Last week Kate visited Jimmy Fallon as part of the Chappaquiddick promotional tour. You can find an excerpt of her interview below, also some promotional images in our gallery.
She spoke to the magazine about her desire to help create conversations among people.
“I feel a moral obligation to make things that somehow create conversations among people. I think that is the whole point of art anyway, whether it is film or a painting, or whatever, to bring people together and to talk. I’ve done quite a few political projects, but to me it doesn’t have to be, it can be emotional in a lot of ways. Right now with this new series [Pose] Ryan Murphy is breaking a lot of ground with an amazing trans cast that really does reflect that conversation of what’s happening in today’s world.”
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Kate started this week to promote Chappaquiddick, the film directed by John Curran and starred by Jason Clarke and Kate Mara, that revisits the 1969 Ted Kennedy scandal.
On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts’ Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy — and ultimately changes the course of presidential history.
During the premiere (held on Wednesday in Los Angeles), Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios CEO and co-founder and executive producer of the film, said some powerful people pressured studio not to release it. “Unfortunately, there are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie. They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way. I made it very clear that I’m not about the right, I’m not about the left. I’m about the truth.”
Kate said to Variety she was more concerned with showing that Kopechne was more than what the 1969 articles that Mara read depicted her to be. The actress was also worried about how Kopechne’s family would receive the film. According to Mara, it was important “to make sure we show her in a way that is respectable and that honors her in some small way.”
Our gallery was updated with pictures from the premiere and after party, and also from the visit Kate and Jason did to SiriusXM on Monday.
Our gallery was updated with the first HQ images of Kate at the BAFTA red carpet. More to come later!
Kate attended this afternoon the BAFTA Awards Nominees Party, and earlier the Burberry show during London Fashion Week. We have some pictures added in our gallery.
Kate attended the Pose panel at the TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, California this Friday (Jan 5). She plays Patty in FX’s anticipated TV series and was joined by her co-stars including Evan Peters, James Van Der Beek, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, MJ Rodriguez and Dominique Jackson.
During the panel, Ryan Murphy opened up about the importance of the series.
“Now is the time to tell this story, about this group of people who, sadly are more and more disenfranchised and cut off. We want to celebrate them…The timing of this show is very important.”
Set in 1980s New York, Pose looks at the concurrent rise of Trump-era downtown social and literary scene and ball culture worlds. The show will air on FX later this year.
Check pics of the panel in our gallery:
FX ordered Pose, the Ryan Murphy’s new dance-musical drama to series.
Set in 1986, the series takes on the rise of Donald Trump-style superwealth, the denizens of downtown (including the literary scene) and the underground LGBT subculture known as ball culture.
The series’ cast includes James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Billy Porter (Broadway’s Kinky Boots), Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Evan Peters (American Horror Story).
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), who’d previously been announced as taking part in the series, has exited the production, TVLine has confirmed. Her role, a modern dance teacher who “takes a special interest in the talent of Damon” (played by Ryan Jamaal Swain), has been rewritten as a 50-year-old African-American woman and recast with Charlayne Woodard (The Leftovers).
via TV Line
After last year’s Jackie, another drama depicting a Kennedy family incident came to Toronto International Film Festival this fall. Chappaquiddick, directed by John Curran (Tracks, The Killer Inside Me), stars Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan and Taylor Nichols. It follows the infamous 1969 event in which a car went off a Massachusetts bridge, leading to the death of his campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne, and a cover-up ensued. Ahead of a release in April, the first trailer and poster has now landed.
Nearly five decades ago, on July 18, 1969, a car went off the Dike Bridge on the island of Chappaquiddick. The driver, Ted Kennedy escaped. His 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. An upcoming movie, Chappaquiddick, attempts to tell the story of what happened that night and why it took Kennedy some ten hours to report the accident to the local Edgartown police.
Jamie Bell and Kate Mara cozy up on the red carpet as they arrive at the Museum of the Moving Image’s Salute to Annette Bening on Wednesday night (December 13) in New York City.
The cute couple were joined at the event by the night’s honoree Annette Bening and her husband Warren Beatty along with Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet. Check pictures in our gallery.
Kate attended today the British Independent Film Awards, that was held at Old Billingsgate in London, England. She was supporting husband Jamie Bell, nominated as Best Actor for his work in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Check the HQ images added in our gallery.