Carrie Brownstein Cast in Todd Haynes’s Carol

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Carrie Brownstein attends the Film Independent at LACMA Screening + Q&A of "Portlandia" at Bing Theatre At LACMA on March 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage) Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty

She'll play Genevieve Cranell, a woman who hits on Rooney Mara's character, Therese. Reminder: Carol is an adaptation of the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, about a romance between two women (Mara and Cate Blanchett). Anyway, take note: Carrie Brownstein is getting serious about this acting stuff.