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Kate Mara strived to get it right as Marine, dog lover

Last week while promoting Megan Leavey in New York Kate did an interview to The Associated Press, in which she told one of the best things about starring in the movie was Varco the dog.

“He and I trained together, so by the time we started shooting we were very comfortable with each other. I loved working with a dog. They’re unexpected and constantly doing things that you’re not expecting them to do. If you want them to just sort of sit there during a scene they will, but then they’ll do some genius little movement or sound or whatever that will make the scene that much better.”

Mara also said it was refreshing to work with a woman at the helm as well.

“I’ve been acting since I was 14 and I would say in the past three years I’ve worked with more females than I ever have in my entire career, and that’s directors but also actors. And we had so many females on our crew as well, so I definitely think that’s changing. I think it’s slower than we’d all like but it makes me so happy that something like ‘Wonder Woman’ is actually proving that fact. It’ll make it easier and easier to make more and more films.”

Megan Leavey is out on theaters, and you should go check! We have added portraits Kate did to The Associated Press in our gallery, thanks to our friend Emily.

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