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Kate Mara strived to get it right as Marine, dog lover

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/9/2017 By BROOKE LEFFERTS, Associated Press
This June 15, 2017 photo shows actress Kate Mara posing for a portrait to promote her film, "Megan Leavey" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press This June 15, 2017 photo shows actress Kate Mara posing for a portrait to promote her film, "Megan Leavey" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Mara says it was a thrill to work with the dogs on the set of her new Marine movie, "Megan Leavey."

This June 15, 2017 photo shows actress Kate Mara posing for a portrait to promote her film, "Megan Leavey" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press This June 15, 2017 photo shows actress Kate Mara posing for a portrait to promote her film, "Megan Leavey" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Mara plays a K-9 dog handler in the film, which is based on a true story. Her character bonds with her canine partner, Rex, and fights to bring him home after service in Iraq.

This June 15, 2017 photo shows actress Kate Mara posing for a portrait to promote her film, "Megan Leavey" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press This June 15, 2017 photo shows actress Kate Mara posing for a portrait to promote her film, "Megan Leavey" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

The actress is an animal activist who has worked with both Oceana and the Humane Society.

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