Reporter Asks 'Gravity' Director Alfonso Cuaron What It's Like to Film in Space (Video)
3:17 PM PDT 10/17/2013 by John Hecht
The helmer initially responds by scratching his head.
MEXICO CITY -- A video has gone viral in which a TV Azteca reporter asks Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron about the technical and human difficulties of shooting the thriller Gravity in space.
The question, asked at a Thursday Mexico City news conference in jest, certainly amused Cuaron, who flashed a wide grin as he searched for an answer.
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"Yes, we took cameras to the [spacecraft]," he said. "We were in space for three and a half months. I got really dizzy while rehearsing."
The journalist has since been revealed as Carlos "El Capi" Perez, a field reporter for the comedic talk show Deberían Estar Trabajando (You Should Be Working).
Perez later left the following comment on his Twitter account: "Forgive me Twitter for being a professional committed to information."
Gravity has received worldwide praise for its cutting-edge cinematography and special effects.