Thanks to my lovely friend Luciana, I got opportunity to grab 4 HQ stills from the movie Her in which Rooney play’s Joaquin Phoenix’s ex-wife.
Movie Productions > 2013 – Her > Movie Stills
Producer Rooney Mara poses at the after party for the premiere of Tribeca Film and Well Go USA’s ‘The Truth About Emanuel’ at Wood and Vine on December 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Public Appereances > 2013 > Dec 04 | Tribeca Film and Well Go USA’s ‘The Truth About Emanuel’ Premiere
Welcome to the bittersweet future. Here is the second trailer for Her, Spike Jonze’s upcoming sci-fi romance in which Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a lonely man who falls in love with his computer. The operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson, is sultry and smooth, and perhaps everything his character might want from a woman: She’s patient, inquisitive, and caring. But, she’s also completely without a physical presence. It’ll be interesting to see how the movie spins that. Can a man shift his focus from the bodily woman and fall in love only with her personality and intellect? Or is her lack of physicality another version of the headless woman syndrome prevalent in mainstream advertising?
In any case, Rooney Mara, who plays Phoenix’s ex, is a little miffed that she’s apparently turned him off human females. And, hey, we might be, too.
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Rooney Mara, Abigail Breslin, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Sheridan and Naomie Harris will join Cate Blanchett at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The line-up of A-listers has been revealed for the event which will see 174 films screened.
Rooney, who is best known for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will return to Dubai after appearing at last year’s event. She’ll be joined by Little Miss Sunshine herself, former child actress Abigail Breslin.
British actress Naomie Harris, whose films include Bond flick Skyfall 28 Days Later will also walk the red carpet. She’s just appeared in Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Hunky actor Mark Ruffalo, whose films inlcude The Avengers and 13 Going on 30 is also coming.
DIFF will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to multi Emmy and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen, while Australian actress Cate Blanchett will head the IWC Filmmaker Award jury for the second year running.
Omar by Academy Award-nominated Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad will raise the curtain on the festival, while the star-packed American Hustle has been picked for the closing night gala. DIFF will be the first festival to screen the film, which stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK and Robert De Niro.
The place to star spot will be the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, which will hold two red carpet events daily, while movies are also being shown at VOX Mall of the Emirates.
A stunning and beautiful Rooney showed up in Italy to 8th Rome Film Festival to promote Her. Enjoy the HQ pictures I’ve collected.
Public Appereances > 2013 > Nov 10 | 8th Rome Film Festival: “Her” Photocall
Public Appereances > 2013 > Nov 10 | 8th Rome Film Festival: “Her” Press Conference
Public Appereances > 2013 > Nov 10 | 8th Rome Film Festival: “Her” Premiere
Beautiful Rooney at 51st New York Film Festival Premiere and Press Conference of “Her”. Enjoy HQ pictures I’ve collected. Over 100 and more.
Public Appereances > 2013 > Oct 12 | 51st New York Film Festival: “Her” Premiere
Public Appereances > 2013 > Oct 13 | 51st New York Film Festival: “Her” Press Conference
Beautiful Rooney attended the MBFW Front Row of Calvin Klein. In our gallery you’ll find a collection of 129 HQ files, also thanks to my friend Nicole who donated most of them.
Public Appereances > 2013 > Sep 12 | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Calvin Klein Collection – Arrivals
Public Appereances > 2013 > Sep 12 | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Calvin Klein Collection – Front Row
Public Appereances > 2013 > Sep 12 | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Calvin Klein Collection – Post Show
Public Appereances > 2013 > Sep 12 | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Calvin Klein Collection – After Party
Even now, more than a year and a half after Rooney Mara played her, it’s impossible not to look at Mara and think of Lisbeth Salander. Yes, there are no dragon tattoos, piercings or leather-wear, but Mara and Stieg Larsson’s hacker heroine from his Millennium novels seem cut from the same cloth. Today, her dark hair tied in a tight bun, Mara is warily processing every word. “I’m a very shy, private person,” she says. The phrase “handle with care” springs to mind.
Since twice working for David Fincher – briefly on his Facebook film The Social Network then extensively as Salander in an Oscar-nominated turn in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Mara has rocketed onto just about every director’s wish-list.
Acclaimed auteurs Spike Jonze and Terrence Malick have both recruited her for upcoming films, while she gave an engaging turn as a meds-taking Manhattan murderess in Steven Soderbergh’s thriller Side Effects earlier this year.
She admits she hadn’t planned on doing so many movies back-to-back – just Side Effects and the untitled, under-wraps Malick, co-starring Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale and rumoured to be set in the Austin music scene. But then came Jonze’s new sci-fi romance Her – in which she plays Joaquin Phoenix’s ex. “I couldn’t say ‘no’ to it,” she says, “because I loved it so much.” Same goes for her latest film, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which followed Her. “It jumped out at me. It had a very unique voice to it.”
Written and directed by first-timer David Lowery, it tells of Texas outlaw Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) who escapes jail and wants to reunite with his wife Ruth (Mara) and the daughter he’s never met. It’s not, she says, your typical lovers-on-the-lam tale. “Our movie picks up where Bonnie and Clyde or Badlands ends. It’s seeing what happens after that part of the story. And our movie is certainly much less action-packed than Bonnie and Clyde. It’s a quieter, slower film than that.”
You might say it’s almost the perfect reflection of the 28 year-old Mara, who, living primarily in New York, shies away from the Hollywood circus. “I don’t think of myself as a celebrity,” she says. “I don’t feel like a celebrity in my life. My life hasn’t changed that much.” So you can still go to the supermarket? She nods. “I go to the supermarket all the time, in my pyjamas! I’m just like a regular person – I go to the gym, I go to the supermarket, I go to the movies.”
While it’s not clear what kind of regular person shops for groceries in their night attire, you get the picture. For the past three years, she’s dated aspiring filmmaker Charlie McDowell, son of actors Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen, though they’re both still low-key enough to avoid too much intrusion. “I like my anonymity,” she says. “I like to walk around alone, and get lost in my thoughts and observe other people. It would be a shame to not be able to do that, to not be able to be invisible and observe others.”
Born and raised in Bedford, New York, this disappearing act was always easy growing up – with an extended family that included 22 aunts and uncles and 40 cousins. Football, American style, is in her blood. Her mother Kathleen is a descendant of Art Rooney Snr, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not to be outdone, her great-grandfather founded the New York Giants – where her father, Timothy, now works. It hardly computes that this frail, pale, bird-like girl owes her upbringing to the macho world of NFL.
She tells me she “was not a performer” growing up. She was, for a time, in the shadow of older sister Kate, who also acts, recently starring in Fincher’s Netflix series House of Cards. Would they consider making a movie together? “We would love to work together but it’d have to be something really special.” With two brothers Conor and Daniel too, Mara admits she’s less outgoing than Kate. “I’m so slow to warm, and my sister’s very warm and open. She’s lovely and people really love her. I’m an acquired taste.”
If there’s that Salander-like reserve and detachment rearing its head again, it’s certainly paid off in her work. On Dragon Tattoo, she utterly disappeared into the character – from watching Gaspar Noé’s rape-revenge drama Irreversible to learning kick-boxing and talking to counsellors. Just don’t ask her to explain her acting process. “I don’t have ‘a way’. I don’t have a methodology, a set way of doing things. I come in and give myself over to the director, and try to do things their way.”
Just occasionally Mara opens up, lighting up those blue-green eyes. Like when I ask what the last film she saw at the cinema was. “The Croods!” she giggles, referring to the recent prehistoric cartoon. “I like animated movies.” But she can just as easily shut down; as when I broach the topic of passion versus responsibility – a big theme of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Has she ever dealt with that? “I’m sure that I have. I can’t think of anything specific, and even if I could, I definitely wouldn’t share it.”
There’s almost a wilful determination in Mara to withhold personal revelations – a trait both admirable and exasperating. In her eyes, because you act doesn’t mean you need to offer up your life for public consumption. “Acting shouldn’t be exposing. You’re putting on all these costumes and putting on all these characters… I think sometimes acting can be a way for people to escape themselves and to be able to pretend to be someone else, and that shouldn’t be exposing at all.”
The big question on everybody’s lips is whether she will return as Lisbeth Salander in the sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire? “I ask that same question a lot – I really don’t know,” she says. Sony, who backed the first film, recently hired Andrew Kevin Walker, who wrote Se7en, to take a bash at the script – which is hopeful. “I’m ready for it,” says Mara – and she means it.
Cinderella through the lens of Vogue; Brooke Lockett of The Australian Ballet models my Cinderella look.
Inspired by my partnership with The Australian Ballet, this month I am unveiling my Cinderella Collection. Based on the ultimate story of transformation, the limited-edition collection is designed to create a modern take on fairy-tale glamour, with a focus on luminous skin and a smoldering smoky eye. As a makeup artist, I’ve always been fascinated by how makeup, hair and fashion choices can completely change a woman’s look, her outlook, and the way she’s perceived. The fashion pack seems to be feeling the same way, as the mammoth September issue of Vogue features a lavish spread inspired by the timeless tale. While some of the most mesmerizing transformations I have witnessed have been the women who visit my stores or counters, watching celebrities change like chameleons has practically become a national pastime in the age of Instagram.
Rooney Mara: From girl next door to Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Proving that Cinderella-style transformations don’t have to be confined to cleaning up your act, formerly fresh-faced Rooney Mara became one of the most watched actresses in the world following her edgy transformation for her leading role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The physically and psychologically demanding role required a full-on makeover that involved shaved eyebrows, punky black hair and many, many piercings. Mara emerged from the film a true fashion risk taker, sporting statement-making hair styles and bold makeup that kept red carpet watchers anticipating her every move. While her current look is a less severe melange of her former selves, that jaw-dropping transformation made a lasting style statement. I mean, who would forget the burgundy lip of 2012? In large part made famous because of Ms Mara.