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Director Couldn’t Keep Up With Sandra Bullock’s Inhuman Lung Capacity While Filming $723M Oscar Winning Movie

Director Couldn't Keep Up With Sandra Bullock's Inhuman Lung Capacity While Filming $723M Oscar Winning Movie

Sandra Bullock portrays herself much more than the male protagonist’s love interest in Hollywood. The actress has played a number of famous characters who have had a significant impact on her career. Gravity, in which Bullock co-starred with George Clooney, was one of the most influential films of her career. 

Sandra Bullock at an event
Sandra Bullock at an event

Despite the fact that the filming experience was extremely difficult for her, she continued and completed the filming. Gravity was directed by Alfonso Cuaron and was released on October 11, 2013. 

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Sandra Bullock shocked Alfonso Cuaron with her lung capacity 

Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Despite being claustrophobic, Sandra Bullock reportedly agreed to many situations when she could have struggled to breathe. One of the most difficult challenges was shooting the underwater scene for the film with Bullock and Alfonso Cuaron. Cuaron held his breath with Bullock because he didn’t want to push the 58-year-old actor to her limitations. The surprising moment was when the film’s director was unable to match Bullock’s lung capacity. 

Bullock was still underwater when Cuaron gave up. He realized that the Birdbox actress has great lung power. Cuaron recalled this incident and said,

“Halfway through the take, I was gasping for air — and she just kept on going,’ At some point, we were like, ‘Sandy, are you okay?’ And she would say I am fine don’t ruin the take.” 

The 61-year-old filmmaker was quite impressed with Bullock and how she overcome her anxieties to make sure Cuaron got a perfect shot for the film.  

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Sandra Bullock got frustrated during the filming of the movie Gravity 

Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Despite the fact that Bullock’s film Gravity was a tremendous success, the actress went through a lot while filming it. Bullock revealed in an interview that she became depressed while filming Gravity. When George Clooney was on the set of her film, the Lost City actress stated she was fine, but when he wasn’t, things started to concern her. Bullock stated that she had a lot of fun time with Clooney, she said,

“Every single day. When George came, it was like an energy force and I was so appreciative of him being there. But when he left, I have never been hit with a depression like that. We had so much fun for three weeks, but then my friend left. I was amazed at how I was affected by him going.”

Bullock also explained that every day was a new challenge for her during the filming of Gravity. She said she got irritated on set but still kept going. The 58-year-old actress said,

“I realized, ‘I can’t pretend that,’ I’m going to have to do it every single day and that’s when I would get the most frustrated because it made you lightheaded.”

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Bullock stated that the entire Gravity filming experience became intense for her. Both critics and movie buffs praised her performance in the film. Gravity won seven Academy Awards and grossed $732 million at the box office. 

Source: EW; Business Insider



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