Kate Mara Talks Kevin Spacey Boob Pasties in Playboy

Posted Friday April 18, 2014 8:15 AM GMT

She has definitely come into her own as a bona fide Hollywood hottie, but that hasn’t caused Kate Mara to take herself too seriously.

In her new interview with Playboy, the “House of Cards” actress talked about filming sex scenes with her legendary costar Kevin Spacey.

She shared, “It wasn’t uncomfortable. From day two of working with Kevin, I found him just as playful as I am. He would definitely up my game. I tried to get him to laugh by wearing pasties with his face on them.”

“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.”

As for her parents’ reaction to her steamy screen time, Kate explained, “They have a sense of humor about it that they didn’t used to have. 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.”

“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.”

Meanwhile, Kate and her sister Rooney Mara have managed to both work in Tinseltown without getting into a nasty sibling rivalry. “We’ve never had any kind of competitive thing between us, thank God. We’re really close. 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.”

“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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