Kate Mara On How ‘A Teacher’ Challenges Double Standards Of Predators

Kate Mara has an important story to tell with “A Teacher”.

Mara and her co-star Hannah Fidell recently appeared on Global TV‘s “Tamron Hall” to discuss their new miniseries. Mara plays Claire Wilson, an English teacher who has an affair with an 18-year-old student, Eric Walker.

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“I think this show sort of opens those questions up to people, to sort of see how you react as an audience member, really thinking to yourself, ‘Would I react this way if it were a male teacher or would I have different judgements on them?’ I think it’s probably – maybe people have different responses to that, I don’t know,” Mara said.

“It’s been interesting because a lot of people have asked me, you know, ‘Were you concerned about playing this role? Did it take you a long time to decide whether or not to play her?’ and I don’t,” she continued. “I could be wrong but I feel like that question maybe isn’t asked all that often to — you could think of a great male character on a very controversial show, you know, Tony Soprano. I find that interesting that people want to ask me if I thought that somehow it was a problem to make believe that you’re someone.”

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“Tamron Hall” airs Tuesdays to Saturdays on Global TV.

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