Rooney Mara Covers 'Vogue's' February Issue, a Curious Choice

Immediately following last night's Golden Globes, Vogue released images of it's February cover star, and much to our surprise she has nothing to do with this year's award season whatsoever. 

The edgy Rooney Mara graces the cover photographed by David Sims with a multi-page interview by Hamish Bowles inside it's glossy pages. In the interview, Bowles unveils Mara's awkwardness infront of the camera, stating that the actress "generally loathes having her picture taken." 

"Why should I 'fake smile'?" The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star asks. "It feels disingenuous to me. I want to smile when something happy happens, so if I do smile, you know it's real." 

But aside from her disinterest in having her picture taken, Mara is a surprising cover choice just based on the fact that the February issue goes hand-in-hand with the heavily followed awards season. With the Oscar's just around the corner, and a number of fashionably forward stars nominated, it's curious that Vogue would choose a cover star that could very well be a no-show on the red carpet this season. 

Furthermore, Mara is set to co-host this year's Met Gala "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" alongside Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, so wouldn't it have made more sense for her to cover the publication's May issue?

However, we're major fans of Mara over here at the FashionEtc offices, so regardless of the timeliness of this cover, we're obviously dubbing it a must-read. Hamish and Rooney!? What's not to love!?