Kate Mara, who played Sue Storm in the Fantastic Four reboot, is making the rounds at the Toronto Film Festival this week in support of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which has given reporters their first opportunities to ask her about the critically derided box-office flop Fantastic Four since it opened.
Whether it’s true or simply a cunning way to deflect questions, Mara says that she actually hasn’t watched Fantastic Four yet, telling the British Times that she’s “a little bit gun-shy” about watching a film greeted with so much negative reaction. Despite reports that director Josh Trank was abusive to her, however, Mara claims that the shoot wasn’t as bad as the press has made it out to be: “It was a tricky shoot, but you know … When you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.”
Meanwhile, Vulture — who paid tribute to Mara’s awful wig in Fantastic Four — asked Mara at TIFF if she’d read the homage. “I haven’t read that one, shockingly,” she said. “Hilarious. Did he do, like, drinking games? Like, ‘There’s a reshoots wig! There’s not! There’s her real hair!’”
Well, at least she has a sense of humor about it. She’s also perfectly aware of how bad her wig was in the film: “Yeah, I’ve been told,” said Mara, laughing. “Like, how did the wig not match? Yeah. That’s a great question. I wish I had the answer.”
Meanwhile, despite speculation that their might be a sequel to the flop, she doesn’t seem so sure about it. “That’s the thing that makes me most bummed because we have no idea if we’ll ever make another one.”
The sequel speculation is probably going nowhere, so if Mara wants to work with Michael B. Jordan and the man with a cock modeled after a highball glass, she may want to look into remaking Robert Downey, Jr.’s Two Guys and a Girl (but no pizza place).