"It was sort of the straw that broke the camel’s back," Johansson said of losing out on Alfonso Cuarón's 2013 space drama. "Like, ‘Am I doing the right job?'"
“The whole room was spinning; it was like I was in a womb," the director said. "I was so happy.”
While reviewing recent space films like "Interstellar" and "Ad Astra," NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield ripped into Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar winner.
Guillermo del Toro shared a story on social media about Cuarón sticking to his guns while making his 2013 Oscar winner.
They like "Apollo 13" and "The Martian," though.
The director considers "2001: A Space Odyssey" to be one of his favorite films, but he knew better than to watch it before starting "Gravity."
Modern sci-fi stories put women in bold and essential roles, before stripping them down to outdated paradigms that belong in another universe.
"Hollywood had convinced me that no one would want to hire me as a film director and I believed that," the filmmaker said.
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