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'Interstellar' Actors Quizzed on Space Trivia in New Video

'Interstellar' Movie Poster
A theatrical poster announces the 2014 film "Interstellar." (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

How much do the stars of the highly anticipated movie "Interstellar" really know about space? Entertainment Weekly attempted to find out in a newly released video that features three of the space film's stars answering a series of trivia questions about outer space.

Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain answered true or false questions like "astronauts grow taller in space," (true) and "black holes aren't really black," (also true) in the 2-minute video. For the most part, the actors — two of whom play astronauts in "Interstellar" — are pretty spot-on with their responses. You can watch the video via Entertainment Weekly or in the window below:

While the plot of "Interstellar" has been kept heavily under wraps, a few trailers released through the course of the last year reveal some elements of the exciting new film directed by Christopher Nolan. McConaughey plays an astronaut and pilot alongside Hathaway, and they blast off on a mission to find a way to save a dying Earth. The new movie hits theaters in the United States on Nov. 7.

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Miriam Kramer
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Miriam Kramer joined as a Staff Writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also served as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. Miriam is currently a space reporter with Axios, writing the Axios Space newsletter. You can follow Miriam on Twitter.