- Carrie Coon played Ben Affleck’s sister in the 2014 film Gone.
- In a new interview, Kuhn said her role in the film is “terrible to watch.”
- Kuhn said that when she watches the movie, all she sees is that she “makes faces.”
Actress Carrie Coon said The Independent that she’s struggling to watch her performance as Ben Affleck’s sister in the 2014 crime thriller Gone.
The 40-year-old woman told the publication that she is one of those actors who feel obligated to re-watch their performances because this is how she reveals her “habits” on camera. Kuhn said that when she revisits herself on the HBO drama The Leftovers, she can see her performances improve as the show evolves. But she said that when she watches Girl Gone, all she sees is that she is making faces.
“I think I can see my improvement as Ostatkov continues – I think I’m getting better – but I’m horrified to watch my performance in Girl Gone,” she said.
While Kuhn said it was difficult for her to watch her performance in Girl Gone, she also thanked the film’s director David Fincher for improving the quality of her future performances, especially in The Remnants. She filmed the first episode of the show before joining the production of “Gone Girl”.
“I shot the pilot and then went to David Fincher’s Film School,” she said. “There were actually a lot of words about being on set and working on the camera that I didn’t know. David and Ben told me why they do what they do when I needed to stay put, and how much food to eat on camera when you’re going to do 80 takes. “
Kuhn later told the publication that she struggled to shake off the character after the popularity of HBO’s The Remnants. In the series, Kun plays Nora, a grieving widow who lost her entire family in a mysterious supernatural event that led to the disappearance of 2% of the world’s population.
“Now I get a lot of scripts about dead or missing children and I think to myself,“ You’ve seen me making all these faces before – can I do anything else? “- she said.
“I’m looking forward to the moment when the female hero’s story opens up into something that doesn’t just impose the female journey on the male structure.”
Kuhn has since joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She played the villainess Proxima Midnight in the Avengers: Infinity War record holder – a role she told The Independent she found “challenging.” Kuhn also defended the importance of Marvel superhero films when asked about Martin Scorsese’s criticism of the MCU. During the 2019 interview with Empire magazineScorsese likened Marvel movies to theme park rides.
“Entertainment serves a specific purpose,” Kuhn said. “I sign more autographs for The Avengers than all of my other projects combined, and I was in this movie for 15 minutes. This tells me that in a country where there may be a spiritual hole, there is a longing for mythology. films are the equivalent of what the Greek and Roman gods did: they are mythological narratives that are ultimately morally instructive. “