Like most actors, Sandra Bullock too has that one movie she regrets doing.
Over the years, Sandra Bullock has given her fans several hit films with her exceptional acting skills. But like most actors, she too has that one movie she regrets doing. It was during an interview for TooFab, alongside The Lost City costar Daniel Radcliffe, that the 57-year-old made the revelation.
Both actors were asked if there were any films they felt "embarrassed" doing initially but "came around to" after witnessing fans' reactions. "I have one [that] no one came around to and I'm still embarrassed I was in," responded Bullock. "It's called Speed 2. I've been very vocal about it. Makes no sense. Slow boat. Slowly going towards an island."
"That's one I wished I hadn't done and no fans came around that I know of, except for you," she noted, referring to the interviewer, who shared how much he loved watching the film as a teen. "I feel like it had a kind of cult love as well," noted Radcliffe as he cut into the conversation.
To this, the Bird Box star joking added, "Very quiet! Like five people. Him and the other four 12-year-olds who were watching the slow boat going towards the tiny island." Speed 2 came out in 1997 and where Bullock starred alongside Jason Patric. The movie follows Annie (played by Bullock) and her boyfriend who while vacationing on a Caribbean cruise ship learns that the ship is about to crash into an oil tanker. it revolves around their effort to stop the mishap from happening.
It was Keanu Reeves who appeared in the starring role of the movie Speed when was released in 1994. However, he chose not to return to reprise his role of Jack Traven for the sequel. While he vaguely provided the reason previously, last year, while appearing on the U.K. talk show The Graham Norton Show, Reeves revealed why he said no to Speed 2: Cruise Control.
"At the time, I didn't respond to the script. I really wanted to work with Sandra Bullock, I loved playing Jack Traven, and I loved Speed, but an ocean liner? I had nothing against the artists involved, but at that time I had the feeling it just wasn't right," he said according to CNN. While he did not resume his role, Willem Dafoe and Temuera Morrison joined the star cast for the second movie, which was also directed by Jan de Bont.
In 2019, Reeves told GQ about the hefty price he had to pay for his decision not to do the action film's sequel. Apparently, the movie's studio, Fox, placed him in "movie jail" for ten years. "I didn't work with [Fox] again until [2008's] The Day the Earth Stood Still," he shared. In 2015 he even told Jimmy Kimmel that he chose not to be a part of the movie because he simply did not like the script.
"I didn't get to be in that. Well, I decided not to be in that," he said back then. "I loved working with [director] Jan de Bont and Sandra, of course. It was just a situation in life where I got the script and I read the script and I was like, 'Ugh.' It was about a cruise ship and I was thinking, 'A bus, a cruise ship… Speed, bus, but then a cruise ship is even slower than a bus and I was like, 'I love you guys, but I just can't do it.'"
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