“I had no desire to act anymore”: Sandra Bullock Lost Her Dream Role to Karate Kid Star After She Got Obsessed With Controversial $98M Brendan Fraser Movie

Sandra Bullock Lost Her Dream Role to Karate Kid Star After She Got Obsessed With Controversial $98M Brendan Fraser Movie
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Sandra Bullock has been a part of the Hollywood industry for decades now. Her contributions have been of utmost regard and her fans understand that. With talent as vast as hers, there was no wonder as to why she wouldn’t rise to the top as one of the most successful actresses. From some good movies to some that weren’t so profitable, she has done it all.

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Hollywood star Sandra Bullock

In all her career, she has spread her talent in bits and pieces, letting her fans experience just how much of a skilled woman she is. Bullock has always been found in some interesting roles. Whether it is an undercover federal agent or a writer on a mission, there is no limit to her range. However, she was almost ready to quit acting.

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Sandra Bullock was in a Dark Place

Sandra Bullock has not always had a happy-go-lucky life. Back when Two Weeks Notice first came out, the actress went on a hiatus without even realizing it. She was in a dark place after her mother’s death and it was not something she was proud of. As per The Mercury, Bullock wanted to maintain a low profile to work on herself.

Sandra Bullock

“But a year off became a year and two months, then a year and three months, then a year and six months. I had no desire to act anymore.”

Bullock explained how this break stretched longer than she had expected. It went from a year to much longer than that. This also became an issue as she found herself having no desire to act. Her focus on her family and her life pushed her away from acting without her even being able to notice it. That was until another movie caught her eye. Paul Haggis’s Crash.

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Sandra Bullock Lost her Dream Role

Upon not being able to find motivation for her attention diverted to Million Dollar Baby. Hilary Swank, who also starred in The Next Karate Kid, got the role of Maggie Fitzgerald, one that Sandra Bullock had eyed. However, that was not the end of things for her. The actress found herself collaborating with Paul Haggis regardless, that too in Brendan Fraser’s film. As per The Mercury, she was ready to do anything to get in the film.

Sandra Bullock at The Heat promotions
Sandra Bullock

“I read ‘Crash’ and I told Paul, ‘I’ll play any one of the women just to be in the movie.’ It was only four days of work and it was totally re-inspiring.”

It was Crash that caught her attention. She became rather obsessed with the film and was ready to take any part in the film as long as she was allowed to be a part of it. Though the film was not as successful as Million Dollar Baby, it did help Bullock find her way back into Hollywood.

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Source: The Mercury

Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.