Rooney Mara: 10 facts about the next Audrey Hepburn

This Friday, Variety magazine announced that the actress Rooney Mara is the one chosen to play the legendary Audrey Hepburn in a future biopic which will be directed by Italian Luca Guadagnino.

Rooney Mara, who will also be the film’s producer, has been nominated twice for the Oscars in 2011 and 2015 for her roles in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Carol,” respectively.

The news sparked controversy in social networks because several Internet users consider the actress Lily Collins as a better option to star in the film due to her enormous physical resemblance to Audrey Hepburn. So far no more details about said tape.

These are 10 trivia about Rooney Mara, the next Audrey Hepburn!


His relationship with Lily Collins

When it was announced that Rooney Mara would play Audrey Hepburn, various users of social networks spoke out on the grounds that Lily Collins would be a better option to star in the film due to her enormous physical resemblance to the legendary Hollywood star.

This rivalry between Rooney Mara and Lily Collins – created by Internet users – is the only thing that unites the actresses, since from 2010 to 2016, Rooney maintained a romantic relationship with the one who would later become the current husband of Lily, director Charlie McDowell.


The other Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara She is the younger sister of the also actress Kate Mara, who appeared in the films “Secret on the Mountain,” “Fantastic Four,” and in the hit Netflix series “House of Cards.”

Ironically, both sisters are named Rooney: Patricia Rooney Mara and Kate Rooney Mara, since “Rooney” is their mother’s maiden name.


His relationship with American football

Rooney Mara’s great-grandfather, Tim Mara, founded the New York Giants football team, and his other great-grandfather, Art Rooney, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Faces of Kibera Foundation

Rooney Mara is the founder of the non-profit organization “Faces of Kibera”, aimed at providing shelter, food and medical care to the orphans of Kibera in Kenya.



Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix

Rooney Mara has been in a relationship with fellow actor Joaquin Phoenix since 2016, and in September 2020 the couple gave birth to their first child.

Both have shared the screen multiple times, even before they were a couple.

Among his most outstanding works are “Her” from 2013, “Don’t worry, it won’t go far “from 2018, and” Maria Magdalena “from 2018.


Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett

Rooney Mara has stated that Cate Blanchett is one of his favorite actresses.

In 2015, they both starred in the romantic drama film “Carol,” for which Rooney earned his second Oscar nomination.


War wounds

Definitely one of the most recognized cinematographic works of Rooney Mara is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, a film for which she was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011.

As revealed later, the tragic rape scene in the film left Rooney with numerous actual bumps and bruises, which can be seen in the later scenes of the film.

“The girl with the dragon tattoo.” COLUMBIA PICTURES


Real piercings

There is no doubt that the performance of Rooney Mara with her character in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was worthy of an Oscar nomination. The piercings that her character Lisbeth Salander wore were real.


The origin of your child’s name

In September 2020, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix welcomed their first child, River Lee Phoenix, named after Joaquin’s late brother River Phoenix, who sadly died of an overdose in 1993.


His hatred of Freddy Krueger

In 2010, Rooney Mara participated in the remake from the horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, which stands as the highest grossing film in the series, followed by “Freddy vs. Jason.” However, despite the box office success, the actress has confessed to “deeply hating” the Freddy Krueger film and his performance in it.



  • Rooney Mara
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Luca Guadagnino

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