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Kate Mara Reveals Sex Scene Secret In Playboy

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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Kate Mara opens up about sex scenes and sibling rivalry in a new Playboy interview.

The “House of Cards” actress has some racy on-camera moments with Kevin Spacey, and tells the magazine, “It wasn’t uncomfortable.”

“From day two of working with Kevin, I found him just as playful as I am,” she explains. “He would definitely up my game. I tried to get him to laugh by wearing pasties with his face on them.”

Mara goes on to say, “Of course, because Kevin wants to win whatever the game is and because he always wins, he did not laugh. He waited until the director said ‘Cut’ and then he laughed. Kevin has an amazing sense of humor, but he’s also a great professional and he’s really f*cking good at it.”

Her family has gotten used to her baring her body for roles.

“They have a sense of humor about it that they didn’t used to have,” says the actress. “They were very upset when I was 19 and had a scene in ‘Nip/Tuck’ that showed only my back but suggested nudity. I tried to explain that it’s acting and part of the craft, and if it’s important to the story and tastefully done, I will choose to do certain things.”

She adds, “By the time ‘House of Cards’ came along, my family had dealt with plenty of other difficult things to watch with my career and my sister’s career.”

Her sister, of course, is Rooney Mara, who’s had her own successes with movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Is there any jealousy?

“We’ve never had any kind of competitive thing between us, thank God. We’re really close,” Mara tells Playboy. “Oscars aren’t everything, but I watch them and I’m not super-cynical about them. Would I love to earn an Oscar nomination someday? Of course. But we were all together when we learned Rooney had gotten the nomination, and we all celebrated together. We went to the Oscars together.”

The star explains, “She and I have auditioned for some of the same parts, and we’ve actually checked with each other, like, ‘What time is your audition?’ because it would be just awkward to see each other there.”

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