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Rooney Mara Denies Slamming Her 'Law and Order: SVU' Stint

December 21, 2011 (7:13 pm) GMT
Saying it was a misinterpretation of her words, the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star insisted she was referring to humanity when she said it's 'stupid'.
Rooney Mara

is clearing up the assumption that she bashed the storyline of "" in which she guest starred. The "" actress said she did not mean to call her 2006 stint on the NBC series as "awful" and "stupid".

In an interview with Allure magazine, Mara said, "It was so awful. So stupid. Me and my boyfriend - although I [didn'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." She added, "Ridiculous. Who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up because they're fat?"

Mara now realizes that people may think she hated the experience. "That was my first job. It couldn't have been more exciting for me. It's an experience I hold very dear to my heart. If anything, I didn't mean that the storyline was ridiculous; I meant that humanity is ridiculous," Mara said.

"I know that 'Law & Order' make their episodes out of real things that are happening in the city, so to me, by 'ridiculous' I meant that humanity is ridiculous. People are awful to one another, and to me, I find it ridiculous."

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