Gone Girl star finds her performance "horrific to watch"

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Photo credit: Neilson Barnard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Neilson Barnard - Getty Images

Avengers star Carrie Coon is, by her own admission, best known for portraying CGI character Proxima Midnight, but she is also known for her role in David Fincher's brilliant Gone Girl.

The film, which also starred Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris, released shortly after Coon started making waves in HBO's The Leftovers.

While the film was critically acclaimed, the actress doesn't look back upon her performance in the film all too fondly.

"I'm one of the actors who feels like I should watch myself 'cause that's how my habits are revealed to me," Coon told The Independent.

Photo credit: Neilson Barnard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Neilson Barnard - Getty Images

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"But when I watch Gone Girl, all I can see is myself making faces. I think I can note my improvement as The Leftovers goes on – I think I get better – but I find my performance in Gone Girl horrific to watch."

The actress was also asked about the whole 'Martin Scorsese vs Marvel' debate – in which the famous director compared the superhero franchise to theme park rides rather than movies.

Perhaps diplomatically, Coon said: "Entertainment serves specific purposes. I sign more autographs for Avengers than I do for all my other projects combined and I was in that movie for 15 minutes. That tells me there's a desire for mythology in a country where there's maybe a spiritual hole.

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Photo credit: HBO

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"I think maybe somebody like Scorsese looks at that and thinks it's reductive, that the good vs evil debate is more nuanced – and I think there's perhaps more room in a Scorsese film for that level of complication. But that doesn't take away from the value of something that's more commercially appealing, and so, there's a place for all of it."

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