Other than being an enormously popular franchise, the 'Law and Order' empire is also a breeding ground for hundreds of unknown, up-and-coming actors looking for their big break. Although she may be famous now, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' star Rooney Mara counts herself among that group; in 2006, she had a small role on an episode of 'Law and Order: SVU.' So, does she cherish the experience of being on a nationally televised program? Not exactly.

"It was so awful. So stupid. People are obsessed with that show. I don't get it," Mara admitted to Allure magazine. As she explains it, the episode featured a rather ridiculous plot line. "Me and my boyfriend -- although I don't look old enough to have a boyfriend-- went and beat up these fat people, and at the end of the show you find out that I used to be obese and I hate fat people. It's ridiculous. Who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up because they're fat? And as retribution, they sodomized her. I mean, I've been sodomized since the beginning of my career. I should have known then it would come full circle," said Mara.

Of course, Rooney is on to bigger and better things now. She was just received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in 'Dragon Tattoo,' which opens nationwide on December 20. Take that, Dick Wolf!



[via Allure and TV Guide]



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