Close-up on: Shooter's Kate Mara
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
FROM THREESOMES ON NIP/TUCK TO cyber-nerding on 24, Kate Mara is no stranger to playing a diverse range of roles in television dramas. In Brokeback Mountain, she broke hearts with her portrayal of Heath Ledger's daughter; in her most recent big-screen foray, she plays Kentuckian Sarah Fenn, again breaking hearts (this time, with a shotgun).
Opposite Mark Wahlberg (whose character is her love interest), Mara donned a Southern accent and multiple sets of lingerie for her first film with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Critics may not have been thrilled with the thriller, but it at least gave Mara some time to stretch her triceps before she stretched her international intrigue in the upcoming Transsiberian. The film costars Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, and Woody Harrelson, and it has Mara traveling on the famous Trans-Siberian Railroad from China to Moscow.