Jupiter Jones was born with signs predicting she was destined for great things, but as a young woman trying to eke out a life in contemporary Chicago, she now sees this promise as little more than a cruel joke… until she is swept away by interstellar tracker Caine Wise. Jupiter’s genetic code entitles her to inherit the throne to the powerful Abrasax Dynasty, which has put a target on her back. With Caine as her only friend and ally in a dangerous universe, Jupiter must find her own strength and let go of limitations to claim her destiny.
Caine Wise is a ex-military hunter who has lost his standing in the order of a universe far beyond Earth’s boundaries. A perfect warrior who has been bred to track and fight, Caine’s rebellious instincts have cost him everything and his mission to protect Jupiter Jones has become his one shot at redemption. But with Jupiter, he glimpses the possibility of trust and loyalty never afforded to his kind, and finds that his allegiance is only to her. Together, they make their way through whatever comes next.
Jupiter Ascending is featured in SFX’s January issue, as a part of their 2015 Movie Preview. In the 1-page interview, Mila talks about the relationship between Jupiter and Caine (Channing Tatum), the film’s emotional story, living on purpose and more…
Can you describe the relationship between your character, Jupiter, and Channing Tatum’s character, Caine?
My character meets him and he instantly taked her on this crazy journey, where there’s this really long action sequence, with a chase between aliens and spaceships in the middle of Chicago; and we shot it in the middle of Chicago. He’s like, “This is what happens” and “This is life” and “Here’s some aliens in their spaceships.” And she’s like, “This can’t be life. This is crazy. Am i hallucinating? Maybe I’m under drugs?” He’s like, “No, no. This is real life.”
What’s the film’s emotional story?
It’s about destiny. I fall in love with him, he falls in love with me.
Was this the most physically challenging film you’ve worked on?
Yes. The whole film was a massive boot camp. I have no body fat in this movie for the first time in my life. For five days a week, you train every single day, for six months. Just work out all day long for six months and you too will have no body fat! We both got in trouble for losing too much weight. It was really bad.
Jupiter begins the film feeling as though she has no purpose. Have you ever felt that way?
I’ve never thought about a purpose, but I was always working or in school. Even at my lowest when I was trying to figure my life out or going through puberty I never doubted myself like Jupiter did. I always had a very good backbone, being my family. Which was always an incredible support system. So anytime I questioned anything it was never as dire as Jupiter. I think Jupiter feels like she’s alone. I’ve always been very lucky where I never felt alone.
According to IndieWire, The Color of Time opens December 2 on iTunes, December 9 on VOD and in select cinemas December 12. Check out a brand new poster below!
Blast from the past! A ‘never seen before’ photo of Mila for 2012 Miss Dior S/S campaign has just been unveiled. Thank you our friend Susan for the tip. Even though it’s been more than 2 years ago, this image is visually stunning and our thoughts of her being a perfect fit for the brand will never change.
Anyways, if you guys miss seeing Mila’s ads in every fashion magazine across the planet — let’s not forget she’s still the face & global ambassador of Gemfields (world’s leading supplier of coloured gemstones) AND as we’ve exclusively learned she’ll be back for a 3rd campaign in early 2015!