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When Rooney Mara isn't commanding the screen with the talent of an old pro in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' she's trashing her previous employers. Just a month after apologizing for saying her stint on 'Law & Order: SVU' was "so awful" and "so stupid," Mara tells Entertainment Weekly that she didn't actually want to appear in the remake of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' that helped launch her film career.

"You kind of learn to self-sabotage with things you don't want to get," she told EW in a new interview (quotes not online). "Sometimes you don't want to get something but you do a really good job and you get it anyway. That was kind of [what happened with] 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' -- I didn't really even want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] "Fuck, I definitely got that."

Mara goes on to say later in the interview that following 'Elm Street,' she "didn't want to act anymore." It was only after receiving the script for 'The Social Network' that Mara was "reinspired." Of course, that collaboration with director David Fincher directly led to her casting in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' All's well that ends well.

[via EW]

[Photo: AP Spanish]





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