Rooney Mara Really, Really, REALLY Didn’t Like That A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake

Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Movie ImageIf you were one of the many people who didn’t care very much for Samuel Bayer’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake, then join the party. Not only did a lot of people didn’t like it (although the film did go on to earn $115 million worldwide from a $35 million dollar production budget), but the film’s star, Rooney Mara, doesn’t care for it very much as well. A year later, and the actress is still all kinds of miffed about the film.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the current “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” had some very unflattering things to say about the horror remake that she did just a scant year ago. She tells the mag (perhaps channeling her inner Lisbeth Salander just a tad too much):

You kind of learn to self-sabotage with thing you don’t want to get. 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.”

Ahhhhhhhh. Poor baby. She got a big boost to her Hollywood movie career and all she had to do was pretend to fight Jackie Earle Haley in a burn mask. But gosh darn it, she didn’t want that role in the first place, but Hollywood HAD to push it down her throat! Damn you, Hollywood, and your insistence on giving Rooney Mara her first big major movie role which probably got her noticed by a bunch of people and led to her starring in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” remake!

Anyhoo. It’s interesting that Mara is going public with this now, because while I was watching the remake, I recall thinking that Mara looked unbelievably depressed and not into the film at all. I guess she was doing that whole “self-sabotaging” during filming, because she literally drained a lot of life out of the movie. In fact, here’s what I actually wrote about Mara’s performance in my review of the Blu-ray disc:

Katie Cassidy spends every second of her screentime looking miserable and on the verge of tears, while Rooney Mara looks bored throughout. Then again, that could just be her acting style.

Turns out, nope, she was just bored. Or wanted out. Go figure.

Here’s an interview with Mara doing press for “Nightmare” from a year ago. Nope, you can’t totally tell that she’s looking for the exit door at all:

I guess it goes without saying, huh? The producers of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” are gonna need a new Nancy Holbrook if a sequel ever gets made…

Via : Bloody-Disgusting