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  • -Our next guest is an Emmy-nominated actress

  • who executive produces and stars in a new show

  • called "A Teacher," which premieres next Tuesday

  • on FX on Hulu.

  • Here is Kate Mara.

  • Kate, oh, my goodness, it is great to see you.

  • Thank you for doing this.

  • -Thanks for having me.

  • -Every time you come on the show,

  • there's been a new milestone in your life.

  • Two appearances ago, you had just gotten engaged.

  • Then last time, you got married.

  • And now since I last saw you, you had a baby.

  • How's the baby? How's she doing?

  • -Yeah, she's really good.

  • She's 1 1/2 now. -Oh, my gosh.

  • -But I still consider her my baby.

  • But, yeah, she's good.

  • You know, I was very pregnant with her when my show

  • "A Teacher" was, you know, sort of in, like,

  • the very beginning stages,

  • and FX decided when I was eight months pregnant

  • that they would give us the green light.

  • And they were like, you know, "When can you start?"

  • And I was like, "Well, I have this, like, problem.

  • I'm very pregnant."

  • And so they were like, "That's fine.

  • We can wait a few months, but let's start chemistry reads

  • with the boys because we got to figure out

  • who's going to be your match." -Yeah.

  • -I tried to disguise her.

  • I was wearing all black.

  • And most of the guys just pretended

  • that they didn't see my pregnant stomach.

  • They just sort of kept staring at my eyes very intently.

  • And then I did say to one of them afterwards like,

  • "By the way, I am pregnant.

  • I'm not just, you know, bloated."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I had a question about you because I remember reading

  • somewhere that you were into ballet and that you still do it.

  • Are you still into ballet?

  • -Yes, I am. It's one of my escapes during quarantine.

  • I hide in the backyard and do ballet

  • when my kids can't find me.

  • -What does your husband think?

  • Because he is actually -- he is Billy Elliot.

  • So, I mean, does he go like,

  • "Alright, I'll do this with you"?

  • Or what's the --

  • -No, he's become -- He dances every day.

  • -Good. -But he dances --

  • Now that there's kids, he's like -- he dances like a dad.

  • Like, he'll -- I'll be doing my lesson and he'll, like, dance by

  • the screen in the background and you would never know

  • he was Billy Elliot.

  • -That's the best.

  • -If he was going to do something it would have to be...

  • -Perfect. -...months of preparation, yeah.

  • Oh, for our wedding, for example, the most romantic thing

  • he's ever done for me so far was for our wedding.

  • For our dance, I wanted it to be --

  • I wanted to learn a swing dance with him

  • because I love swing dancing. -Yeah.

  • -And it took a lot of convincing 'cause he hates dance lessons.

  • And so he said yes, and we spent about four weeks

  • doing this swing dancing lesson and learning this whole dance,

  • and then literally the week before the wedding,

  • he was pacing around the room.

  • And I said, "What's the matter?"

  • And he was like,

  • "The choreography is just not good enough.

  • We've got to scrap the dance."

  • And I was like, "Okay."

  • So we didn't do it for the wedding.

  • We ended up just, you know,

  • slow-dancing to our favorite Mexican song.

  • -[ Laughs ] He's a perfectionist.

  • He's like, "No, no, this is not going to cut the mustard.

  • I can't be --" -Yeah.

  • -"I'm Billy Elliot in some people's eyes."

  • How's the rest of the family?

  • I know you come from a big football family.

  • Your great-grandfather founded the New York Giants.

  • Your other great-grandfather founded the Steelers.

  • -Mm-hmm.

  • -What's the house like this year during the NFL season?

  • -Well, the Giants are horrible this year.

  • So we're not doing great, but the Steelers are very good.

  • So half the family is happy and half the family's really upset.

  • -I want to talk about your new show.

  • It's called "A Teacher."

  • Can you set up what it's about?

  • It's very interesting.

  • -It's about the complexities and consequences

  • of a predatory teacher/student relationship.

  • -How did you get the story and how did you get to produce,

  • and what was that like for you?

  • -So, years ago, they asked me -- Hannah Fidell, who created it,

  • asked me to be a part of it and asked if I wanted to come on

  • as an executive producer.

  • And I was so excited to be a part of it

  • and to be very creatively a part of it.

  • You know, it was a little -- At first it was a little surreal

  • because as an actor, you don't --

  • or I don't usually see, you know, every single take

  • and every scene and everything, every daily from the beginning,

  • but I do think it helped me --

  • You know, it gave me a thicker skin, I think.

  • -Yeah, I mean, it's another feather in your cap, though.

  • Congrats on that to be a producer.

  • -Thank you.

  • -The show's great. I want to show everyone a clip.

  • Here is Kate Mara in "A Teacher."

  • Take a look.

  • -You okay?

  • -Oh, yeah.

  • Just, um...

  • These guys think this food is free because I work here,

  • but it's whatever.

  • Yeah.

  • -Hey, excuse me.

  • I'm going to also get the milkshakes

  • and the fries as well, so if you could put that on my check.

  • -No problem. -You don't have to do that.

  • -It's okay. I used to work at a restaurant, so I get it.

  • Hey, you, um...

  • You want the other half of my grilled cheese?

  • I ordered way too much food.

  • -Are you sure? -Mm-hmm.

  • It's good.

  • -Thank you.

  • -Kate Mara, "A Teacher" begins streaming

  • November 10th on FX on Hulu.

-Our next guest is an Emmy-nominated actress

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