MoviesOnline sat down with Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, and director John Lee Hancock to talk about their new film, “The Blind Side.”
“The Blind Side” depicts the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, John Lee Hancock are fabulous people and we really appreciated their time. Here’s what they had to tell us:3
Q: You’re playing people who are real but aren’t famous so the audience wouldn’t know them. When you go about that, what are you looking for and how do you set about trying to capture the spirit of that person?
TIM: I think more of the spirit. I wasn’t really trying to imitate anybody. I wouldn’t want to imitate Sean for anything. I think that I can relate to him in a lot of ways. We both grew up in Louisiana. I was an athlete and he was an athlete, although I wasn’t quite the athlete that he was. And also, as a kid I remember, I’m going to give him a few years and say high school, but I remember watching him play for Ole Miss. As a kid growing up in northern Louisiana, we got to see a lot of Ole Miss games, and I have a wife that runs everything athome , so I think I can relate to Sean in a lot of ways, and the script was so well written that I just wanted to capture the essence of it and not really try to imitate anybody.
QUINTON: With me, me and Michael have a lot of similarities as far as our personalities. We’re both gentle giants, we keep to ourselves, we’re both the biggest kids in our school. I hadn’t met him, so I didn’t want to try to overact or anything or whatever.John Lee , my coach, Coach Lee, he made me feel comfortable with being myself in the role, so I just tried to put myself in the positions that he was in, based off the script, and do the best I could.
SANDRA: That’s a tough one because I do think that I tried to get as close – I mean, you don’t meet an energy like Leigh Anne’s ever. She might not be famous here, but she’s known in other places and I felt a great sense of fear in trying to tackle that person she is, but also a great sense of obligation to be true to this wonderful dynamic. John could not explain Leigh Ann to save his life, and when I met Leigh Anne, I said, “Now I know why you can’t, because she’s original.” But there’s such a dynamic that exists between those people and their children that you wanted to pay homage to them. I wanted to do it as closely as I could, so I did my best.
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Sandy got a nomination on 2009 People’s Choice Awards! She’s nominee under Movie Actress. Her co-star Ryan Reynolds snagged a nomination as movie actor. Both are included under On Screen Team and you can also vote for “The Proposal” as Comedy Movie and Favorite Movie. Congratulations to cast and crew and go voting!
To vote in your favorites, go to peopleschoice.com. Queen Latifah is set to host the People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS on Jan. 6.
It can be crazy but my news alerts just didn’t me alert about her appearance on Conan, last September 03. Just downloaded the episode, and made caps for you.
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The comedy All About Steve is the hilarious tale of a woman who, after falling hard for a guy, thinks they’re an item. Unfortunately, as far as Steve is concerned, she’s just a crazy stalker that he can’t seem to get away from.
Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock) is a cruciverbalist, or crossword puzzle constructor, for a local newspaper. Her brain is full of an endless stream of arcane information, which she is happy to share with anyone she comes across, whether they are actually interested or not. Nothing in Mary’s life is typical, from the fact that she lives with her eccentric parents, to her bright red go-go boots, to her conclusion that handsome cable-news cameraman Steve (Bradley Cooper) is “the one,” after only one blind date. Once she decides to pursue Steve relentlessly, as he crisscrosses the country covering breaking news stories with reporter Hartman Hughes (Thomas Haden Church) and their producer (Ken Jeong), Steve becomes increasingly unhinged, before eventually learning to truly appreciate Mary for all of her uniqueness.
At the film’s press day, co-stars Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church and Ken Jeong told IESB about making this quirky, off-beat comedy, and joked about the possibility of teaming up with Sandra for The Hangover 2.
Today is Sandy’s 45th birthday! And we wish her happiness, success, peace and love.
Sandra Bullock says her husband Jesse James has struggled to adjust to being married to a Hollywood star.
The 44-year-old actress – who is married to motorcycle shop owner Jesse James – admits Jesse struggled when he was thrust into the spotlight after they began dating.
She said: “I think I’ve benefited from marrying him, but I think him marrying me brought on so many hardships and cruelty from people because of the limelight now being shined on all of them. Thank God he still loves me.
“I, unfortunately brought some attention to him which he didn’t necessarily want. But guess what? He loves me. I married an average Joe who normally would be fixing your car and people normally look down on what he did but I know how extraordinary he is and I’m thankful that with all the attention he’s still OK being with me. He doesn’t like it, but he’s OK.”
Sandra added she worries about the attention her career brings to her loved ones, adding the way their lives become public property is unfair.
Asked why so many famous people choose to marry other celebrities like she has done, Sandra replied: “Did you know my husband before I married him? Did you know who he was? Most people, didn’t and I’m sure he preferred that.
“My husband is an extraordinary human being, one of the most talented people I have ever met in my life, a great father, an amazing husband and an insanely funny man. No one knew who he was outside of the people who should know who he was.
“Sadly, the nature of what I do brings notice to people who have no desire to be in that spotlight, and it can destroy lives.” [Source]
Actress Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s sweetheart, but she’s not so sweet when it comes to gossip, and she told me how she feels about promoting her films…
“When you come to do things like a press tour, if people hate the film you’re miserable and if people like the film it makes it more enjoyable to do it,” the Miss Congeniality star said. [Source]
Sandra Bullock has rubbished rumours that she was ever going to appear in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables.
The Speed actress was previously linked to the project, but denied having any contact with Stallone about the film.
“I don’t know where that came from,” she told Empire. “I never read the script, I didn’t even know what the script was about. But now that I know what it’s about, I’m excited for him.”
However, Bullock admitted that she would love to return to working on action movies. “Absolutely, but finding a good one is not easy,” she said.
Bullock is currently promoting romcom The Proposal, which is released on July 22.
The Expendables will follow the story of a group of mercenaries tasked with overthrowing a South American dictator. Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Charisma Carpenter, Mickey Rourke, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the cast. [SOURCE]
After a two-year vacation from the big screen, Sandra Bullock is finally back in The Proposal, opposite that leading man women die for, Ryan Reynolds.
Audiences can catch Bullock in her first ever nude scene — and her hunky co-star strips down too.
Sandra told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf that after heading for the gym and watching those carbs, she didn’t hesitate to go au naturel.
Taking it all off.
“The nudity was appropriate for the film. I had to be buck-naked. The big thing was that it was funny. And the only way it could be funny was if you saw my whole body. Ann Fletcher, the director, was amazing in how she choreographed it because we knew we couldn’t show anything too explicit. I had a little bit more area to cover than Ryan did, so it was a little trickier for me. But I can talk about Ryan’s penis if you want. I mean if I looked like him, I’d be naked all the time.”
What you won’t see on the big screen.
“You have things covering up your essential parts but they get unstuck. And, oddly enough, we didn’t care because we were so tired. Ann was like, ‘Sandra, your vagina is hanging out. Cover it up.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, sorry, sorry.’ And the crew would be like, ‘Jeez, her nipple is showing.’ They weren’t titillated, they were unhappy because they knew we had to retake the shot. They’re like, ‘We want to go to lunch. Cover the nip.’ So that’s pretty much how the day went.”
Trying to take life easy.
“I am like the queen of planning and scheduling. And I’m trying very hard to stop it. I just want to finish what I’m doing and go home. I want to have a weekend. I want to have breakfast, a stack of pancakes. I don’t want to not enjoy where I am at this very moment. So every time I plan something, the exact opposite happens. I hope I’m always satisfied and content like I am right at this very moment.” [Source]