The actress opened up to the Los Angeles Times, revealing she’s been hesitant to eat the delectable dessert her entire life: “Something about pie always grossed me out and I just never tried it before.”
But her role in her new film, A Ghost Story, finally forced Mara to give pie a chance.
In one scene, Mara’s character is mourning the loss of her partner and eats an entire pie in one sitting — obviously much more than she has ever encountered in real life.
The actress says she even tried to get out of it, but had no luck. “I tried making them switch it to something else, but David [Lowery, the director] really wanted it to be pie, so we did pie,” she says.
Now that Mara has overcome her fear of pie, we can only imagine she’s realized how good it actually is and will want to try it again. Here are some of our best pie recipes — though she’d have to adapt them all to suit her vegan diet.
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And if Mara is feeling extra adventurous after eating an entire pie for filming the scene, she should venture into trying the Pecapplekin — three popular Thanksgiving pies stacked into one — because, why not?
If all of this talk has got you in the mood, here are 20 more pie recipes to suit your fancy.