Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week’s release of the actor’s new film, the space thriller “Ad Astra.”
Pitt peppered astronaut Nick Hague with dozens of questions about what life was like in space. He interviewed Hague from Washington via a transmission line from NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston.
“Most important question: Who controls the jam box?” Pitt asked, referring to the space station’s music.
“We have a rotating playlist, we take turns. And it’s nice because we have the international flair as well,” Hague replied. “Getting to hear some traditional music from Russia over dinner is a nice change, exposure.”
Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father, confronting a mystery along the way that threatens humanity’s existence back on Earth.
“How’d we do? How was our zero-G?” Pitt asked Hague about the performance in the movie.
“I got to tell you, it was really good,” said Hague, six months into his own 6.5-month mission. “The depictions, the settings all as you can tell look very similar to the type of setting I’ve got around me. I got to imagine it was a lot easier for me to kind of enjoy the zero-G than it was you,” he added, flipping in weightlessness.
After asking questions Pitt said he had one last question “and I need to call on your expertise.”
“Who was more believable, Clooney or Pitt?” the actor asked, referring to George Clooney, a good friend who played an astronaut in the 2013 film “Gravity” and has starred with Pitt in a number of other films.
“You were, absolutely,” Hague replied.
Source(s): Reuters ,AP