Rooney Mara talks about death and on-screen nudity in Interview magazine

The ‘Side Effects’ star gets candid aboutt cursing, nudity and on-screen sex with co-star Channing Tatum in sit-down with her director, Stephen Soderbergh

Rooney Mara tells director Steven Soderbergh just how much she trusted him while filming “Side Effects” in the new Interview magazine.

“I just do what I’m told, when I’m told,” she says. “There is a line, though — like when you asked me to do reverse cowgirl with Channing (Tatum, who plays Mara’s husband in “Side Effects”), and I put my foot down. If the character should be nude in the scene and it makes sense and I trust the person making the film — and I regret my decision to trust you now that I know you more — then I don’t see a problem with it. 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 says.

“First of all, reverse cowgirl occupies a very important position in porn — pun intended,” jokes Soderbergh. “Plus, you told me that you couldn’t stand to look at Channing, so I was just trying to solve a problem.”

“You would know,” she says “If I recall, Channing didn’t want to look at me.”

She also tells Soderbergh that she wonders about how a movie would be completed if she were to die part way through 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,’ says the former “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

“Then I think through the scenes that are left to shoot, and weigh if they would be able to finish it or not.”

And growing up in the Mara house meant watching your mouth with bad words.

“When I was growing up,” she says, “I wasn’t allowed to say ‘fart.’ Fart was a swear word. We had to say ‘honk’ instead — ‘He honked!’ A penis was a ‘winky.’ But these days, I like words with a little more punch.”

“Like doodie?” asks Soderbergh.

“Like c—,” says Rooney.

Source: NY Daily News

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