George Clooney Did Not Write The 'Gravity' Scene Everyone Thinks Alfonso Cuarón Attributed To Him

10/09/2013 04:42 pm ET
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Warning: Spoilers ahead about a key moment in "Gravity."

George Clooney wants to clarify something that's been floating around this week regarding his involvement with "Gravity."

Clooney told The Wrap that he did not, in fact, write the scene in which his character reappears during Sandra Bullock's dream sequence, despite director Alfonso Cuarón appearing to imply otherwise during a recent interview with Vulture.

The actor, who plays veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski in the acclaimed new movie, says the moment to which he contributed comes after the dream. “I didn't write any scene," he said, declaring he would never compose a plot point that reinstated his own character. "That scene was there from the minute I was handed the script."

Instead, Clooney offered advice to Cuarón as to how the director could transition Bullock's character out of the dream and convince audiences that she'd developed a stronger will to live.

“Alfonso’s such a sweet guy. He hands out credit to everyone all the time,” Clooney said. “I said, ‘You guys are struggling, here’s an idea.’ So I wrote out a scene, and there’s a portion of it in the movie about Sandy wanting to live. They were struggling with how to tell people she wants to live, and I said, ‘Maybe you say she talks to her little girl and says Mommy loves her.’”

Cuarón went on to shoot a version of the scene Clooney suggested, and the moment is now part of the movie.

The director's original words that sparked the confusion came in response to a question about what it was like to work with Clooney. "There was one scene we were doing over and over and over, and George overheard that we were dealing with that," Cuarón said. "And then one night I receive an email from him, saying, I heard you were struggling with this. 'I took a shot with the scene. Read it. Throw it out.' And we ended up using it. This was exactly what we needed. ... When she has this dream and starts talking to Kowalski about her daughter. And that’s something that George wrote. You have an amazing partner when you work with him."

For more of Clooney's thoughts on "Gravity," head over to The Wrap. To read Cuarón's original interview, hit up Vulture.

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