Rooney Mara is on one of W Magazine’s many covers this month, evoking a look from the Seventies – she answers a couple of different questions related to the Seventies decade, starting with who she found most interesting from that era. She says, “Stylewise, the person I’m most drawn to is Ali MacGraw. There was something about her that was very regal but very natural at the same time. We kind of modeled my character in The Social Network after her: I had a crocheted beret that was inspired by the one she wore in Love Story.”
She adds that she did find men’s clothing repulsive in that decade, saying, “I find the way men dressed then to be kind of repulsive—especially disco style. I like almost all of the women’s fashion—and I think men in little shorts and high socks are really cute—but I don’t like anything shiny, and much of the seventies was shiny.”
She also talks about her favorite movie from that decade - Paper Moon. “I saw it only last year. David [Fincher] made me watch it, and I think I’ve seen it five times since then. My favorite scene is when Ryan O’Neal is talking about how he’s going to leave Addie [Tatum O’Neal, who plays his daughter in the movie]. They’re mad at each other, but Addie comes up with something clever, and they get back together. I love that ending—it’s not too happy-happy.”
Mara is currently shooting an untitled Terrence Malick film with Ryan Gosling.