Almost a decade ago, Sandra Bullock promised she would never make a sequel to one of her many memorable films again.
It was 2013, the year she and Melissa McCarthy released the police comedy “The Heat,” which grossed nearly $ 230 million at the worldwide box office. As she simultaneously toured the awards for “Gravity” that year, the press asked her incessantly if she would return for a second film with McCarthy.
“I’m not doing a sequel to ‘The Heat’,” he said at the time. “I’ve done two sequels. They were awful. What Melissa and I had was beautiful. We could make another movie together. I think we should do a silent film together. “
Movie buffs and social media users have connected the dots and guessed the two “horrible” sequels Bullock was referring to: the follow-up to his blockbuster “Speed,” which only grossed a third of the national box office. ‘original; and the widely panned “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” (though fans ride hard for two hands with Regina King).
On the pitch at the SXSW Film Festival with his new movie “The Lost City,” however, Bullock said variety which is ready to reconsider its position.
“I had a ‘no sequel’ rule when I didn’t have the advantage of fighting for what I really wanted. I feel like, in my old age, I’m learning to fight for the things that I think would be the best on screen and I don’t care who comes out of the fight angry, ”Bullock said.
He attributes that evolution to his production partner Liza Chasin, who helped edit “The Lost City”.
Bulllock called it “the beauty of working with Liza. We are type A. We have known each other since the beginning of time. We both take what we do very seriously. We know that no one usually pays attention to us because we are women. Nobody thinks that [an] the actress is going to really become a producer, so that’s okay, they look away and ignore you. “
Sitting next to her co-star Daniel Radcliffe, the actor-producer said she’d be open to a “Lost City” sequel if the script was right.
“I don’t know if I would like to do a sequel, but look: we had Dana Fox as a writer. If Dana Fox could come up with something brilliant … there it is, “she said.
Bullock also talked about the late-December news that her Netflix original movie “The Unforgiven” had become her second title to hit the streamer’s top 10 most viewed movies of all time, greasing her like something of a Netflix queen. . We asked if it came with any benefits.
“The advantage of Netflix is that they let me work and allowed me to choose material that would never make it to the cinema,” he said.
Radcliffe asked if the milestone earned her a free Netflix membership.
“No! I have like a Yeti cup that keeps my coffee hot. But I think you’re right, I think part of our deal should be that all of our subscriptions should be free, including children,” she said.
“The Lost City” will open nationwide on March 19th.