Kate Mara has officially been cast as the new Sue Storm/Invisible Girl in the reboot of Marvel’s classic superhero franchise ‘The Fantastic Four.’ Read below to find out five things you probably didn’t know about your next super leading lady!
The announcement of Kate Mara being cast as the new Sue Storm/Invisible Girl in the reboot of Marvel’s superhero movie Fantastic Four has caused quite a buzz. Fans of the franchise are clamoring to find out all they need to know about the cast — especially Kate!
Kate Mara — 5 Things To Know About ‘Fantastic Four’ Star
1. Rooney Mara Is Kate’s Little Sister
Rooney made it big when she starred in the gothic suspense thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo back in 2011. In an interview with Vulture on Feb. 9, Kate commented she and Rooney’s similarities, saying, “I think we sound remarkably alike … The voice is always something that takes me back, because I feel like I’m listening to myself.”
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2. Kate Played Heath Ledger’s Daughter In Brokeback Mountain
Kate was only four years younger than Heath at the time, and was said to have been nervous about the age difference and the believability of her role as his daughter, according to Elle.
3. Kate’s Great Grandfathers Started The New York Giants And Pittsburg Steelers NFL Teams
Kate is football royalty! The new Sue Storm is the great-granddaughter of the first owner of the New York Giants, Tim Mara, on her father’s side, and Art Rooney Sr. — the original Pittsburgh Steelers owner — on her mother’s side.
4. Kate Is A New York University Graduate
Mara was accepted into NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of The Arts to study musical theater. Additionally, she graduated from her local high school, Fox Lane, an entire year early! Sounds like one smart cookie.
5. Kate Has A Starring Role In House of Cards
Kate has a somewhat villainous role on the insanely popular Neflix series. She plays a reporter named Zoe Barnes who sleeps with the married Congressman Frank Underwood, who is played by Kevin Spacey.
What do you think about Kate, HollywoodLifers? Is she a good choice for Sue Storm?
— Bryant Perkins