Kate Mara not used to rejection
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 May 2015
Kate Mara has confessed she will never get used to being rejected in Hollywood but tries to turn her negative feedback into something positive
Kate Mara will never get used to being rejected in Hollywood.
The 'Transcendence' star has admitted she has to work hard not to compare herself to other actresses and despite often being told she isn't suitable for parts, she tries to turn the experience into something positive.
The 32-year-old beauty said: "As an actor 90 percent of the time, you're getting told, 'No, sorry, you're not right.' I don't know that you ever really get used to that. I'm definitely better than I was; now if I don't get a part, I believe it's because that 'no' will open up my time for a role or experience I was meant to have."
The blonde beauty also opened up about her relationship with her sister, fellow actress Rooney Mara, and insists the siblings aren't competitive.
She said: "The other thing I've learned to deal with? People always want to know: 'Is there competition between you and your sister?' Luckily there isn't. but rivalry is an industrywide obsession - and it's toxic. I have to remind myself that just because a person got a job I wanted, it doesn't make me any 'less than.' When I'm at my strongest mentally, I don't ever compare myself to others."
The 'Invisible Woman' star added she thinks success "is a state of mind" and feels "blessed" to have had the opportunities she's had.
She told Glamour magazine: "I've always felt blessed to be doing what I love, and that's why I consider myself successful."