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10 Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Interviews You Need to See Before Carol Tomorrow

10 Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Interviews You Need to See Before Carol Tomorrow

10 Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Interviews You Need to See Before Carol Tomorrow

As you get ready see Carol, first get to know its tremendous stars through a series of awesome interviews.


Happy Day-before-Carol! The gorgeous, already acclaimed film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women who have an affair in the 1950s is just moments away from theaters, and we couldn't be more excited. In preparation, we've compiled 10 interviews that will get you acquainted with the two wonderful actresses, Carol's source material, and how the ladies feel about the film and each other. Spoilers: they like both quite a lot. We can't wait to love them all even more when we see Carol for ourselves!

1. Cate discusses the history of Carol's source material on Good Morning America.

Bonus: she also talks about her chemistry with Rooney Mara. Awesome history lesson + swoon-worthy chemistry chats make this interview a must watch.

2. Rooney talks about what drew her to Carol and why the film is so important.

Rooney truly appreciates the genuine beauty of Carol. We definitely feel we're in good hands with this cast. 

3. Cate, Rooney, and Carol director Todd Haynes talk about that sex scene at Cannes.

The team gives a detailed account of exactly how that sex scene came together and why it's absolutely necessary to the film. 

4. Cate talks her own family life on Live with Kelly and Michael.

Cate gets personal discussing her family, feelings on Carol, and some struggles the budget forced the film to overcome. 

5. Rooney Mara gets intimate with Indiewire.

This 12+ minute piece is definitely worth the time for Rooney's in-depth perspective on Carol and Therese's relationship, her own eclectic body of work, and just how much she'd like to get back to playing Lisbeth Salander. 

6. Cate and Colbert try to keep their $#*% together.

After pointing out that Cate usually plays characters who barely keep their shit together, Stephen decides to have Cate give it an impromptu shot with a new scene. 

7. Rooney discusses the challenges of vulnerability onscreen and the benefits of playing Therese.

Rooney talks the trust and comfort that comes with working with Todd Haynes, the joys of co-starring with Cate, and her Best Actress win at Cannes. 

8. Cate details her long journey with Carol's production history and how everything comes together at the right time.

Because we enjoyed Rooney's Hey U Guys interview so much, here's Cate's equally interesting one!

9. Rooney chats holiday traditions and shares some great Christmas stories with Jimmy Fallon.

For the record, Rooney Mara wants more than one f***ing present. 

10. Cate takes part in a hysterical 'Lip Flip' with Jimmy Fallon.

The Jimmy Fallon fun never ends. After some legitimate questions,  Jimmy and Cate brought out this wildly absurd bit, and we can't stop laughing. Enjoy the hilarity now, and enjoy Carol in theaters tomorrow!

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