5 Things You Don't Know About 'Side Effects' Star Rooney Mara

  • She Brings Her Own Pain Into Her Movie Projects
To prepare for the role of Emily, the troubled wife at the center of Side Effects, Mara watched a series of YouTube video diaries documenting various people coping with depression. She also listened to a mix CD of sad music while leaning on her own experiences dealing with mental illness. “I was kind of a troubled teenager,” Mara admitted in a recent interview promoting the film. “I think everyone has an experience with depression, anxiety, or sadness because growing up is so traumatizing.”
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