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‘Passengers’: JLaw and Pratt heat up the screen in new sci-fi film

Remember that time when Katniss Everdeen and Starlord met in the deepest reaches of the galaxy and fell in love? No. Are you sure? Wait, nope wrong movies. Well, guess what that movie is coming to us later this year?

This week Lawrence and Pratt attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote their upcoming film, Passengers. The futuristic romance also stars Martin Sheen as a robotic bartender and the only source of “human” interaction for Pratt’s character, Jim.

Jim and Lawrence’s character, Aurora (yep, sorta like Sleeping Beauty in more ways than one, wait for it), spend nearly 30 years in suspended animation on a ship bound for another 90 years of space travel. The duo awake nearly a century ahead of schedule, and instead of joining the other passengers still slumbering, the duo make the most of their time together aboard the ship.

They venture the ship and eventually fall into a steamy, hot love affair. While doing press in Vegas, Pratt remarked that Passengers was his favorite script that he’d ever read. Earlier this year, Lawrence commented on her level of comfort with some of the sexier scenes. She was uncomfortable with the intimacy of it all given the fact that her co-star is a married man.

Initially, I scoffed when I heard her comments. Like, seriously, JLaw it’s called acting. Kiss the man, already. Thinking further on it, you have to remember how actors and actresses are tasked with immersing themselves fully into these characters and becoming these fictional people for months or even years at a time. Portraying emotions, sometimes it’s uncertain where you end and where the character starts.

There’s that, and then the fact that sex scenes are shot on sets crowded with filming crews. Actors have to stay in character and simulate this highly intimate act. They have to take something totally awkward and bring the heat.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Katniss JLaw and Chris Pratt on the big screen together for the first time ever? Hit the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Passengers hits theaters December 21, 2016


Cort Robinson

A lover of words and moving pictures, I'm a fangirl from way back. Seriously—I grew up watching Daytime TV from my granny's knee. It was Knots Landing over Dynasty, and BtVS over pretty much everything else. I watch entirely too much television and am quite happy sitting in an empty movie theater on a rainy day. And if we’re talking bromances, there's no bromance quite like the Winchesters. Cort has been writing since she can remember and podcasting for nearly 10 years with @bradzb. Be sure to check us out our "Brad and Cort Talk" interviews and recaps. Also, join in the conversation over at our "Brad and Cort Talk" FB group.

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