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Rooney Mara: Nude Scenes Aren’t a Big Deal

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Rooney Mara on the cover of 'Interview'Rooney Mara isn't fazed by nude scenes. While the Side Effects actress isn't a fan of gratuitous nudity in movies, she isn't adverse to stripping off onscreen because she doesn't think it's a big deal.

"I certainly don't want to be involved in anything that is gratuitous, but I don't think the human body is something to be ashamed of. Every other person on the planet has the same parts as I do. So seeing them shouldn't be a huge shock to most people," she told Interview.

While she isn't worried about baring all oncreen, Rooney sometimes stresses about what would happen her latest work if she died during filming: "Sometimes I think about that--like, 'Okay, if I died right now, would they have to reshoot the whole film? Or would they be able to edit around it.' Then I think through the scenes that are left to shoot, and weigh if they would be able to finish it or not."

Rooney also revealed she tries to eat healthily although junk food can be her downfall. "I try to eat food that hasn't been washed in ammonia and then packaged in the shape of breaded dinosaurs filled with cheese - even though those are very tasty. I like to eat food that can actually make it through the 20-plus feet of my small intestine," the 27 year-old said.


The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids Lead MTV Movie Awards Nods

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games and Bridesmaids lead the nominations at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

The action film and the comedy motion picture both have eight nods apiece, which will see them go up against each other for Best Cast and Movie of the Year alongside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games - the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy - will see her take on Bridesmaids star Kristin Wiig for Best Female Performance, as well as Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love), Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Rooney is also up for Breakthrough Performance and Best On-Screen Transformation for her portrayal of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the English language version of the Swedish thriller alongside Daniel Craig.

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Rooney Mara for Spike Jonze Movie

Rooney Mara and Spike Jonze

Rooney Mara will replace Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze's latest film.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress is set to take a role in the untitled drama, which Carey dropped out of citing "scheduling conflicts," and although details have been kept a secret it will feature a man who falls in love with the voice of a computer. It is also thought to include scientists gathering to discuss catastrophic events.

Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Samantha Morton will all star in the project although it is unclear which parts everyone will play.

Elizabeth Olsen to Star in Old Boy

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen is expected to take the lead female role in Old Boy.

The 22-year-old actress has been offered the part by director Spike Lee after Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska turned it down. The film is a new version of Park Chan-wook's classic movie and if she signs up, Elizabeth will star alongside Josh Brolin, who will take on the lead male role.

The movie focuses on a man named Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original) who is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told that he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment with the help of Elizabeth's character Marie.

Although there is not a solid start date, shooting is planned to start "soon."

Rooney Mara Joins Side Effects

Rooney MaraRooney Mara has replaced Blake Lively in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.

The 26-year-old actress - who recently won an Oscar-nomination for her performance in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - will now play the leading role of Emily Hawkins in the movie about a woman with a prescription drug addiction, Deadline.com reports. Her problems increase when she is forced to come to terms with her husband being released from prison after three years, and she begins an affair with her doctor.

Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also set to star in the movie, which has been written by Scott Z. Burns. Greg Jacobs and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing the film, and shooting begins in April.

The role will be Rooney's first major signing since appearing in the English language version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo alongside Daniel Craig.

Rooney Mara: Dragon Tattoo Made Me More Masculine

Rooney Mara as Lisabeth SalanderRooney Mara says appearing in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has made her less feminine. The 26-year-old actress admits aspects of playing the rebellious Lisbeth Salander in the new movie stayed with her and has changed her style.

"Before I got the part I was definitely more feminine and girlie. I wore a lot of pale shades and I haven't really rediscovered that yet. I've kept with the black and dark colors."

In the movie, Rooney's psychologically-damaged character exacts revenge on her rapist, but despite the graphic nature of some of her scenes, the actress insists they didn't affect her because of the physical transformation she underwent for the role: "Because Lisbeth looked so different to me with the tattoos and piercings, it just never really felt like me so I didn't feel strange or embarrassed."

As part of her research, Rooney spent two months in Sweden - where the story is set - before the filming began and found the experience very helpful: "It was incredibly helpful because you can't really understand the characters until you've spent part of a winter there. For me, the cold and the dark were really difficult to overcome."

VIDEO: Longer Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

Behold, the 8-minute long, new trailer for David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

While it serves as a more in-depth look at the plot for viewers who haven't seen the Swedish original, the new trailer also confirms for those who have seen the 2009 adaptation that Fincher isn't straying too far from the material. Additionally, it's always nice to get some extra footage of Rooney Mara being a general badass as Lisabeth Salander.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - which also stars Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, and Christopher Plummer - comes out in theaters on December 21.

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VIDEO: Watch Fincher’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

Daniel Craig and Rooney MaraRemaking an already highly-acclaimed Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher had a lot to live up to. Columbia Pictures finally released the official trailer for the film, and -- as if you'd expect anything less from the guy who put out the amazing trailer for The Social Network -- it looks terrifyingly good.

Of course, hiring Daniel Craig as his lead actor didn't hurt.

Set to a Karen O and Trent Reznor cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," the trailer (seen after the jump) promises to be the "feel-bad movie of Christmas." Upon the trailer's release, some were quick to point out the many clues, revelations, and integral scenes interspersed among the quick cuts. I, for one, can't feel bad for anyone who hasn't seen the original trilogy. Furthermore, who's going to remember all the shots from a one minute and thirty-nine second trailer when the film hits theaters on December 21?

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Getting into Character: Rooney Mara as Dragon Tattoo’s Salander

Rooney Mara in The Social Network

If you've been wondering how Rooney Mara could go from playing a college student in The Social Network to playing a tattooed and pierced computer hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, wonder no more.

You can see a transformed Mara as Lisbeth Salander -- a role many actresses in Hollywood wanted -- after the jump.

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Rooney Mara Lands Coveted Dragon Tattoo Role

Rooney MaraI hope Emma Watson doesn’t regret cutting her hair now.

One of Hollywood’s most highly coveted parts has finally been cast. , most recently featured in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, will now play the lead in the remake of another film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Although a number of A-list actresses had reportedly been in contention for the role of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, director David Fincher decided to narrow his focus on lesser-known stars. Rooney, who will be seen later this year in The Social Network, was the one who eventually won the part over names like Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman and Mia Wasikowska.

Mara will alongside Daniel Craig, who was previously cast as journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Shooting on Tattoo will begin next month in time for a December 21, 2011 release.

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