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George Clooney Changed The Storyline of 'Midnight Sky' After Learning of Felicity Jones' Pregnancy

George Clooney Changed The Storyline of 'Midnight Sky' After Learning of Felicity Jones' Pregnancy

After Felicity Jones revealed that she was expecting her first child to George Clooney, he made a change to The Midnight Sky script.

Speaking in a new interview with Empire magazine (via), George opened up about the change and how it actually made the story even better.

“About three or four weeks into shooting, I got a call from Felicity,” he recalled. “We started shooting the Iceland parts in October of last year, and we were going to shoot the space parts in January. She calls me and goes, ‘Uhhh, I’m pregnant’. I was like, ‘Oh, sh-t! You’re kidding!’”

George went on, explaining he had a couple of options on what to do next.

“The first thing we tried to do was shoot her and just do head replacement. Meaning we shoot each scene with her three times: once with her, once with a body double, and once with nothing in it. But we started looking at it and thought, ‘She’s not comfortable in this sort of thing’,” he says. “There’s already enough space stuff, on wires and things. None of us felt comfortable putting her in any kind of position of stress.”

George added, “Then it was really simply sitting down and going, ‘Okay, so, you know, people have sex! They’re going to be in space for a long time and she’s pregnant’.”

“I think it ends up adding to the story, in a way. It makes it kind of beautiful by the end.”

The Midnight Sky will debut on Netflix in December. You can see the first look pics here!

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