Sandra Bullock: Gravity made me want to scream

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2013
Sandra Bullock at the Hollywood Film Awards

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has confessed the technical constraints of filming space thriller 'Gravity' made her feel intensely "uncomfortable"

Sandra Bullock says filming 'Gravity' made her scream inside.

The actress has admitted shooting Alfonso Cuarón's space disaster thriller left her feeling extremely "uncomfortable", but she was able to channel her discomfort into making her astronaut character more believable.

The demanding technical constraints of the shoot meant that Bullock spent days filming alone in confined spaces, which she initially resented.

She explained to Digital Spy: "The technical aspects and all the quiet and being told where to start and where to finish, all those things just made you scream inside. After a while you think, I'm uncomfortable so I'll use that, I'm in pain so I'll use that, I'm alone so I'll use that.

"It gave me a lot of tools that I didn't think would be valuable. And you realised how lucky we were to have that atmosphere."

The 49-year-old actress - who stars opposite Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney - is proud that 'Avatar' helmer James Cameron branded the film the best space movie he's ever seen.

She enthused: "He would know. He pioneered the recent technology that broke things open for everyone. It's a testament to everyone who was involved in this film.

"But having it come from Cameron, who's always pushing the envelope in that field, is pretty sweet validation."


  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
  • UK release: 8 November 2013

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

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