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Rooney Mara Talks Downtown Fragrance and Why She'll Never Go Uptown (Seriously)

Fair warning to all New Yorkers who live uptown—you won't be seeing Rooney Mara if she can help it.

Appearing at the Calvin Klein Fashion Week party in New York Thursday night where she was being celebrated as the new face of the fashion icon's latest fragrance, Downtown, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star dished to E! News on being the brand's spokesmodel and what the scent's moniker means to her personally.

When asked how she'd describe her aesthetic, Mara talked about channeling the spirit of downtown NYC, which to her apparently refers to wherever creative types such as herself reside.

"I always prefer to live downtown. I feel like downtown more just stands for where the artists are. When I'm living in New York, I try never to go uptown…above 24th street," the 28-year-old actress said.

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Guess Mara won't be seeing a Broadway show anytime soon (though a trip to Barneys isn't out of the question).

Rooney added she doesn't care what people think about what she wears when she hits the red carpet either.

"You come out here to be judged," she said. "That's sort of what it is. But you just have to try not to think about it. I always want to feel like myself. I always want to feel comfortable. You know, if people don't like it then that's OK."

Mara next costars with Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's forthcoming sci-fi romance, Her, hitting theaters on Dec. 18, 2013.

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