Rooney Mara Calls Her Law & Order: SVU Episode ‘Awful’ And ‘Stupid’
Way to bite the hand that feeds you, Rooney Mara.
Even though the actress is now famous thanks to the opening scene of The Social Network and her starring role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, way back when she was just like any other struggling actor: Playing a rape victim or murder suspect on Law & Order: SVU.
In their profile of her, Allure (via ONTD) went back through her various fashion disasters as well as bit parts in shows like SVU and A Nightmare on Elm Street. But someone doesn't look favorably on one of the most beloved guilty-pleasure crime dramas for her generation:
It was so awful. So stupid. People are obsessed with that show. I don't get it. Me and my boyfriend—although I don't look old enough to have a boyfriend—went and beat up these fat people, and at the end of the show you find out that I used to be obese and I hate fat people. It's ridiculous. Who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up because they're fat? And as retribution, they sodomized her. I mean, I've been sodomized since the beginning of my career. I should have known then it would come full circle.
First off, this episode (“Fat,” from season 7) sounds like it was awesome. There's a severed finger, teenagers going undercover as “bad” kids, and the shocker of Rooney's character Jessica being fat. And secondly, Rooney's older sister Kate Mara also muddled through bit roles in procedurals — including SVU! — before getting bigger roles in Everwood and Nip/Tuck, and you don't see her complaining.