empire mag­a­zine, she said: “There’s some­thing to be said about hav­ing an aw­ful ex­pe­ri­ence. You learn so much about your­self when you have a chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. “But I guess it de­pends in what kind of way it would be a bad ex­pe­ri­ence. There are cer­tain things I don’t want to com­pro­mise on. But I’m not against suf­fer­ing for your art!” When it comes to choos­ing her roles, the 32-year-old ac­tress of­ten se­lects her projects based on the di­rec­tor, even if it isn’t a part she feels par­tic­u­larly “drawn” to. She ex­plained: “It’s re­ally just a feel­ing. I mean, I’m very film­maker-driven. “The di­rec­tor to me is so vi­tal. I’ve done things where I’m not su­per­drawn to the part, but I re­ally want to work with the di­rec­tor. So it’s just dif­fer­ent. Usu­ally it’s just a feel­ing I have when I read some­thing.” Rooney has re­cently been work­ing on ‘A Ghost Story’ along­side Casey Af­fleck and she had a great time film­ing the pro­duc­tion be­cause it was a “se­cret” shoot. She ex­plained: “With ‘A Ghost Story’, I thought the script was beau­ti­ful. David [Low­ery] is such a good writer. “And it just sounded like a lot of fun, mak­ing some­thing with your friends that no-one else re­ally knows about. “He emailed me, ‘I’m do­ing this thing. No-one knows about it, not even my agent. I just wanna make some­thing again.’“It was re­ally fun, five to six days of shoot­ing for me. Such a small crew. So un­of­fi­cial.”

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