Sandra Bullock’s career kicked off with action-thriller movies. Even though she had a career spanning 30 years, which allowed her to thrive in the industry, the actress once thought that the genre had limited female actors.
The action genre has done full justice to Sandra Bullock. Still, she has a different take on the genre that has become less accommodating to the female actress. And the irony is it’s the same genre that shot her to fame in the early 90s when she was just stepping into the industry. It was the film in which she starred as Annie Porter, the opposite of Keanu Reeves.
Sandra Bullock’s Surprising Perspective on Action Films Despite Hollywood Fame
“It makes you wonder what happened between the 40s and 50s – when there were such wonderful parts for women – and the 90s. I think the minute the action genre hit, it completely changed how women were utilized in films. It limited us.”
But the Virginia native accentuated the progress made by women in the Hollywood industry—bypassing these gender limitations.
“But we’re coming back. Certain women have blazed through and made money. Look at Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore – brilliant actresses,” Bullock said. “And Julia Roberts has done an amazing job. She has single-handedly opened the door, in commercial terms, in making women a viable commodity; because, let’s face it, it’s a business. Julia was great: she came in, she wasn’t the typical blonde, she was this strong woman with a great sense of humor and it was exciting. And it helped the rest of us.”
Besides having a surprising perspective on the action genre, she also regrets that particular movie in which she starred back in 1997.
Action Film Sandra Bullock Regrets Starring In
Though Speed gave Bullcok a major boost to her career, its success also warranted the sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control. While the actress’ co-star Keanu Reeves made a wise decision by passing on starring in the sequel, Bullock took a chance.
And unfortunately, Speed 2 proved to be a train wreck. It left a mark on the career of Bird Box‘s star, and she regretted doing the film years later.
The actress stated that she already knew Speed 2 wouldn’t be a success while she was shooting the feature. In an interview with Too Fab, the 59 years old said:
“I have one no one came around to and I’m still embarrassed I was in. It’s called Speed 2. I’ve been very vocal about it. Makes no sense. Slow boat. Slowly going towards an island.”
In spite of the setback with Speed 2, her career rebounded. This allowed her to maintain her position in the film industry.