Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun Suffered For Hours in Complete Motion Capture Suit Only To Have It Cut From Their “Art” Film

The directors of the film revealed their thought process and ideas behind the feature in a Q&A after the presentation of the film.

Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun Suffered For Hours in Complete Motion Capture Suit Only To Have It Cut From Their “Art” Film

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  • Steven Yeun and Kristen Stewart starred in 'Love Me', a new science fiction indie film.
  • The actors were required to be in motion capture suits for a part of film, and ordeal that was very uncomfortable.
  • However, these shots failed to make it to the film, which Stewart commented was 'painful'.
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Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun star in a breathtaking science fiction love story called Love Me. The film seamlessly integrates motion capture, animation and live action to create a Wall-E-esque love story between a satellite and a buoy.

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Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, long after human beings have disappeared, Stephen Yeun and Kristen Stewart star as facsimiles of a long-gone pair of Instagram influencers, going through the motions of human courtship. However, the film merited more than a few shots of motion graphics work, which Yeun and Stewart had to do with motion capture suits.

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Stephen Yeun and Kristen Stewart spent hours in motion capture suits

Steven Yeun in Minari (2020)
Steven Yeun in Minari (2020)

Speaking in a Q&A after the presentation of their film, directors Sam and Andy Zechero revealed some key details about the film’s production, chiefly how they pitched the story to their leads and what the leads thought about the script. Among the many things that came up was that Stewart and Yeun had to spend a lot of time in motion capture suits. The directors revealed:

“There is an amazing version of the film too, where these guys are in motion capture suits the entire time, which is equally valuable I think, if not more.”

To this, Stewart immediately quipped that it’s “painful” that it is not a part of the film’s final cut. The film incorporates multiple mediums into its final cut, ranging from animation to motion capture to live action, something that has created a film that the directors think is the future of cinema as a medium.

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Love Me has received great reviews so far

A still from the Love Me (2024)
A still from the Love Me (2024)

While the film has only just been released, Love Me has already raked in some rave reviews, talking about its direction, story and integration of various mediums into its final cut. Despite being an indie film, the visuals of the film have been termed ‘studio level’ in every aspect, something that has attracted a lot of attention to the film.

The film follows a unique love story, between a satellite functioning after the end of humanity and a buoy floating on a thawing planet. While Stewart and Yeun look nothing like such apparatus, the machinery of the film allows the two robots to appear as they do, going through the motions of a human relationship, something that has been compared to Wall-E and EVE from Pixar’s Wall-E.

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With a passion for writing fiction and non fiction content, Anuraag is a Media Science graduate with 2 year's experience with Marketing and Content, with 3 published poetry anthologies. Anuraag holds a Bacherlor's degree in Arts with a focus on Communication and Media Studies.