Luciana   December 19th, 2013  

The January issue of Empire Magazine has 2 pages on their ‘Oscar Special’ featuring Gravity, and you can find scans up in the gallery:

The two actors were in fact very rarely together on stage, given Cuaro?n’s strictly pre-vized, physically restrictive, virtual- environment approach. “In some instances there was no George!” the director reveals — even when on screen Ryan was with his Matt Kowalski. “But we tried to adapt the technology for them to be together, [especially when] it was about eyes, them looking at each other. But physically there is only so far you can move bodies before they feel uncomfortable and you feel the strain and the gravity. We’d say, ‘Well you have to understand, Sandra, that George’s face is not going to be here, it’s going to be here.’ Even in the moments they were together there was all this kind of abstraction. What we did was rehearse the chemistry first so they got it and were just trying to replicate it through the whole thing.”

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