Kate Mara Asked Rooney Mara for David Fincher Advice
House of Cards star Kate Mara, 31, admitted in a recent interview that she asked her sister Rooney Mara for advice on working with director David Fincher in the hit Netflix series.
“I ask my sister for advice if I’m ever questioning whether to take a job. I called her for advice on Fincher when I first started working with him.”
Rooney Mara, 28, worked with Fincher on 2010’s The Social Network and in the 2011 movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Scandinavian thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Mara has been acting a few years longer than her younger sister.
“It’s such a special thing to have a family member doing the same job as you. She didn’t start acting until much later, but it makes me feel sort of looked-after, having her and knowing that she “gets” it,” she said.
Mara has been busy promoting Season Two of House of Cards which released February 14 on Netflix.
— Kate Mara (@_KateMara) February 20, 2014
Her confidence is not easily shaken. pic.twitter.com/TafyeQqift
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 17, 2014
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 14, 2014
The political drama is a Netflix original series starring Kevin Spacey as scheming politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife Claire. Mara stars as political journalist Zoe Barnes. Barnes is killed in the first episode of Season Two,
"I know how to handle him." – Zoe pic.twitter.com/5uqouse7jW
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 10, 2014
Did ANYBODY expect Frank to kill Zoe in #HouseOfCards!!? Sorry Kate Mara. You just got killed like a fatality from MK9 lol
— Brian Jackson (@_JacksonPrime_) February 21, 2014
Zoe Barnes is DEAD? She was one of the best characters! What in the world? #HouseOfCards
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) February 15, 2014
— Alli (@winterlove09) February 27, 2014
Of her departure from the show, Mara has said “… I was bummed to leave, but I was also so excited about what we had done.”
Next up for Mara is the April release of the science fiction thriller Transcendence in which she stars opposite Johnny Depp.
Rooney Mara starred in 2013’s Side Effects with Jude Law and Channing Tatum and in the critically acclaimed Her which has been nominated for five Oscar Awards.
She stars opposite Martin Sheen in the British drama Trash, which is scheduled for a May 2014 release in the UK.
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