Rooney Mara's elevated status

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Rooney Mara's elevated status

Rooney Mara thinks she gets offered "better parts" because she's been nominated for a Golden Globe.

The 30-year-old star is hoping to secure the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for her role opposite Cate Blanchett in 'Carol' and has joked that her award nominations help her secure meatier roles.

She said: "Getting nominated means something. You will get better parts, and I really do want people to see the film.

"But I don't feel like it's something I'm desperate for. I would forgo it all to keep my integrity."

The 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' actress also opened up about "censoring" herself, admitting she can't really be one hundred per cent honest in interviews because she has to be "grateful, gracious and poised".

She told ELLE magazine: "People don't really want me to be honest. People want me, people want girls, to be grateful, gracious, poised. Not real. I watch interviews from the 1970s, of Patti Smith or John Cassavetes, and everyone's smoking, drinking, totally misbehaving, but they're being completely authentic, and I'm so jealous because that would never happen today.

"There's always a pre-interview, so you know what jokes you have to hit, and there's nothing genuine about it. And I hate that. I hate being a phoney. I hate having to censor myself."