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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Danny Boyle HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Sunshine"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jun 29, 2007
Danny Boyle – Sunshine

Q1: Can you talk about casting this film?
DB: There were two things really. It's interesting. With space all these things apply to it. There is no nationality in space, in space movies. And in the script there is no gender even in the script, no race, no nationality, you could swap the parts. I remember, we cast Michelle Yeoh first and I remember saying to Michelle that she can play any character she wants, of the aides, because I was really keen to work with her because I love Michelle Yeoh. And she picked Corazon and she plays Corazon, who was originally written as a Mexican actually, as it happens. It doesn't really apply because when you go out there in space they are just humans. It's like they are just battling against something that is much bigger than us and all the things that divide us or worry us on earth. So there is that, so you could cast anybody.

But we also thought realistically about who would pay for this kind of mission in 50 years...

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