THE female astronaut who advised actress Sandra Bullock on how to portray movements in space for her role in Gravity, says her male crewmates were jealous of their regular chats.
Space traveller and scientist Cady Coleman gave tips directly from the International Space Station spinning around Earth in order to give the actress an insight into weightlessness.
But Coleman (53) who spent 159 days on the station and is also a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, said her colleagues were miffed that they did not get time to chat.
She said she would tell the rest of the crew about their chats: "I would say, I talked to her last night, and one of the guys, Ron, would go 'did she ask about me?'."
Coleman went on: "My Italian crewmate would say, 'it is not fair there are five of us, there is one of you – and you get Sandra Bullock'."
The astronaut was speaking at the launch of a Channel 4 season of programmes about space, which will see the broadcaster screen live from the International Space Station.