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Kate Mara asks if ‘A Teacher’ deserves forgiveness

Kate Mara asks if ‘A Teacher’ deserves forgiveness

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- In FX's new drama, A Teacher, Kate Mara plays Claire Wilson, a high school advanced placement English instructor who has an affair with her student, Eric Walker (Nick Robinson). Mara said she was interested in exploring how the character could redeem herself. "The big question for me was: Is her behavior worthy of forgiveness?" Mara said during a recent Television Critics Association panel. "It's obviously for the audience to decide and to talk about." Advertisement Show creator Hannah Fidell based A Teacher on her feature film of the same name, from 2013, which also explored the premise of a teacher-student relationship. Fidell, a survivor of sexual assault, said she worked with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network and legal experts to create the co...
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

Entertainment
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have had a baby and named him River, according to a friend.Director Viktor Kossakovsky revealed the news at Zurich Film Festival while promoting new film Gunda, which Phoenix served as executive producer on. Apologising for the actor not being able to be there, Mr Kossakovsky said: "He just got a baby, by the way, his name was... a beautiful son called River, so he cannot promote [the film] right now." Image: River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993 The baby is named after Phoenix's older brother River, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 23.Phoenix, 45, and Mara, 35, have not publicly confirmed the news. ...