Kate gave an interview to NY Times as part of the Chappaquiddick promotion. On this interview, she also talked for the first time about how was learning about Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct. Check in our gallery the photoshoot, and you can read the full interview below.
Kate Mara isn’t onscreen much in “Chappaquiddick,” John Curran’s account of the maelstrom surrounding July 18, 1969, when Senator Edward M. Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile off a narrow bridge into a pond on the Massachusetts island, leaving the scene and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, who died. And effectively killing his presidential aspirations.
As Kopechne, Ms. Mara was determined to find justice for a campaign aide who, after her death, was reduced by some to a groupie who was having an affair with the married Kennedy, played here by Jason Clarke. (“Chappaquiddick” opens on Friday, April 6.)
“Like a lot of people, I’m fascinated with the Kennedys and their history and their achievements and the tragic stories that follow them,” Ms. Mara said. But she insisted on portraying Kopechne “as the brilliant, hard-working woman that she was and not just some tabloid story.”
It isn’t the first time Ms. Mara’s character has suffered at the hand of politics. As the dogged D.C. reporter Zoe Barnes in “House of Cards,” she slept with the House majority whip, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), who pushed her in front of a train once he was tagged for the vice presidency.
This summer, she’ll play a 1980s New Jersey housewife whose husband works for the Trump organization in FX’s “Pose,” which is currently shooting in New York.
As a snowstorm approached, Ms. Mara, 35 — chatty in bare feet in the downtown Manhattan apartment where she’s living temporarily with her husband, Jamie Bell, and her elderly Boston terrier, Bruno — discussed her harrowing scenes as Kopechne and the recent sexual assault allegations against Mr. Spacey.
Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.
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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.
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Our gallery was updated with the first HQ images of Kate at the BAFTA red carpet. More to come later!
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:
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 the 2017 Guggenheim International Gala made possible by Dior held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Thursday (November 16) in New York City.
Prior to the gala dinner, dancer Daniil Simkin performed an excerpt from his Works & Process at the Guggenheim–commissioned production, Falls the Shadow, featuring costume designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior. Proceeds from the event support the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Check pictures added in our gallery.