“It is a role like no other, it allowed me to do something different, you can’t repeat anything that you’ve ever done before, you should do things that are just scary and frightening.”
Our Brand Is Crisis hits theaters Oct. 30.
Last Saturday Sandra attended in Beverly Hills a press conference for her new film “Our Brand is Crisis”, that’s going to be on theaters next October 30. You can find HQ pictures in our gallery.
Our gallery was updated with digital scans of Glamour Magazine, featuring Sandy on cover.
Sandra Bullock is on cover of Glamour Magazine, in its November issue. She was interviewed by her Our Brand is Crisis co-star Zoe Kazan, and talks about fame, George Clooney, and life. Check out an excerpt below, and read the full interview in the November issue of Glamour, on newsstands October 13.
Zoe Kazan: So I always say to people that if we were in a small town and you weren’t a movie star, you would be the rock of the town.
Sandra Bullock: Oh my God. OK. We start crying at the beginning of the interview. I always thought that I’d end up as a waitress in a town somewhere; the oldest waitress, who knew everybody. I liked the idea of making everyone feel comfortable because it makes me feel more comfortable. I’m oddly an introvert. Because of that aspect of my personality, I like the idea of taking care of the team—hoping that someone will, eventually, take care of me back.
ZK: You’ve talked to me about wanting to be with your son, Louis [now five], and you’ve said that a project really has to be special for you to commit to it. So what was it about Our Brand Is Crisis that made you want to go back to work?
SB: It was the story, first. This script came along. I went, “Wow.” It’s couched in this absurdist look at the inner workings of politics, but it represented the people of Bolivia, who are fearless in fighting for what they feel is right. The story, I loved. And then working with [producers] Grant [Heslov] and George [Clooney] was exciting. We have known each other since we started in this business. Literally before any of us had a job.
ZK: How did you meet?
SB: Grant, George, and the person I dated were all friends. I met George at a party where he was doing Buddy Hackett imitations! George was the reason the guy that I ended up dating dated me. He was like, “If you don’t get with her, I’m gonna get with her.” He was kidding, but sort of pushing. So we’ve all known each other for umpteen-chillion years and have supported each other from afar.
ZK: I’m impressed with how you’ve protected your ability to have a personality—and be sensitive to people. Some famous people become desensitized in order to protect themselves.
SB: Yeah, but I don’t think your core changes. If you were an asshole before you got in this business, you’re just a bigger asshole. I think you are who you are. I didn’t get into [this business] till later in life. Who I am as a person hasn’t changed. I was already baked.
During Toronto International Film Festival, Our Brand Is Crisis star Sandra Bullock discussed the project and how her political consultant character would help GOP candidate Donald Trump.
While sitting down with her fellow castmembers, Bullock was questioned about what her character Jane Bodine would do to help sell Trump to the American public. “I don’t think Jane needs to sell Donald Trump,” Bullock said, adding “Doing just fine. I’m not that good. He’s doing just fine selling Donald.”
Bullock explained Bodine as “complex” and “troubled” while expanding on her personal story. “There’s nothing perfect about her. She’s complex. She’s troubled. She’s struggling,” Bullock said. “She’s dealing with some mental illness. She’s dealing with addiction. She’s dealing with life as most people are.”
While the actress said that Bodine is good at her career, that doesn’t necessarily she should be doing it.
Producer Grant Heslov commented about the similarities to the film and the current political scene in the U.S. “We didn’t really time this to come out now amidst of this huge election. It’s kind of great timing. All you have to do is look at what’s happening in the primary right now and it literally is a circus.”
The actress chimed in and said that the antics in the film don’t merely apply to the political world. “It’s in the entertainment business… the manipulation, the cynicism, the circus, all of it. It’s exactly the same. It’s about selling.”
Check a related video about this interview at the source.
The gallery was updated with pictures of Sandy this evening at the EW Party in Toronto.