Despite being one of the hottest stars in the film game, it seems Rooney Mara is NOT a fan of the attention celebrities get.
It sounds like she has to ENDURE all of the ADORE.
But unlike many celebrities who are simply annoyed by the media spotlight, Rooney reveals the serious issues she faces when the spotlight gets a little bit too bright.
"(Walking the red carpet is) a nightmare! It's a panic attack waiting to happen. I don't even like people to sing Happy Birthday to me. When we wrap a film and everyone claps and cheers, I turn red. And then I have to walk out onto the middle of this carpet and there are all these photographers, and they're all screaming at you. And usually there's a party at the other end of it, so it's not even like I have solace at the end of the carpet! It's like then I have to walk into my other nightmare!"
Parties and happy birthday songs are the stuff of your nightmares?
But they're so much fun!
Despite dissatisfaction with the life of the rich and famous - the lady always looks her best when it comes down to it.
So at least she enjoys some parts of her fairy tale life, right?
Well, we'll let her explain:
"It's kind of an annoying part of the job - because I'm not a model, and I don't want to be. I didn't try to be a style icon. I'm just not that interested in that world. But it does matter, and either I can fight that or I just have to accept that it is a part of my job, and I may as well wear things that I like and that represent me."
Lots of peeps have to do things they don't like to do in life, so at least what she's forced to do doesn't sound TOO bad.
Hopefully as her stardom grows and grows, she'll become more accustomed to the life she leads and will be able to conquer her phobias once and for all!
[Image via WENN.]