Rooney Mara is currently promoting her turn in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh-directed ‘Side Effects’, and she describes the experience of working with the acclaimed director in a cover issue with Interview Magazine.
When being interviewed by Soderbergh for the magazine [via NY Daily News], Mara discussed the experience of working with him as well as her comfort level with on-screen nudity, saying, “I just do what I’m told, when I’m told. 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.”
She adds, “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.”
Mara’s turn in ‘Side Effects’ has been met with critical praise, and while the film has failed to perform at the box office, it has been called one of the best psychological thrillers of recent times. ‘Side Effects’ also stars Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and is currently in theaters. However, due to its abysmal performance, it is likely to be taken out of most theaters soon unless its box office numbers suddenly improve.