Actress Rooney Mara is sharing a passionate onscreen romance with Cate Blanchett in “Carol,” says it was very easy for to fall in love with the “Blue Jasmine” actress.
Mara, 30, said she was initially terrified to meet her Oscar-winning co-star, reported People magazine.
“I remember the first time I saw Cate, in Elizabeth. I think I was 13. I went to our little local theatre with my mom, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, who is that woman?’ She’s just so incredible. It was pretty easy to pretend to be enamoured by her. And she’s quick and witty and funny. She’s very confident.
“It’s amazing. Usually it’s not that great to meet your idols and work with them; it’s kind of a letdown. This definitely wasn’t. She’s much different than I had in my head, but kind of better, in a way. It was also obviously terrifying,” Mara said.
The “terror” “The Social Network” actress felt was about performing her best at the highest level possible.
“Just working with someone who you think is the best at what you do. It’s terrifying to stand beside them and try to do it with them.”