Kristen Stewart Reacts To Nicholas Hoult’s Unusual Disease In ‘Equals’ Movie Clip
The new sci-fi drama Equals takes place in a dystopian society where human emotion has been eradicated, but in a new clip from the film, Nicholas Hoult contracts “switched-on syndrome,” a “disease” that allows him to feel again. See how Kristen Stewart’s character reacts in the video below!
“It’s about time you all knew,” Hoult’s character, Silas, tells a group of his peers, all of whom are dressed in the same drab, white uniform. “Last week I tested positive for SOS. I’m stage one. I’m taking inhibitors. There’s no evidence that the bug is contagious; however, if it makes you feel more comfortable, I’ll wear a face mask from now on.”
“I think a face mask is a little extreme, although I don’t think you should sit with us anymore,” Stewart’s character, Nia, informs her “sick” friend. An elder member of the community offers, “We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We’re going to cure SOS. You’re going to live pal.”
However, Nia will soon come down with a case of “SOS,” as well, when she and Silas grow an attraction to each other, despite falling in love having been criminalized. Equals is currently available to rent exclusively on DirecTV before it hits theaters on July 15. Watch a new clip from the film below!