Sometimes, actors go so deep into character, the role will unexpectedly pop up in their actual lives -- or, according to Rooney Mara, even after the movie has finished shooting. Mara, who just received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' -- a role that involved scenes of torture, rape and nudity -- revealed to David Letterman that the intensity she put into Salander unexpectedly came out at a friend's wedding, after a drunk guest got a little too frisky with the actress. Unfortunately for him, that was a bad idea.
"It was really hard to come out of [character]," she said. "Right when we finished, my best friend got married and I went to her wedding, and one of the guests there was quite inebriated. He came over to me and he was trying to dance with me and he picked me up, and I guess I was still sort of in character and I just immediately grabbed his throat, and was like 'Put me down. I will hurt you,'" said Mara. A clip of the interview, courtesy of Vulture, is below.

As for Mara's Lisbeth Salander, you can check her out in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' when it hits theaters Dec. 20.


[via Vulture]

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
R 2011
Based on 41 critics

A disgraced journalist and an investigator for a security firm probe a 40-year-old murder. Read More

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