With Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum’s new film Passengers opening this week, I recently sat down with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt to talk about the film. During the interview they talked about why they wanted to be part of this project, which of the amazing practical sets they’d like to have at home, filming the pool sequence when the ship loses gravity, and who would win in a fight between Mystique and Star-Lord.
If you’re not familiar with Passengers, the film is a rarity in Hollywood: a bona fide 100% original sci-fi story. Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts penned the script years ago, and after a few different permutations, the movie finally came together with Lawrence and Pratt in the lead roles. The story takes place on a luxury spaceship bound for a human colony that’s 120 years away. Given the length of the journey, the 5,000 passengers are put into hypersleep, but when two of the passengers are mysteriously awakened 90 years too early, they strike up a relationship and quickly become the ship’s only hope of recovering from a serious malfunction. The film also stars Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia, and Laurence Fishburne.
Check out what Lawrence and Pratt had to say in the interview above and look for more Passengers interviews all week. You can also watch the Passengers trailer by clicking here.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt:
- Who would win a fight between Mystique and Star-Lord?
- With how much they get offered, what was it about Jon Spaihts script that made them want to do this movie?
- Which of the amazing practical sets would they like to have at home?
- Jennifer talks about filming the pool sequence when the ship loses gravity.