I, as a superior intellectual, recognize that this film works on allegorical level. But I could imagine being on the phone with the writer of the movie and wanting to ask some baseline questions. One of those questions might sound a little something like: the new Replicants, the Jared Leto-created Replicants, how do people in the wild know that they are Replicants? You might think that in Mach 2.0, after the earlier crisis, they might, say, all be blue, or all have stripes, or something, no?
Green: I'd rather not answer directly, as I don't like telling people how to interpret the material. But what I can say is that, conditional for me and my understanding of the “current world” of 2049, Jared Leto's character has reintroduced Replicants where all the old tension is taken care of. These all know their place. That's part of the product. They have no aspiration to more, they are clear what they are. Gosling's K even says that he is aware that his memories are not his own, and that they are "thundervests" – storm vests for dogs that you give them to make them feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations.