Alfonso Cuaron Asked By Reporter What It Was Like Shooting Gravity In Space

Celebrity News Oct. 18, 2013 AT 5:25PM
Alfonso Cuaron attends the premiere of 'Gravity' Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

There is no such thing as a dumb question -- but this is beyond! A video of a TV Azteca reporter asking Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron what it was like to shoot his hit thriller, Gravity, in space has gone viral. 

At an Oct. 16 press conference for the film, the journalist, later identified as comedic talk show reporter Carlos Pérez, asks Cuaron in Spanish, "What were the technical and physical difficulties of filming in space?" He continues, "Was it very difficult? Was it complicated to shoot in space? Did the cameramen get dizzy? I don’t know."

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Cuaron, who initially scratches his head, ultimately replies in good humor, “Well yeah, we took some cameras to the [spacecraft]." He then calmly continues to embellish his tale: "We were there for three and a half months, right? Three and half months in space."

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Meanwhile, Pérez, whose prank spread like wildfire online, took to his Twitter to respond. "Forgive me Twitter for being a professional committed to information," he wrote. "Don't tell me I was the only one who had that doubt."

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and director Alfonso Cuaron on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures' dramatic thriller
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and director Alfonso Cuaron on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures' dramatic thriller "Gravity"
Credit: Warner Bros

With its stunning visuals and acclaimed performances by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, Gravity has grossed over $100 million so far. Read the review.

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