- [adult swim] fan
here this is make up for that last shitty fanart
This Mr. Pickles fanart is cute! <3 (Psst, I’m an animator for the show.)
Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, and Emily Blunt for Portofino, A Sparkle to the Wrist.
You’re not the only one! Director Danny Boyle was repeatedly asked about the lack of sex in space. He said that early script drafts included a sex scene between Cassie and Capa, but at the end of the day he felt that sex in space wouldn’t work. :( Lots of stuff about this online and on wikipedia. Here are a couple of Boyle quotes about space sex ban:
The hero is a sensitive, zealous physicist called Capa (played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy). Pretty technician Cassie (Rose Byrne) does her best to get his attention, but it’s the sun he is dazzled by and she just can’t compete with that greedy, gorgeous yellow orb. Sunshine is almost oppressively sensuous, yet sex doesn’t figure in this film. "We tried to put sex in, believe me!" says Boyle. "We had a great scene planned between Capa and Cassie. In the oxygen garden. It would have looked great!" He shakes himself from the reverie. “But no. Sex in space just doesn’t work.” (X)
“There’s very few films that show relationships in space, like romance of any kind, which is an obvious thing with a young cast like this—Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne. You think it would develop romantically. We tried it, we wrote some stuff, and it was just embarrassing. In 2010, the sequel to 2001, there’s a relationship, and it doesn’t really work. It’s just a bit cringing.” (X)
All that aside, lots of fans choose to believe that Boyle *did* include a sex scene. :P
Also, and this is just in character backgrounds that aren’t in the film (I learned it via word of mouth, there is no source I can link you to— the source is Gia, who ran http://sunshinedna.com during production, whose husband Professor Brian Cox was a consultant on the film [and on whom Cill’s character was roughly based]), but Cassie had an abortion before they left on the Icarus II. The father of the baby was either Capa or Mace, and Gia said me: Who do I think was the pops? I’m still not sure what I think (but I lean toward Capa every time I think about it). I spoke with Danny briefly about it once and I said, “I think Capa’s the father,” and he just said, “Do you?” and GRINNED AT ME. So I guess we’ll never know.
It’s definitely an interesting plot point to consider during rewatches. There’s a certain tenderness between the two— did Capa know she was pregnant and then had the abortion to go on the mission? Did they want a family together someday? Did he know it was Mace’s baby and love her anyway? Was she just a cute little bunny to him and he was otherwise completely oblivious?
AHHHHH. All of the things.
W O W fascinating. And yes, def need to rewatch w/ this new info in mind. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thoughts? Capa or Mace?
lest she gains power over you