Kelly & Michael: Sandra Bullock Footprints
Beloved actress Sandra Bullock made an appearance on Kelly & Michael to talk about her new movie, Gravity, and her longtime friendship with co-star George Clooney.
Bullock recently had her handprints and footprints done in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. She said that she felt like she could have done more to earn the honor. But she made it a family affair, getting her son involved and making a memory with him over the occasion.
Kelly & Michael: Sandra Bullock + George Clooney Pranks
Bullock has been friends with her Gravity co-star, George Clooney, for years. They have pulled many pranks on one another over the years. Once, they and some others wanted to pretend to jump into a pool.
But at the last second, they let go, and Bullock was the only one who ended up in the pool at this party. At least everyone got a good laugh. Sandra said she is still plotting her public revenge more than a decade later.
“We are pretty much separated at birth. We are very similar,” Bullock said of her friendship with Clooney.
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Michael Strahan said that he laughed until he cried at Bullock in The Heat this summer. Now she is taking a dramatic turn in Gravity, and she jumped at the chance to work with director Alfonso Cuaron.
Bullock said that she did not really think about how little else there was to play off of, since the movie is set in outer space. There were hundreds of people working behind the scenes to turn the actors’ performances into the finished product.
“Everything I see in the movie, we never saw,” Bullock said. She admitted that she could get claustrophobic while being filmed in a box. She was controlled by various wires that handled her lateral movements, and she compared it to choreography.
During breaks from shooting, she would sometimes still move in slow motion.
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In a clip from the movie, Bullock and Clooney’s characters are working in space when their tether breaks and they become separated. Later, another movie clip shows Bullock’s character attempting to reestablish radio contact with Clooney since they have become separated.
“It’s really about this emotional ride that you are allowed to step on,” Bullock said. “And whatever’s happened in your life, you experience that and think about, ‘what would I do?’ And hopefully by the time you get out of the theater, you go, ‘I’m going to change my life. I’m going to change and do the things I always said, “Maybe one day.”’ Don’t ‘maybe one day’ it. Life is short, things happen. Do it now.”
Ripa and Strahan both saw the movie, and they agreed that it is a life-changing film. Bullock said the film has themes of loss and adversity, and shows that humans have the ability to overcome whatever stands in their way.
You can see the film yourself in theaters when Gravity opens nationwide October 4.
Kelly and Michael: George Clooney “Rapper’s Delight”
Bullock and Clooney have been great friends, but they were reluctant to work together for years. In Gravity, they got to co-star in a movie while still being on their own a lot of the time. But on the set, they would have rap-offs to the song “Rapper’s Delight.” She said that Clooney knows almost all the words to the eight-minute version of the song.