Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has captivated the audience around the world with her incredible performances on both big and small screens. With her undeniable talent and magnetic presence, she has established herself as one of the top leading ladies in Hollywood. She had her big break alongside the John Wick star Keanu Reeves in the 1994 action thriller Speed and later went on to win her first Oscar for her performance in the 2009 sports drama The Blind Side.
While she has proved herself as a versatile performer, there are still many films that she feels have left a poor mark on her career. And according to the Oscar-winning actress, the sequel to her 1994 film is one of those movies she can’t forgive herself for doing.
Sandra Bullock Still Feels Embarrassed For Her 1997 Film
Followed by the huge success of the 1994 film Speed, the makers of the film decided to proceed with a sequel. While Sandra Bullock agreed to return as Annie Porter, her co-star Keanu Reeves refused the offer. After which, Jason Patric was cast opposite Bullock, and the sequel was finally released in 1997.
However, unlike its predecessor, Speed 2: Cruise Control went on to be one of the worst sequels of all time. It went on to be one of the biggest box office bombs of all time and garnered only a little over $160 million at the box office.
During an interview with TooFab, The Heat actress shared that she is still embarrassed about featuring in the 1997 film Speed 2. She said, “I have one [that] no one came around to, and I’m still embarrassed I was in.” She went on to say that the film she was talking about was “Speed 2” and that it made no sense.
“I’ve been very vocal about it. Makes no sense. Slow boat. Slowly going towards an island,” Bullock said. The Bird Box star further said that she wishes she had not done the film, as most of her fans hated the movie.
Another Sequel Sandra Bullock Regrets Doing
Sandra Bullock has been quite open about the films she regrets doing, especially sequels. The actress seemed to have bad luck when it came to featuring in a sequel of her own movie. Apart from the 1997 film, she has done a sequel for her 2000 action comedy, Miss Congeniality.
The film featured her as an FBI agent Gracie Hart who enters a beauty pageant to prevent a threat surrounding the contest. The sequel follows Bullock’s character looking for her kidnapped companion in an undercover mission. However, it also ended up failing at the box office.
Talking about the film, she said, “[It] shouldn’t have been done.” One of the things she liked about the sequel was that she had the opportunity to work alongside Regina King, who portrayed her partner Sam Fuller in the sequel. Other than that, she only had one thing to say about the sequel, “That one should have remained a one-off.”
The Speed franchise is available on Hulu Plus.