‘Away’: The Cast of Netflix’s Astronaut Drama Conquered Zero Gravity ‘Boot Camp’

‘Away’: The Cast of Netflix’s Astronaut Drama Conquered Zero Gravity ‘Boot Camp’
Turns out that making a journey to Mars isn’t easy, even when you’re stuck on Earth.

Speaking virtually at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour on Tuesday, the cast and crew behind the upcoming Netflix drama “Away” spoke about the challenges of pulling off the scenes of the series that take place in space. The show centers on a group of five astronauts, pulled from countries around the world, to take part in the first manned mission to Mars.

For those playing the central crew — Hilary Swank, Ato Essandoh, Vivian Wu, Ray Panthaki, and Mark Ivanir — the accompanying physical prep was no joke.

“Pretending that you’re in zero-gravity, it takes a lot of effort and a lot of effort to make it look effortless. We were harnessed by the lower part of our hips, and they were acting as a pendulum. So we’d squeeze
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