PHOTOS: Rooney Mara (And Her Eating Habits) In Vogue
First we had the sneak peek and now we have the real thing! Rooney Mara‘s Vogue cover, profile, and spread are all here and we’ve hand selected the best (read: strangest) parts all for your viewing pleasure!
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The cover, as it was when we first saw it, is stunning — and the inside images are equally so. There are, however, some decidedly strange parts of the profile. Like when writer Jonathan van Meter describes the relationship between The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher and Mara:
As Fincher talks about the film, his heroine, Mara—with Salander’s awesomely strange hair, bleached eyebrows, and facial piercings—sits next to him, looking for all the world like a troubled college student who takes too much Adderall. She hangs on his every word, her eyes lit with admiration. Their relationship, it quickly becomes clear, is charged with the electric current of the mentor-protégée crush, which is both touching and occasionally uncomfortable to watch. Or, as Daniel Craig, who costars as a crusading journalist named Mikael Blomkvist, says about their working relationship, “It’s fucking weird!”
Or, like the first time Mara eats in front of van Meter:
When a waiter appears to take our order, we are all looking at our menus, but I see out of the corner of my eye Fincher nudging Mara. He says with quiet seriousness, “You can eat.” I look up to see her reaction. Mara rolls her eyes, and Fincher laughs. “You can have lettuce and a grape. A raisin if you must.” She orders a piece of fish and barely touches it. In the book, Salander is described as boyish and awkward, “a pale, anorexic young woman who has hair as short as a fuse. . . .” Noomi Rapace, the magnetic star of the Swedish versions, looked more like Joan Jett. “One of the things that make our version that much more heartbreaking,” says Mara, “is that even though I am playing a 24-year-old, I look much younger. I look like a child.” I ask if she had to get unhealthily skinny for the role. She says, “Umm . . . not really.”
“It hasn’t been too hard for her,” Fincher quickly adds.
It’s an awkward paragraph, made more awkward by van Meter (and/or Vogue’s) decision to leave that topic right then and there. But look at the pretty photos!