Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller “Gravity” has earned a reputation for its impressive visual effects, but maybe the film’s depiction of space is a little too impressive for one reporter, who asked Cuarón what it was like to film the movie in space.
"What were the technical and human difficulties of filming in space," a reporter from Mexico's TV Azteca asked Cuarón at a Thursday press conference in Mexico City [translated from Spanish by Gawker]. "Was it very difficult, very complicated to film in space? Did the camera operators get sick?"
"Well, yes, we took some cameras there aboard the Soyuz. We were in space for three-and-a-half months," Cuarón responded. "I got really sick during training."
After a video of what happened went viral, news broke that the reporter in question was Carlos “El Capi” Pérez of the comedy talk show "Deberían Estar Trabajando" (which translates to "You Should Be Working"). While El Capi works for a comedy show, it seems he might have been completely serious with his question. On Twitter, he told his detractors that he was simply being “professional” by asking the question.
"Excuse me Twitter for being a professional committed to information. Don't tell me I was the only one who had that doubt,” he tweeted.
Watch a video of the question below. It’s in Spanish, but even if you don’t know the language, you can pinpoint exactly when El Capi asked about filming in space based on Cuarón’s facial expressions.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.