Kate Mara Talks Acting & Johnny Depp in ELLE Canada February 2014
With the new season of her hit Neflix series “House of Cards” set to premiere on Valentine’s Day (February 14th), Kate Mara garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the February 2014 issue of ELLE Canada magazine.
The “Iron Man 2” actress looked picture perfect in designer garbs from Alexander Wang and Jason Wu for the Max Abadian-shot spread while opening up about everything from growing up to working alongside Johnny Depp in the upcoming film “Transcendence.”
Highlights from Miss Mara’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to ELLE Canada!
On her childhood:
“I was very shy as a kid. Most of my friends and family members had to figure out what they wanted to do. That was never challenge of mine. I was motivated and ambitious. I had a crazy drive… Pretending to be different people was my way of not being shy. I became more confident as I got to know myself. That’s why I don’t think getting older is so bad. I was also an old soul when I was a kid. I wanted to get out of school so that I could start my little life.”
On her family and football:
“There was a never-ending supply of family members. We’d go to football games as a family every other Sunday. You’d have to be an idiot not to find [football] important, being in my family. When I was a kid, it was just fun to go and hang out with my cousins. When I was 18, I started paying attention to how incredible it is that my family started the teams. That’s when I realized what an important story it is in my life.”
On her acting career:
“I started so young, so I had the experience of doing it on my own for a long time. Then to have somebody I could really bond with over the experience, the excitement of it, the rejection and all of that? It makes it easier knowing that someone who shares your blood also shares your passion and can understand the ups and downs of it.”
“People are like, ‘What’s it like working with Johnny Depp?’ and I have no idea. I wanted to do the movie because the role was very different for me and anything I’d done, but, funnily enough, I had no scenes with Johnny Depp. I met him for 10 seconds. He wouldn’t know me if he saw me.”
Photo Credit: Max Abadian for ELLE Canada