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    Football royalty Rooney Mara tells "Late Night" host Seth Meyers about having to dress up to attend games. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015)

    Rooney Mara may have football in her blood, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she actually liked watching the game.

    “I hated it,” she confessed to “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Tuesday. Mara’s family has founded two NFL teams – her mother’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father’s family founded the New York Giants.

    Mara said she began associating football with church because her family attended games after church every Sunday when she was a child.

    “Everyone else was in their sweatpants eating crappy food,” she said. “And I was in my Sunday church clothes.”

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    Even though she wasn’t a big fan of football growing up, she does have a soft spot for her home team.

    “I grew up in New York and my dad works for the Giants,” she said. “The Giants definitely have the edge.”

    Mara is starring in “Pan”, which is set for release on Oct. 9.