Getting jealous of Beyoncé in space
people, would minimize more qualifying human attributes.
For “Counterpart,” an upcoming espionage-themed thriller Tyldum shot for Starz, the filmmaker reveals one of the leads is gay “for no other reason than that person is gay.”
“It’s not made an issue,” he adds. “He just happens to be gay.”
Conversations with his stepdaughter led to him underplaying the gay character’s sexuality both in “Imitation Game” and “Counterpart.” The sex in “Passengers,” on the other hand, builds upon Pratt and Lawrence’s chemistry. Hypothetically, could a movie this blockbustersized involve two queer lovers in space?
“I think that that will come sooner than we think,” he says. “But there’s always going to be the challenge that the more an audience can identify with the character — there’s a bigger group of heterosexuals than gay people, but I think we’ll be seeing more and more.”
Meanwhile, you decide if “Passengers” benefits from a hetero sex scene and — bonus! — two shots of Pratt’s bare bottom. Lawrence relishes the fact that “we could just keep diving in” — no, she wasn’t exactly Jennifer Lawrence (l) and Chris Pratt (r) star in ‘Passengers,’ opening in Atlanta and theaters nationwide Dec. 23. (Photo courtesy Sony Pictures) talking about sexy time with Pratt. She was referring to the “original script.”
“It’s really rare that you get to be so intimate with filmmaking,” she says, not meaning “intimate” in the way most of us do when we refer to Chris Pratt. “It’s normally an ensemble. I’ve never worked with so few actors before. I was very excited to be stuck in space in Atlanta with them.”
Shot on a 1,000-foot-tall, four-story concourse adorned with eight miles of LED lights, Pratt likens the confined set to a stage play, and says, “It did feel more intimate than anything I’ve ever done.”
What other celebrity would they be keen on sharing such close quarters with?
“Oprah! Beyoncé!” Lawrence blurts. “No, I’d get jealous of Beyoncé after a while and, like, probably rip her hair out.”
Pratt, on the other end, wants “someone really funny.”
“Well, my wife (Anna Faris) is famous, so I’m gonna say, of course my wife. I would take my wife. But I would try to do someone really funny, maybe like George Carlin.”
Unless, of course, you know any famous gay plumbers.