The US media enjoys depicting them as rivals, almost like opponents on the family’s NFL teams, so when you ask about her sister, you almost hear the inner sigh, like she imagines she will be answering this question for the rest of her life.“Of course it’s complicated,” she ventures.“It’s complicated even if you just have a friend who’s an actor because the whole business is competition.Produced by Christine Vachon, an out lesbian, and directed by gay filmmaker Todd Haynes, it is highly anticipated to be one of the best queer films ever, and that’s a lot of pressure.Despite calling gay love stories often “cursed,” Todd has a more optomistic spin on it:“In some ways, the event of a gay love story is less surprising every day,” Haynes says.Born into American football royalty, Kate Mara was never interested in the family business.“I enjoy going to games and sitting in the family box with all my cousins but I always had my own dreams,” recalls Mara, 31, whose great-grandfathers founded NFL Super Bowl legends the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.Her family is still variously involved in the management of both teams.
I would leave misspelt notes on my mother’s pillow all the time,” smiles the petite actress who was raised in the well-heeled town of Bedford, New York.
“I don’t think Carol thought about it.” The actress studied the era by picking up banned erotic novels.
“I read a lot of girl-on-girl books from the period,” she says.
“But I think love stories are hard to pull off, period.
They require external forces that keep the lovers apart.” As for the sexiness of the script, Cate said it will be different from our last big lesbian film.