By EW Staff
Updated April 19, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Astronaut's Wife

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USUALLY WHEN YOU think of astronauts’ wives, you picture suburban mommies with beehive hairdos hosting Tupperware parties. In other words, you don’t exactly think of Theron. Yet the South African siren is the title character of this suspicion-drenched thriller. Depp plays her heroic hubby who loses contact with NASA for two minutes while on a space mission and can’t recall what happened. Hint: He wasn’t alone.

After Depp returns, Theron becomes pregnant and very suspicious of his wiggy behavior. ”The first time I read the script was late one night when I couldn’t sleep, and I was scared s—less,” says Theron. ”I totally believe that there’s life out there somewhere.” Adds writer-director Ravich, ”She gets that whole ‘everyone’s out to get you’ ’70s paranoia of ‘The Parallax View’ and ‘The Conversation.”’ Theron knows that sleeping-with-the-enemy feeling all too well by now. Two years ago she married Satan’s attorney in ”The Devil’s Advocate.” ”After these two movies,” she says, ”when I get married in real life, it will feel like a sweet walk through the fields.”

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The Astronaut's Wife

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