Facebook Helped Save Her Career
Following her turn in the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, Mara's experience on that film almost forced her to leave behind her acting career. But Aaron Sorkin's script for The Social Network came along and Mara found herself cast in David Fincher's movie about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. Her experience on the critically-acclaimed film spoiled the actress. "It just felt different than anything else I had done," Mara said. "After that, I got really picky." After Network wrapped, Mara didn't work for a year "because I was trying to find something that I was really passionate about." What she found would be her darkest, and most challenging, role yet.