In the new movie Radioactive, Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley play Marie and Pierre Curie, the star-crossed couple who bonded over science and helped discover two elements: Radium and Polonium. They also both died earlier than they should have, due in part to their close and unprotected work with those radioactive elements.
The A.V. Club talked to a cunningly masked Pike and a straight-faced Riley via Zoom for the interview above. In it, we talk scientific passions, Polish identity, and whether or not they remember their grade school studies.