We can’t with Rooney Mara’s admission that she never tried pie until she was 31

We don’t know too much about Rooney Mara. The actress tries to keep a low-profile despite her A-list status, and while we respect that, we’re always a little curious to learn more about her. If you are, like us, fans of the star, you might get a kick out of this new fun (not to mention bizarre) fact about her.

Apparently, Mara never tried pie until she was 31.

Even when she did finally try it, it wasn’t because she wanted to, but because she had to for a role. How?!

During a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Mara talks about how in her new film, A Ghost Story, her character — consumed by grief after losing her partner — eats an entire pie in one sitting. This scene was understandably a topic of discussion at Sundance earlier this year.


“It was certainly something that popped out at me when I read it, that was one of the things I was really excited to do,” she said. “So it doesn’t surprise me that it’s something that jumps out of the movie. It was such a unique way of showing grief, we’ve never seen anything like that before. And I’d actually never had pie before, that was my first and last pie.”

Yep, she just added that tidbit in at the end like it’s no big deal, like a grown woman who has never eaten pie is akin to never finding a four-leaf clover.


She continued, saying,

“I just don’t really have a sweet tooth and I was a really, really strange, picky child. Something about pie always grossed me out and I just never tried it before. And this came along and I tried making them switch it to something else, but [the director] David [Lowery] really wanted it to be pie, so we did pie.

Lol. Wow. That is incredible.

For the record: It was a gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate cream pie.

Nevertheless, we cannot wait to see this movie. We hope you love pie as much as we do now, Rooney.