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The Space Between Us: Watch Gary Oldman talk about his latest film

Gary Oldman talks about his upcoming movie The Space Between Us, which releases this Friday. The film is about a boy born in space who falls for a girl on Earth.

hollywood Updated: Feb 09, 2017 17:15 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Hollywood actor Gary Oldman, of The Dark Knight fame, plays space pioneer Nathaniel Shepherd in the movie, The Space Between Us.

Hollywood veteran Gary Oldman is back with a space adventure film, The Space Between Us. It hits the theatres this Friday and also stars Hugo’s Asa Butterfield.

In this interview, The Dark Knight actor talks about what inspired him to take up the role of Nathaniel Shepherd, an ambitious pioneer of space travel, what his character is about and the arc it takes. Watch the video:

“First, it was a very good script, I just thought it was unusual, it has a great sort of charm to it, it’s a family movie, it’s a great character. It was a chance to finally work with Peter Chelsom, whom I have known for over 25 years,” Oldman said.

The Space Between Us is about a boy born in space who falls for a girl on Earth.

The actor talked about how he was most excited about his character’s enthusiasm. “When we had first seen Nathaniel, we wanted to see the youthfulness, the drive and the energy of someone that can run genesis, can literally come up with these ideas and materialize. So he wanted to see that drive, the passion and the enthusiasm.”

He added, “Then I had to sort of step back from the company and you see that, not only being outside or only taking a backseat or becoming increasingly more reclusive but the strain of keeping that secret of Gardener has taken its toll on me and its only when they start discussing bringing him back that re-ignites the fight you know in Nathaniel.”

“So, we wanted to just see, he said that look, when you see in or speak, you see it interferes with Richard Branson, It’s like, everything is just possible, it’s in their DNA. It’s like they are just, they are driven they are unstoppable,” he said.

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First Published: Feb 09, 2017 17:15 IST