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Moonshot Stars Talk Being Part of a Spacey, Queer-Inclusive Rom-Com

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HBO Max is taking romantic comedies to the farthest reaches of the galaxy with their newest film Moonshot!

Starring To All the Boys alum Lana Condor and Riverdale's Cole Sprouse, Moonshot harkens back to the golden age of rom-coms, telling the cute, funny, and queer-inclusive story of a not-so-distant future in which people pay premium prices to travel to an ultra-high-tech and plush colony on Mars.

Walt (Sprouse) is an average college student and barista who dreams of an adventurous life, but he can't afford the trip to go to Mars that he so desperately wants to help him achieve that dream. Sophie (Condor) is a schoolmate of Walt's who, unlike him, is incredibly smart, talented, and has access to the funds necessary to take a trip to Mars to go visit her boyfriend and adoptive family. It's just too bad she's afraid of space flight...

Teaming up, the two make an unlikely pair that you can't help but relate to and root for.

Out got the chance to speak with the film's stars, Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse, about crafting Moonshot, what it was like working together, and more! 

"One of the greatest joys of our job is, if we're lucky, we have the opportunity to make people feel less alone, and seen, period," Condor told Out about starring in an inclusive and diverse project like Moonshot, which includes an adorable lesbian couple in its cast of characters. "I think we represented what the real world looks like very well in our film. I think we have incredible diversity and all sorts of representation, which I think is very, very important and is a really big joy for us as entertainers, to be able to normalize. That's a huge part of my pride for this film."

"I think oftentimes, media is responsible for what the general public considers to be normal," Sprouse added. "In that way, we have the moral obligation to normalize everyone's experience."

Moonshot is now streaming on HBO Max

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