THE RUNNING MAN
Steven Strait talks responsibility and zero-g sex
Holden reluctantly gets pulled into this adventure. How would you describe him?
Holden is this rogue ship captain, who finds himself in this incredibly complicated situation. He’s very protective over his personal freedom. He’s always on the run. He’s spent his life not wanting the responsibility of others. He’s flawed and over-emotional at times, but incredibly well-intentioned.
What’s the dynamic between Holden and Miller once their worlds collide?
Miller is investigating a person who is missing, who happened to have been on that ship that we got the distress call from. By circumstance, we are on the same hunt, but for different reasons. At this point, they don’t know each other. Miller has good intentions and the world has beaten him down over the years. When you first meet Holden, he might be at the beginning of becoming a little jaded. On a certain level, they connect within the realm of that struggle. On a very human level, the two of them have a lot in common.
What was one of the challenges of having sex in zero gravity?
A couple of months before, I had injured my ribs. The harness we were using, because we don’t have any clothes on, sits really low so that the camera wouldn’t capture it on the shoulders. It was uncomfortable with just my weight laying on my ribs for that scene. The actress I was working with was a good sport about it and was super-cool. It really works. It’s another piece of trying to show the reality of the way people actually live in this futuristic setting.