Sandra Bullock is quite a dramatic actor. We are not the ones stating it but it was actually the actress herself who confessed to being dramatic when necessary. The Gravity actress has a knack for working with megastars in her movies and her Netflix deal was no such exception.
Talking about the 2018 movie that made people’s worst fears true, Sandra Bullock starred in the Netflix production of Bird Box. This casting, however, was not without problems as the actress threatened to quit if her friend and co-star Trevante Rhodes was not cast in the movie.
Sandra Bullock Threatened To Quit Bird Box For Her Co-Star
Following her casting, Sandra Bullock met with American actor Trevante Rhodes who was known for the 2016 Oscar-winning movie Moonlight. According to reports, the character of Rhodes’ was written in such a way that it left a lasting impression on the Minions actress.
Talking about the gloriousness of the Mike actor, Bullock stated that during the time of the #MeToo movement, there was no one that she saw as a gentleman other than Trevante Rhodes.
“You write this human being and in the time of the big MeToo thing, you get to experience a glorious man that I go, ‘That’s the man I want. That’s the father that I would want my children to have,’” Bullock said. “I wanted more of a love story, Susanne wanted more of a love story. I missed love stories, you know? So she says, ‘I want you to meet Trevante,’ and I’m like, ‘OK.’”
According to reports by GlobalGrind, Sandra Bullock was so impressed with Trevante Rhodes that she stated that she would not do the Netflix film if Rhodes wasn’t hired to portray the character of her love interest.
“I walked away and I said, ‘If we don’t cast him, if we don’t make this deal, I’m just gonna…’ I was very dramatic. But to me, I said this is the story I want to tell and I want this human being to be my ride or die in the process.”
After being cast, the lead actors were indeed appraised for their roles as Bird Box went on to become one of the most unique takes on post-apocalyptic movies by Netflix. The film also relied heavily on the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes and in the promotional interviews, it seems that the actors had plenty of that.
Trevante Rhodes Made Sandra Bullock Feel Hot
In an interview after the airing of the film, Sandra Bullock admitted that the chemistry between her and Trevante Rhodes was quite impressive. Joking that Rhodes call her hot, the Speed actress went on to talk about what she liked about her co-star and the way he made her feel…hot.
“When you look at him, he’s listening to you. And you can make him laugh. He’s the best audience. If I can make somebody laugh, and entertain them, I feel really good about myself. A.K.A, hot.”
Netflix’s Bird Box was well-received by the audience as the movie stood a rating of 6.6/10 on IMDB and 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. With Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes in the lead roles, Bird Box is available to stream on Netflix.