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“He had golf tees up his nose”: Sylvester Stallone’s Humour Helped 26 Year Old Sandra Bullock Get Comfortable in This $160M Iconic Movie

"He had golf tees up his nose": Sylvester Stallone's Humour Helped 26 Year Old Sandra Bullock Get Comfortable in This $160M Iconic Movie

Working with Hollywood icons can be as daunting as it can be a thrilling accomplishment, especially for young stars who are still finding their footing in the film industry. And as successful as Sandra Bullock is at present, she too, had experienced something similar with regard to her co-stars who happened to be the industry’s hotshots when she’d collaborated with them in her late ’20s.

Back in the ’90s, Bullock joined forces with some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. So, it was only natural for the Gravity actress to be apprehensive about working alongside such renowned entities. But thanks to the Rocky star and his stellar sense of humor, Bullock was soon put to ease in no time.

Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock
Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock

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Sylvester Stallone’s Humor Eased Up Sandra Bullock During Demolition Man 

Distributed by Warner Bros., Marco Brambilla’s directorial debut titled Demolition Man comprised an ensemble of Sandra Bullock, actor and filmmaker Sylvester Stallone, Blade star Wesley Snipes, and Benjamin Bratt with whom Bullock shared the screen again in 2000’s Miss Congeniality.

Adapted from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Demolition Man revolves around Stallone’s John Spartan, an audacious police officer who joins forces with Bullock’s Lenina Huxley to try and stop Snipe’s Simon Phoenix, a homicidal maniac, from unfurling bloodshed and destruction in a “pacifist utopia” of San Angeles.

Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock
Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock in Demolition Man (1993)

Given the film’s science fiction genre, Bullock was required to partner up with the Rambo star for a virtual s*x scene, something which made the former extremely nervous and put her on the edge. And it didn’t help that doing intimate scenes on-screen was already a big deal for the Oscar-winning actress. Luckily for her though, Stallone wasn’t as intimidating as The Proposal star had deemed him to be. But then again, few people with golf tees up their nostrils are.

“So I was a little scared,” Bullock recalled in a 1993 interview with LA Times. “Then I went in the first day and met Sly and he had golf tees up his nose.” 

Yup, that ought to do the trick.

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Why Sandra Bullock Doesn’t Like Doing S*x Scenes in Movies

Stripping in front of cameras in itself is an unnerving feat. And coupled with the fact that numerous crew members all have their eyes on the stars during such scenes, going nude and intimate in films is bound to make one jittery and uncomfortable. Then there’s also the aspect of people’s personal choices and opinions, like Bullock’s preference of not wanting to do s*xual scenes in movies.

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Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock doesn’t like doing nude scenes in movies

The Speed actress apparently even has several clauses drawn up in her contracts, which state that Bullock won’t be partaking in any such intimate scenes whenever she signs a new project. While she never explicitly commented on whether or not that’s true, Bullock did mention that her disinterest concerning stripping on camera rose mainly from the fact that she didn’t want to know how she looked like or what her “best angles were” in such situations.

“I don’t want to know what my best angles are. Don’t wanna see it. Don’t want to hear it. Therefore, I’m not going to do it on film,” the Bird Box star told Sunday Times in an old interview.

Demolition Man can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: LA Times

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.