Britt Robertson & Asa Butterfield talk about “The Space Between Us” and our future in Mars. The young and talented actors generously took the time recently to talk about starring in ‘The Space Between Us’ during a roundtable interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca (click play on the video below).
Britt Robertson & Asa Butterfield talk romance in ” The Space Between Us”
Among other things, the actor and actress discussed how they were both drawn to the story and characters’ originality and if they share any personal traits with their characters. They also talked about all the science and space information they learned and that impacted them the most, and about the future of humans in Mars. Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield also talked feelings and opinions about a love scene they shot in the movie that caused some sort of debate since in the movie Butterfield is a 16-year-old (Gardner Elliot) and Robertson a high school student. The actor and actress also shared what are the things they are dying to experience for the first time in their life.
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.
While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.
Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe
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The Space Between Us [Trailer]
We also invite you to pay real close attention to the beautiful soundtracks in the movie, it features artists Ingrid Michaelson, James Bay, Crystal Fighters And Original Music By Andrew Lockington. Sony Music Masterworks has released THE SPACE BETWEEN US – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and physically on CD. The album will also release on vinyl at a later date. The album features original songs by Ingrid Michaelson and the movie’s original score by Andrew Lockington (SAN ANDREAS, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS). The score was comprised of orchestral elements and salvaged items from junk yards to create unique sounds catered to the film’s story. This process of “upcycling” was in line with the film’s message about celebrating the beauty of our planet.
“I loved working with Peter [Chelsom, the director] and Richard [Lewis, producer]. They had a real vision as to what they wanted but also allowed me lots of freedom within that vision. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the movie from such an early stage,” remarks Ingrid Michaelson.
“Peter Chelsom [the director] and I wanted to build upon Gardner’s experience in the film of finding wonder and amazement in daily things those of us born here take for granted,” comments Lockington. “In that same way, I set upon finding music in things that I’d so often overlooked. I starting listening to the world in a different way, and in doing so realized that there are extraordinary sounds all around us each day that can be musical if we use them in a musical way.”
When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t with stand Earth’s atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
“One example was these old ice cream dishes,” continues Lockington. “Michael, my sound design partner in crime, and I grouped together a whole bunch of these metal dishes and began experimenting with bowing them and hitting hem with different mallets. They were never pitched in the usual equal tempered way, but I realized if I played patterns using their unique pitches it became a musical motif that could be built upon. It was like finding music between the notes, between the c’s and c#’s. Peter kept encouraging me to go in this direction often reminding me that beauty is always found in the most unexpected and strange places.”
About Ingrid Michaelson:
For the last decade, New York native singer-songwriter, Ingrid Michaelson, has produced indie-folk hits like “You and I” and “The Way I Am” and consistently released albums every couple years. Her music has crossed over to the mainstream audience with later hits “Girls Chase Boys” & “Hell No.” She has also lent her voice to multiple soundtracks including, Sex & The City, Hope Springs, House Bunny, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, Grey’s Anatomy, and more, carrying indie music to mainstream success.