Back in the eighties horror movies were the stepping stone for many actors who were just breaking into the business. Stars like Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Anniston, and Matthew McConaughey all got their start in the horror genre. Now, horror has become so popular that actors like Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne, and Jared Padalecki have turned to horror films to broaden their fan base and exposure. In 2010, when actress Rooney Mara was cast as Nancy in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, you would have thought she would have been ecstatic. Apparently, she didn’t even want the role.
Bloody-Disgusting reports that in Mara’s interview with Entertainment Weekly, the upcoming star completely disregards the film that gave her her start. The actress is currently starring in one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and it seems as though her new found stardom is quickly going to her head.
In the article, Mara tells EW, “Sometimes you don’t want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway. That’s kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street-I didn’t even really want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] “F—. I definitely got that.“
The actress continued, “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.”
Um, Rooney…did you actually see your performance in A Nightmare on Elm Street? If anyone is going to be embarrassed, it should be the people who actually cast you as the role for Nancy. She completely butchered the character and was barely responsive to Freddy or any of the other characters in the film. The acting was unbearable and if Mara really didn’t want the part, she should have let a much better actress, who was much more deserving, take the role.
I don’t have anything against Mara and I actually do like her in other things but it really bothers me when people start bashing a horror movie that they were in. I think that one should be grateful for all of the opportunities that they are given and should never complain, regardless of how disappointed they were in it.
The film was awful but Mara comes off as a little bit spoiled in reference to the film. My advice is: Shut your mouth and just be as vague as possible if you are ever asked about the film again. Otherwise, you’ll end up making a lot of people angry. And the last time that I checked, a lot of people still don’t know who you are Rooney, and I’m pretty sure that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo bombed in the box office.
At least wait until you’ve hit Angelina Jolie-stardom to start complaining about your past movie roles.