Sandra Bullock Shares Her Method Of Recruiting Hollywood Icon Brad Pitt For Her Film
May 24, 2023 by apost team
Sandra Bullock has been a working actress in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s and has also worked as a producer during her impressive and long-lasting career. She is an eclectic actress and doesn’t fit into just one genre since her talents are unique and diverse. From suspenseful thrillers to romantic comedies, Bullock has starred in a wide variety of films and television shows. Some of her most notable films include “Miss Congeniality,” “The Lake House,” “Bird Box” and “The Blind Side,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Born on July 26, 1964, Bullock showed a lot of promise as a smart and successful woman in the entertainment industry as she pursued her passions both academically and during her personal time. Throughout her career, Bullock has proven that she is capable of handling any film genre. She has starred in comedies, thrillers, dramas and everything in between. Her impact on the industry has captured the attention of many fans and critics, earning her quite a collection of awards and accolades in the process.
Aside from her shelves of trophies, Bullock also has a pack of friends in the industry who she can rely on in times of need. At the press tour for her 2022 adventure comedy film “The Lost City,” Bullock revealed in an interview how she managed to recruit perhaps one of the biggest stars in Hollywood – Brad Pitt.
It was quite an unusual one, contrary to how the public perceived the recruitment of big stars in Hollywood. Keep on reading to learn more about Bullock’s film and how she managed to wield her star power to her advantage.
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In her 2022 movie “The Lost City,” Bullock teamed up with actors like “Harry Potter” superstar Daniel Radcliffe and “Magic Mike” actor Channing Tatum.
Bullock and Tatum had a pretty chaotic introduction before meeting together professionally on “The Lost City.”
In an interview with New York Times, Bullock revealed that there was “some PTSD attached” to the way they first met.
“We met through drama in the principal’s office at preschool. We were called in together because Everly and Laila were trying to alpha the other one out, and we prayed it was the other’s child that caused the damage,” she told the publication.
In a lie-detector test with Vanity Fair, Tatum described the year that he met Bullock as a particularly “very fun year,” referring to their unusual first meeting at the principal’s office.
"Our daughters got into a couple (of) scraps at school because they're both very, very, very strong-willed little girls," Tatum admitted.
As for Radcliffe, he was starstruck working with Bullock in the film. Speaking to GQ Magazine, he detailed his excitement working with the Oscar-winning actress.
“Honestly, getting to work with (Bullock) was such a thrill. I grew up on the ‘Potter’ films, obviously, working with Maggie Smith and Richard Harris, but I didn’t have, like, an inherent knowledge of who those people were. I hadn’t watched, you know, ‘A Man Called Horse’ with Richard Harris when I was a kid, so I didn’t know the significance,” he explained. “But I did very much grow up watching Sandra Bullock in stuff. So yeah, to get to work with her was incredibly cool.”
Aside from Radcliffe and Tatum, everyone was surprised to see Pitt included in the chaotic and adrenaline-inducing adventure comedy film.
In an interview with Australia's The Project, Bullock was asked how she got Pitt in an important cameo on her already star-studded film. Actors like Pitt are usually one of the headliners in every film he is included in, but in this case, for “The Lost City,” he wasn’t even billed as the top star.
According to Bullock, Pitt was just actually returning a favor after she did the same thing as well. The “Ocean’s 8” actress clarified the grapevine rumors that they share the same hairdresser, which is why they were connected of some sort.
“Janine Thompson, who has been doing my hair for centuries on films, does his hair. And he asked her to call me and ask me to do him a favor,” she explained. Apparently, it was through Thompson that Pitt convinced Bullock to be a part of “Bullet Train,” another action comedy film in that Pitt starred.
Bullock is just returning the favor, as she revealed: “And I called her and said, 'Since I said yes, can you get in his ear and ask him to do our film?' And he said yes! It (is) literally how it went down. There is nothing sexy about it. It’s just perfunctory. It’s all about hair. Hairstylists hold all the power in Hollywood. All of it obviously."
In “The Lost City,” Bullock played Loretta Sage, a middle-aged author. She embarked on a book tour with cover model Alan Caprison, played by Tatum. As the chaos ensued, Bullock was kidnapped by Radcliffe’s Abigail Fairfax to search for the lost city. Tatum then rescued Bullock from danger, which they successfully evaded thanks to the help of Jack Trainer, played by Pitt.
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