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Sandra Bullock says she would be "out in the cow pasture" if it wasn't for Netflix

Sandra Bullock says she would be "out in the cow pasture" if it wasn't for Netflix

The star, who just launched her movie The Unforgivable on the streaming platform, is over the moon with the hit drama which is among the top 10 most-watched films on Netflix.

Sandra Bullock recently credited Netflix with her current success saying that it has kept her career thriving. The star, who just launched her movie The Unforgivable on the streaming platform, is over the moon with the hit drama which is among the top 10 most-watched films on Netflix. 

In addition to her latest film, her 2018 thriller Bird Box helped her career a lot after reaching mega popularity. During her Unforgivable premiere in December, Bullock told The Hollywood Reporter that Netflix is the one responsible for many Hollywood actors' thriving careers at this point. 

"They're good to artists. They're good to filmmakers. If it wasn't for Netflix, a lot of people wouldn't be working," explained the 57-year-old Oscar winner. "Their stories wouldn't be told. Who would think that me, as a woman, would still be working at this point? I would have been out in the cow pasture. It's true," she hilariously added according to PEOPLE



 

She went on to point at the success of shows like "Squid Game." Describing it as "one of the bigger ones" she noted "but I've seen more work from other countries told by other nationalities, and we never would have had that 10 years ago, ever. It brings people together in a way that really, you know, we're getting more and more divided and yet, we have the streamers that are able to blend our stories together and go, look: same story, just different."

The road to her success has not been an easy one. A few years ago, in 2018, Bullock told USA Today that she almost quit acting due to the existing sexism in Hollywood. "My career has been a domino effect of people who said, 'I would like this person to fill this role,'" she shared. 

"And not just in the industry, but people in my life. My mother raised me like, 'You don't need to get married, you forge your own path. You make your own money, and be your own person.' And I literally went out into the world thinking there was no disparity, that everyone was equal, and I can do whatever a man can do," expressed Bullock.



 

But then, later in her career, she experienced a "wake-up moment, where I was like, 'What is this feeling? Why do I feel so [expletive]?'" She added, "'Oh my God, I'm being treated this way because I have a vagina.' It was hard for me, because I walked with blinders on through life and got to where I [felt] like I was less than because I was a woman."

"And that was a hard pill to swallow. I had a lot of sadness from that. I was like, 'Wow, maybe I need to step out of here. Maybe I need to do something else for a living.' And that was in the middle of when I was getting work — I didn't want to be a part of that world where there was that experience," she shared. 

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