Rooney Mara Didn’t Want A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Currently, she’s known as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander, but in early 2010, horror fans saw her as the new Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street.  And it’s that latter film Mara speaks frankly about in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.  Apparently the experience on that film bummed her out.  Don’t fret, Mara, watching the movie bummed us out, too.

Mara told EW the 2010 remake was a role she didn’t really want.  “And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, “F**k, I definitely got that,” she says.

Later in the interview, she details what happened after the film.

“I didn’t want to act anymore.  I was like, This isn’t what I signed up for.  If this is what my opportunities are going to be like, then I’m not that interested in acting.  So I was very discouraged and disheartened.  And then I got the Social Network script.  That kind of inspired me.”

For the full interview, pick up the January 6 issue of EW which is now on stands.

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