'Fantastic Four' Star Kate Mara on Lack of Female Superheroes: 'Hopefully That'll Change'

by Meredith B. Kile 6:58 PM PDT, August 03, 2015
Playing 'Fantastic Four' Star Kate Mara on Lack of Female Superheroes: 'Hopefully That'll Change'

Supergirl finally has her own TV show and fans are still clamoring for a Black Widow solo feature, but Fantastic Four star Kate Mara understands that there still aren’t enough female superhero roles in Hollywood.

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The House of Cards alum plays Sue Storm, a.k.a. The Invisible Woman, in the upcoming reboot of the Marvel team-up, alongside Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. Mara told ET that she was thrilled to take on the role and understands its importance to young female comic fans.

"That's very exciting to me," Mara said. "I've got a couple nieces that will hopefully watch this at some point, they're a little young for it now, but that's very exciting, to have little girls be able to see this and see a female superhero."

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Mara went on to explain that it’s not just a lack of superhero roles, male-dominated Hollywood seems to suffer from a lack of meaningful female roles across the board.

"The crazy and sad part about it is that most films that I'm in, or that females are in, there's mostly males in them, so there just aren't enough roles for females in general," she explained. "So, hopefully that'll change."

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