If you are into biographical document series, then Hidden Figures is one of those movies that you need to watch at least once in your lifetime. The movie is based on the real-life African American female mathematician who was one of the prominent figures in the NASA space team during the Space Race. This was a crucial time in history when there were not many female engineers or mathematicians who worked in the major teams for NASA. This movie helped a lot of people to know about her, and also got plenty of awards. After watching the movie, a lot of audiences wondered where the movie could have been shot. In this article, we will get into the details of where was hidden figures filmed?
The movie is also an adaptation of the biographical novel named “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race” written by Margot Lee Shetterly. Hence, if you want to get to know the stories better and in more depth, then we would recommend you to read the book first. The movie was released back in 2016, and it was released for a very limited time only. At the end of the year, the movie was also declared to be one of the most profitable movies in 2016.
Where Was Hidden Figures Filmed?
Now before we get into further details about the movie, we will get into the main question where was hidden figures filmed? The main location where the movie is shot was in Atlanta, Georgia. Most of the scenes were shot in the Morehouse College and Kennedy Space Center. Well, technically, Kennedy Space Center was not used in the movie at all, however, it played an important role in the actual story of Hidden Figures. Hence, it is an important mention for the movie as well. Morehouse College was always known for being the college that supported black people during the segregation. The college was used for shooting the scenes where the Space Task Group was shot.
The other locations where the movie was shot in Hampton, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, East Point and, Monroe in Georgia. The whole movie was shot in the area of Atlanta, which is also the place where most of the movies and series are shot. However, the team for Hidden Figures had focused on the college where most of the scenes were shot in the movie. The team wanted to make the movie look realistic and also wanted to bring in that aesthetic sense on screen. We can say that it did work out in the end, as the cinematography looked extremely good. It had also got the 89th Academy Awards Nomination for the Best Movie.
Hidden Figures Cast
The team for Hidden Figures was determined to bring in the right representation to the movie. Therefore, Katherine Goble Johnson is played by Taraji P. Henson, Dorothy Vaughan by Octavia Spencer, Mary Jackson by Janelle Monáe. These three main characters have executed the role to perfection. Later on, they had also revealed that they had to do a lot of research in order to bring the characters to make them alive on screen. In fact, all three of them had received numerous nominations and have also won a few awards for the movie. Janelle Monáe won the African-American Film Critics Association and Black Reel Awards for the Best Breakout Performance. Taraji P. Henson won the Best Actress in the BET Awards. Also, the whole cast won the Best Cast from the National Board of Review.
The other cast members of the movie were Al Harrison by Kevin Costner, Paul Stafford by Jim Parsons, Vivian Mitchell by Kirsten Dunst, Levi Jackson by Aldis Hodge, Jim Johnson by Mahershala Ali, and John Glenn by Glen Powell. All of them had given their all to make the characters look as real as possible. Of course, all of them had to go through the biography to understand their respective characters deeply and execute them to perfection.
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