Kate Mara and Jamie Bell have got married. Although many details about their wedding are being kept under wraps, Mara's publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed to USA Today that the Fantastic Four co-stars tied the knot over the weekend in Los Angeles.
On Monday, the newlyweds confirmed the news as well. They both shared a photo on their social media accounts that was taken at the ceremony. The photo, with blurry lights and smoke all around them, features the happy couple smooching. Mara captioned the sweet and tender photo: “Nuptials.” Bell added the caption, “Mr. and Mrs. B.”
A common misconception is that Mara and Bell first met on the set Fantastic Four — she portraying Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman and he portraying Ben Grimm/The Thing; however, the two thespians met many years before that during a steamy audition. While appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in May, Mara explained (via US Magazine) to the show’s host:
“We didn't meet on Fantastic Four. We met like 10 years before. We did a screen test together and we had to kiss and it was very — I had to kiss many guys that day for the screen test.”
Another misconception is that Mara and Bell fell for each other while working on director Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox’s box office disaster; however, the sparks didn’t fly between them until after the shoot. "We fell in love on the press tour," Mara shared with Cohen.
This is Mara’s first marriage. Before dating Bell, she was in a serious relationship with Max Minghella — who co-starred in The Social Network with Kate’s equally-famous sister, Rooney — from 2010-2014. For Bell, this is his second marriage. He was previously married to Evan Rachel Wood, best known as Dolores in HBO’s Westworld. Though their marriage only lasted 19 months, they have a child together. Their son was born in July 2013.
As for Fantastic Four, even though Mara would “love” to work on a sequel, Fox has made no clear plans after it's massive box office and critical failure. According to the latest rumor, the next film based on Marvel's longest running comic book series (a.k.a. “The Greatest Comic in the World”) is going to be kid-friendly. Supposedly, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author, Seth Grahame-Smith, has already penned a script, and it focuses on Reed Richards and Susan Storm’s children: Franklin and Valeria.
Source: USA Today