One thing that has always bugged me about certain interviews, is that the interviewer makes the interview more about themselves than their guests.
I've seen and heard it happen dozens of times on various podcasts, radio shows (of course), morning shows (of course), websites and video.
So I'm not really surprised by what happened in the above interview where the cast of the Fantastic Four participated in a really awkward (I can think of a different a-word, though) interview with Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 Morning Show.
The guys asking the questions actually bring up the fact that Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara are brother and sister in the movie - and get this - and ask, "How does that happen?" They even go so far and point out they are black and white (no, really?) and question, "How does that happen?" Wow. It's pretty obvious, isn't it?
Credit goes to the cast for not flying off the handle, as Michael B. Jordan replies "we're brother and sister" and "we were raised as brother and sister."
The trainwreck interview continues as Kata Mara is actually questioned why she cut her hair: “You're way way hot. Why’d you cut your hair?”
"I'm sorry. I know you don't like it. I can tell," Mara responded.
"Your hair was beautiful."
"This is a great interview,” Mara said. “They asked me to [cut my hair for another movie]. I’m an actress. I have to be a chameleon.”
One of the radio personalities then went on to talk about Mara's toes (yeah, yikes, lol).
One worthy tidbit that came out of the interview is that the cast of the Fantastic Four hasn't seen the complete movie, yet, as the interview took place before the movie's Red Carpet premiere in NYC on August 4th.
The radio station sent Buzz Feed the following when questioned about the interview:
“Absolutely not! That’s not mine or the show’s thing. Look, not a huge fan of these controlled 5-7 minute interview junkets they run in the first place but I was curious about the brother and sister thing. You have a white sister and black brother wouldn’t you want to know how that happened? I did. The other Fantastic Four franchises explain the relationship so I figured with this new hipster version they’d have some different backstory.
My partner’s (Southside Steve) conversation about Kate’s hair is something that came up while Michael B Jordan took a phone call so I think they were kind of just going back forth in a playful way. As for him complimenting her toes and why people are upset about that…sorry…no idea. Steve likes girl’s toes. People should be appreciative when they get complimented. Those that are upset on Twitter I guess don’t get enough of them. Who knows?”
Fantastic Four has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank from a screenplay by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank; produced by Matthew Vaughn, Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar and Gregory Goodman; starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.
FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Fantastic Four Trailer: