In April of last year, it was announced that actress Kate Mara was joining the cast of “Iron Man 2,” but details beyond that initial revelation were entirely up in the air. Speculation ran rampant that she’d play an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Samuel L. Jackson’s role of Nick Fury or perhaps even Bethany Cabe, a girlfriend and ally of Tony Stark’s in the comic books.
With the cat still in the bag regarding Mara’s role, MTV News couldn’t help but ask the actress about her specific involvement in the “Iron Man” sequel during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. According to the actress, rumors that she’ll play Bethany Cabe are entirely untrue.
“Not that I know of,” she replied when asked if she was playing Cabe. “I don’t know how that started. Maybe because Bethany Cabe has red hair in the comic books and they thought, well, I have red hair. I don’t know, but I don’t play her.”
In fact, it’s likely that Mara’s role isn’t much more than a simple cameo — after all, the actress is only in one scene of “Iron Man 2.”
“It’s a very small part,” she said. “I’m only in one scene, so I don’t know, I don’t want to tell you anything — go see it! Hopefully I’m still in it!”