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Mara kept legs crossed at Oscars

10/02/2014
Rooney Mara didn't go to the toilet during the entire Oscars ceremony: Photo © Mara kept legs crossed at Oscars Photo

Rooney Mara has revealed she didn't go to the bathroom for the whole of the Oscars ceremony when she was nominated for best actress.

The Ain't Them Bodies Saints star was nominated in 2012 for her performance in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but revealed her white Givenchy gown with a long trailing skirt prevented her from going to the loo.

Rooney said: "I didn't go to the bathroom once, from the time I left home! You can't go to the bathroom in these outfits!"

Speaking about the awards experience, she added: "I don't know if I would call it fun. It was very surreal, because I'd watched it so many times. But it was very stressful and nerve-wracking. Even though I knew I wouldn't win... [I was up against] Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams... the women in it were just... it was very intimidating... even though I knew I wouldn't win, it was still very nerve-wracking. You're on display."

In David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Rooney and Casey Affleck star as outlaw lovers Ruth and Bob. The film sees Bob escape from prison to be with Ruth.

The story has been compared to Bonnie and Clyde, but Rooney revealed she preferred exploring the aftermath of the outlaw love story, rather than the action and thrill of what would have happened before Bob went to prison.

She said: "Of course I love Bonnie and Clyde. But I don't think the films are at all similar. Sure, it was similar archetypes and characters and they're both dealing with outlaws, but our movie picks up where Bonnie and Clyde or Badlands ends. It's seeing what happens after that part of the story. And our movie is certainly much less action-packed than Bonnie and Clyde. It's a quieter, slower film than that."

:: Ain't Them Bodies Saints is available on DVD now.

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