Rooney Mara Steps Out in NYC With Her Beau

Posted Friday September 7, 2012 12:30 PM GMT

She's an expert at playing dark characters, but Rooney Mara was full of sunny smiles as she stepped out with her boyfriend in New York on Thursday (September 6).

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" star playfully tugged at Charles McDowell's arm and joked as they strolled the Big Apple's streets.

The 27-year-old actress dressed casually in a sleeveless gray top and matching scarf and blue jeans - with not a tattoo in sight.

Rooney has signed up for the sequel to last year's hit movie, which co-starred Daniel Craig.

But, as GossipCenter reported last month, no director has yet been attached to the project and the next installment of "Dragon Tattoo" won't be arriving in theaters until after 2013.

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