What’s the best way to get over an embarrassing situation? Make a joke about it! That way, everyone else will stop taking it so seriously and you’ll show that you don’t care one jolt about what people say. Well, Kate Mara has taken this advice to heart after her appearance in the monumental flop that was Fantastic Four. In fact, she’s once again cracked wise about it during an interview.
Kate Mara was partaking in an interview with Entertainment Tonight alongside her co-stars in The Martian, Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Winter Soldier) and Michael Pena (Ant-Man), when the topic of comic-book movies came up (all three have roles in one, as you know). Mara was quick to joke about how poorly her attempted reboot was received, both financially and critically, insisting humorously:
Kate Mara didn’t stop there though. Because when Sebastian Stan tried to quell the simmering awkwardness that had started to emerge following Mara’s original quote by insisting that he hadn't seen Fantastic Four, Mara decided to add:
Neither did most of the world.
Oh my. The fact that Kate Mara is able to make such brutal jokes about Fantastic Four either proves that she has a really thick skin, or that she gave up the ghost caring about the blockbuster a long, long time ago. Earlier this week, Kate Mara insisted that she’s still not got around to actually watching Fantastic Four, even though it’s now been out for over a month and a half.
Meanwhile, it’s quite clear from Kate Mara’s remarks about The Martian that she rather enjoyed being apart of a film that is gathering acclaim ahead of its theatrical release. The 32-year-old House Of Cards star added that she has "certainly been a part of movies that people are not very thrilled about," so she's delighted about being in a movie now that people love.
Clearly, Fantastic Four was not that. Rumors of discontent and arguments shrouded its entire production, as speculation that director Josh Trank was at war with both the studio and his crew continued to appear. Trank all but confirmed he’d been in dispute with 20th Century Fox on Fantastic Four when the day before it was released he Tweeted his discontent with the finished film, by writing:
A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.
While Fantastic Four has already claimed its place in infamy as a bona-fide flop, The Martian has been touted as stirring sci-fi drama that sees Ridley Scott at his entertaining best. We’ll see if that’s the case when it finally hits cinemas on October 2.