As the all-new Josh Trank-directed comic reboot Fantastic Four films in Baton Rouge, Kate Mara revealed a few clues about the film. Mara plays Susan “Sue” Storm aka The Invisible Woman.
In a recent interview with Esquire Mexico, Mara graces the cover of their July 2014 issue, chatting about her upcoming role. Thankfully, ComicBookMovies.com did the transcribing for us.
Q: How do you feel being the new Invisible Woman? It’s a big responsibility.
A: I don’t feel more responsibility with this role that I’ve felt with others. I understand that there are many fans of Fantastic Four and I guess they expect a lot from me, but I prefer not to be pressured by that. We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I’m focusing on making her (Susan Storm) as real as possible.
Q: Do you like comics?
A: I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this.
Q: What did you think when the audition for this movie? Were you nervous?
A: I was excited, but I only focused on doing the best I could. I think there are roles you get if that’s what needs to happen. I kept everything in perspective although expected to stay with the paper, because the movie has great actors like Michael B. Jordan (who will be the Human Torch).
Now fans have a completely original film to look forward to! The Fantastic Four reboot also stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell and Reg E. Cathey. After some significant CGI work, the film hits theaters June 19, 2013.