Kate Mara Opens Up About Her ‘Horrible’ Experience Making ‘Fantastic Four’
Kate Mara is getting candid about Fantastic Four.
The 37-year-old actress opened up about the 2015 film in an interview with the Television Academy.
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The Josh Trank-directed film, which was widely panned and has a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, featured Kate playing the Invisible Woman.
“I had a horrible experience on Fantastic Four. I’ve never talked about it before. I married one of my costars, so I don’t regret doing that movie at all. But do I wish I had responded differently to certain things? Yes, definitely,” she said of marrying Jamie Bell, who played The Thing.
“The fact of the matter is that my two horrendous experiences with directors were male directors. Have I not gotten along with a female director? Absolutely. And was it not the greatest work experience? Sure. But there was never a time that I felt, ‘This is happening because I’m a woman.’ Where with the male directors, it 100 percent was only happening with me; it was a power dynamic thing. And on both of my bad experiences, the movies were 95 percent men and I was the only woman in the movie.”
She also spoke about it in an interview with Collider.
“I think that the thing that I always go back to on that one is that I think I should have followed my instincts more. Like when my gut was telling me, ‘You probably shouldn’t let that slide, what that person just said,’ or if you’re feeling a certain way about what an energy is like and how that is affecting your performance. You’re being paid to do a certain thing and if something is in the way of that, you have the right to speak up and say, ‘I’m actually not able to do what I am here to do because of X, Y and Z,’” she said.
“I think that speaking up is something that I think that we all probably learn it over and over again, to follow your instincts and if you’re feeling a certain thing that is uneasy or whatever, there’s a reason for it. And I don’t regret doing it at all, but do regret not having stood up for myself. I regret that for sure.”
She also said viewers shouldn’t feel comfortable watching her new series.
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