Rooney Mara ‘Embarrassed’ By All the ‘Dragon’ Praise
During an interview on Today, Mara was her normal demure and reserved self, answering quietly whenever Ann Curry threw a question her way. She says that “like the rest of the world I fell in love with this character,” after reading the books, adding that “an opportunity doesn’t come along like this for an actress.”
Curry went on to say how everyone — including her co-stars like acting legend Christopher Plummer — had given Rooney’s performance glowing reviews, which Mara said is a bit odd for her.
“I feel quite embarrassed to have Christopher Plummer say those things about me,” hinting that she doesn’t feel worthy of the praise from such a highly-respected actor.
Mara goes on to say that Lisbeth’s character “never felt that foreign to me. She felt very familiar. She does have a lot of anger … that she’s trying to keep at bay, so when it does come out it’s much more shocking … The way she presents herself to the world, we never wanted it to be a statement — it’s a way to repel people.”
Tattoo hits theaters on December 21.