WATCH: 'Side Effects' Star Rooney Mara Says Steven Soderbergh Was Just What The Doctor Ordered For Her Career

Grace Randolph
February 6, 2013

Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones were all on the red carpet for the premiere of Side Effects in New York City, and I asked them what it was like making a modern Hitchcock film.

"It pleases me to hear you say 'modern Hitchcock film' because that was our hope, to do something like that" said Hollywood mega-producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  "It's a tradition that's been ignored a lot in the last decade."

Rooney Mara plays Emily Taylor, a young woman whose world unravels when the anti-anxiety drug she is prescribed has some unexpected side effects, and the actress told me that signing on for the psychological thriller was an easy decision thanks to Steven Soderbergh's involvement.  "A director is the most important thing" Mara noted about choosing a project.

What side effects can audiences expect after seeing the movie?  Screenwriter Scott Z Burns hopes "the desire to see it two or three times" is one of them.  That's right,  Side Effects is meant to be addictive.

Check out my full red carpet interview below:

WATCH: 'Side Effects' Star Rooney Mara Says Steven Soderbergh Was Just What The Doctor Ordered For Her Career
WATCH: 'Side Effects' Star Rooney Mara Says Steven Soderbergh Was Just What The Doctor Ordered For Her Career

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