Rooney Mara, star of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ backtracks on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ barbs
|Rooney Mara is pleading her innocence of the unpremeditated attack on "Law & Order: SVU."|
The 26-year-old "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" star, new to the dangers of being too open in the spotlight, raised eyebrowns earlier in the week in an interview with Allure Magazine when she criticized her guest-starring role in a 2006 episode of the NBC procedural.
"It was so awful. So stupid. Me and my boyfriend -- although I 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," she told the magazine about her first role in the business. "Ridiculous, who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up because they're fat?"
Mara, a scion of the family that long owned the New York Giants, back-peddled like a defensive back in a more recent interview.
"If anything, I didn't mean that the storyline was ridiculous; I meant that humanity is ridiculous," Mara told the Huffington Post. "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."
It’s been a steep learning curve for an actress, who’s suddenly gone from character roles - including a short turn in “Dragon Tattoo” director David Finch’s “The Social Network” - to superstardom after landing the coveted part of the heavily pierced Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s novels.