Rooney Mara: I Didn't Bash 'Law & Order: SVU'
The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" actress says she never meant to characterize her guest-starring stint on the NBC series as "awful" and "stupid."
Rooney Mara is setting the record straight on her Law & Order: SVU smack talk.
Earlier this week, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star made headlines for reportedly bashing the NBC series in an interview with Allure magazine, saying of her 2006 guest stint: "It was so awful. So stupid. Me and my boyfriend -- although I [didn'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."
"Ridiculous," she sniped. "Who would ever do that?," she said. "Who would beat someone up because they're fat?"
Cue the damage control. Mara backtracked on her apparent bitterness in an interview with The Huffington Post, clarifying: "That was my first job. It couldn't have been more exciting for me. It's an experience I hold very dear to my heart."
"If anything, I didn't mean that the storyline was ridiculous; I meant that humanity is ridiculous," she said. "I know that 'Law & Order' make their episodes out of real things that are happening in the city, so to me, by 'ridiculous' I meant that humanity is ridiculous. People are awful to one another, and to me, I find it ridiculous."
Dragon Tattoo, co-starring Mara as punk heroine Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist, opens in theaters Wednesday to projected blockbuster ticket sales.
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