Get­ting jeal­ous of Bey­oncé in space

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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.

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