Sites like Mashable thrive on being able to spoil as many things as possible about films in an attempt to be the first to reveal something. Take their new interview with Pom Klementieff for example. The young actress, who is playing Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, likely seemed like an easy target for them and they attempt to get her to slip up and reveal something in one of the more absurd examples of someone being press-ganged.
Watch as she tries to give little hints and how well they exploit her willingness to talk... I'll give you a hint, it's to the point where Marvel has to step in and tell them to stop...
What separates her from everyone else? What does she do differently?
There's something more strange, maybe. She comes from a different world and she's less ... I don't know. There's like something less sexual, I would say. Or more awkward, yeah?
So, she's like an awkward sort of presence? Is that why she gets along with Drax?
Yeah, I think so. [Laughs] They're a little bit off, you know?
Is there any romantic dynamic between her and Drax?
You'll see! You'll see!
Who's her family? Does she have parents? Is she like an adopted sort of daughter of Kurt Russell's character?
Um— [Publicist: "We don't want to get into too much of that."]
They try it again near the end of the interview, but the now sagacious actress is willing to shut them down herself...
What's your character's greatest strength and greatest weakness?
Oh my god. [Laughs] Greatest strength? It's her power to be able to read people and to change them, and her weakness, maybe, would be the past. And what she accepted for a long time in her past.
She's haunted by her past?
I mean, haunted, we all have fucked up things that happened to us in the past, but we just go with it, you know?
With her powers to not only read but manipulate emotion, does she have her own agenda in like, manipulating the other characters?
Hmmm. [Laughs] I don't want to give too much.
Christ on a cracker. Hey Mashable, why don't you go shake down the guy playing Taserface, he'd probably love to talk to you. Leave Pom alone!