Watch: Kate Mara discusses “horrible” experience on Fantastic Four
Kate Mara wishes she had been able to stand up for herself more during her time making the critically panned superhero movie Fantastic Four.
Mara played Sue Storm — aka The Invisible Woman — in the 2015 movie, alongside Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.
Earlier this month, Mara told Emmy Magazine she had a “horrible experience” on the film.
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The 37-year-old star has now spoken further to Collider and revealed she should have “followed my instincts more” rather than letting comments and actions slide on set of the Josh Trank film.
She added: “It was such a big movie and again, usually — except in this case — when you’re in a big superhero movie they usually do incredibly well, like almost always.
“So even if it’s challenging, or this or that, or not everything’s perfect, it’s probably good for you to do it.
“That was sort of what I was being told and also was telling myself. And I don’t regret doing it at all, but do regret not having stood up for myself. I regret that for sure.”
The actor said she learned the value of “speaking up” as a result of the movie and that it has helped her learn to talk and share experiences with others in the profession before taking a job.
“I’m a pretty tough person and I really do advocate for myself,” said Mara.
“Granted, this was a few years ago and maybe this situation was different, but if I was in that situation today, it just wouldn’t have happened or it just would have been a different environment I think.”
Audiences largely stayed away too and the movie made just $168m (£128m) from a budget of around $120m (£91m), torpedoing any hope of a sequel.
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Cast members including Mara and Miles Teller, though, suggested they’d be willing to work together again if the studio were prepared to give it a go.
20th Century Fox has since been bought by Disney, meaning the Fantastic Four’s next screen appearance will almost certainly be in a rebooted form as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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