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Rooney Mara: 'SVU episode was so stupid'

Rooney Mara didn't enjoy her first major acting job on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit because she thought the plotline was "stupid".

The actress starred in an episode of the hit cop drama called Fat in 2006, and although it was her biggest role to date at that point in her career, Mara was embarrassed by her scenes.


She tells Allure magazine, "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. It's ridiculous. Who would ever do that? Who would beat someone up because they're fat?


"People are obsessed with that show. I don't get it."


Mara has since gone on to become one of Hollywood's most in-demand stars after landing the title role in David Fincher's thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.