Rooney Mara: Dark Angel

8 Feb

There are a lot of actresses that like to say they are chameleons but Rooney Mara is the real dead. So much so that she is virtually indistinguishable in several of her earlier incarnations (aka movie roles). Of course, that was before the American remake of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. Dying her hair jet-black and her coif cut so severe that made her angular body seem like post-modern sculpture art – she has become Hollywood’s goth version of the It-Girl. But even a cursory search on Google will turn up images of the actress that result in a double-take. Like the one below here:

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No less beautiful, but virtually unrecognizable now that Rooney’s Lisbeth Salander character is imprinted on my brain. I was even stunned to find images of her laughing and smiling! Goes to show what evil typecasting can be to a young, incredibly-talented actress can succumb to if she’s not too careful. That’s why I’m hoping SIDE EFFECTS will be a huge hit for Rooney and we can see another side of this dark angel’s talent. Not that being typecast as one of the greatest female heroes in modern times would be such a bad thing.


I have a feeling whatever happens, Hollywood will continue its bad romance with Miss Mara for years to come. She’s obviously committed to her craft of full-immersion into her characters. And personally I can’t wait to see what she morphs into next.

One Response to “Rooney Mara: Dark Angel”

  1. c taylor February 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Thanks for another great post on a strong leading lady! Rooney Mara appears to be the whole package – looks, talent, moxie. Her performance in Side Effects is reason enough to see the film.

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