A day after "Deberían Estar Trabajando" reporter asked Alfonso Cuarón about the difficulties of filming "Gravity" in space, the reporter has come onto his show to defend his question. The Azteca lunch time show is characterized for their irreverent behavior on camera commenting on the day's news in an often sarcastic tone. Carlos "El Capi" Perez question to Cuarón was, "What are the technical and human difficulties of 'recording' in space." Due to the serious nature of the tone he used to ask the question, other reporters at the press conference and the director himself fell for the joke. It didn't take long before social networks picked up on the story mocking the reporter and making a Twitter hashtag a trending topic, #PreguntoComoReporteroDeAzteca. Perez used Twitter to continue the joken writing, "Sorry Twitter for being a professional committed to the information. Don't tell me that I was the only one that had that doubt." While the official show's account wrote that they would have more of the incident the following day. UPDATE: Alfonso Cuaron Feels Bad For Scrutiny Azteca Reporter Went Through After Asking About Difficulties Of Filming 'Gravity' In Space [VIDEO]
During today's episode, the usually lively show started off very serious and with no music. "Even though their was controversy in respect to one of our reporters and this program where unfortunately, and I have always been a woman that is honest with the audience, I consider that because of third parties we looked stupid at a press conference," Ines Gomez Mont said during the opening of the show. All three of the main hosts at the table played up to the joke and kept a straight face to all the controversy that their show had generated. In another segment we saw "El Capi" responding to Twitter users who used the hashtag, #PreguntoComoCarlosPerez. Follower questions ranged from offering themselves to give him lessons on computer graphics and video composition to a user also by the name of Carlos Perez being upset that he would have to change his name now to not be associated with him, but the reporter suggested to exploit his name now.
On the latter part of the show, Carlos joined the round table to explain his motives behind his question. He even made sense of the way he asked the question by saying that in space you record and on Earth you film. The panel went on to showcase all the media buzz it had garnered from El Universal, to Mexican tabloid magazines and our very own site, LatinTimes.com. Gomez asked Perez if his question was serious and he replied, "You guys know me, the audience knows me and everyone knows how I work. I don't know why you are asking me that question. It was obvious I was very serious." "El Capi" fends off by saying that what was important was the answer that the "Gravity" director gave him. Cuarón was not in on the joke, but he played along by answering "Yes. We took cameras to the Soyuz [spacecraft]. We were there about 3 months and a half in space." He also added that in a scene he can actually be seen as a reflection on the space suit helmet. Cuarón also mentioned that they lost a lighting assistant in space. The crew from the show then paid tribute to the alleged assistant, "Israel Fernandez," who was left floating in space for eternity.
Before the end of the show they introduced a new segment titled "Pregunto Como Carlos Perez" and throughout the program clips from previous interviews by Perez were aired so audiences not familiar with his work got acquainted with it. "It should be emphasized that what you have seen today is 'Deberían Estar Trabajando,'" Ines said at the closing of the show. "What Mr. Capi did was to be irreverent. Mr. Cuarón fell for it and did it very politely by replying to that question. The media, some took it aggressively while others not so much, but this is the show and we are happy that you are here." "Deberían Estar Trabajando" airs daily at 12:30pm in Mexico on Azteca 7. See clips from today's show down below and tell us what you think of their ploy to get viewers to watch.