Rooney spoke during an interview at the W Union Square Hote on playing as a mom role in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saint’ is really different from anything she has read and a life changing experience.
“You know I really wanted to play a mom,” said Mara, 28, “but so many times I read these scripts where it’s just like ‘the mom,’ the protective mom.”
“When Ruth finds out she’s gonna have a baby, she’s not particularly excited by it. It’s not like she found out she was having a baby and was all of a sudden like, ‘Yes! I am a mother now. I am gonna make smart, responsible decisions.’
“No, that’s not how life happens. You can be a parent and love your child more than anything and still make bad decisions — and you think you’re making the right decisions.
“She doesn’t feel ready and she really doesn’t want to have a baby,” she continued.
“Until she sees the baby for the first time and then — she’s in.