One Avengers: Infinity War Actor Explains How She Didn’t Know About The Ending

Proxima Midnight in a poster

Major spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. If you haven't seen it yet, look away!

It's no secret that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a very secretive place. A ton of money, anticipation, and planning goes into each new blockbuster, so Disney and the studio are hoping to keep films' secrets until they finally arrive in theaters. No movie was quite as high stakes as Avengers: Infinity War, which combined 18 movies and a decade of filmmaking into one explosive ensemble project. There was a ton of conversation around just how secret the film's contents were, with many actors not being given much information besides their own scenes. This was certainly the case for actress Carrie Coon, who played Black Order villain Proxima Midnight. While she was involved in a ton of big scenes, it turns out Coon didn't know about Thanos' finger snap, and the myriad character deaths that followed. When asked about the big twist, she said:

I didn't know that. They keep the story under wraps, even when you're working on it. I wouldn't have even known to ask [about how it ends]. I was just doing what they told me to do, acting with my video screen. But isn't that strange?

Despite being onset for some major character deaths and interacting with the majority of the MCU's heroes, Carrie Coon wasn't privy to every secret hidden up the Russo Brothers' sleeves. Instead, Coon could sit in horror like the rest of us as half of the galaxy's inhabitants were killed with the snap of a finger.

Carrie Coon's comments seem to indicate that the Leftovers and Gone Girl actress isn't quite as nerdy as the rest of us. Rather than trying to gather any information from her time onset in Infinity War, she simply did her scenes as Proxima Midnight and didn't ask questions. But considering how tight security is on these projects, that's probably the right call.

There is a certain irony that Carrie Coon had a role in Infinity War, especially considering her role in HBO's The Leftovers. That show focused on a world where 2% of the world's population mysteriously disappears. Thanos was able to take out 48% more people during his snap, but it's strange to see those two narratives colliding. In the same conversation with EW, the actress referenced how doom seems to follows her characters, saying:

You know, in The Leftovers and Fargo, technology didn't work for either character [of mine]. And now we have this disappearance. So... I don't know what the universe is conspiring for me.

While Carrie Coon's character don't always get a happy ending, the actress has managed to get involved in some truly exciting movie and TV shows throughout the years. Now the question is: what's next?

Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.