Sandra Bullock explains the on-set accident that left ‘a little blood and a few tears’
"I ate it several times," Bullock told Colbert, recounting what it was like to spend most of the "Bird Box" shoot blindfolded. (Photo: Scott Kowalchyk, CBS)
Sandra Bullock literally put her blood, sweat and tears into her latest acting gig.
The actress, 54, stars in “Bird Box,” a post-apocalyptic horror flick on Netflix (streaming worldwide Friday) in which her character spends a good portion of her screen time blindfolded. And Bullock learned the hard way that action scenes are much harder to shoot when you can’t see.
“I ate it several times,” she told Stephen Colbert on Monday. “The final ‘eating’ was not my fault.”
Bullock explained that she had practiced crawling up a ravine, after which she was supposed to take off running. The big issue: there were three cameras set at the top of the slope.
“There was a flash and I realized it was my face meeting with some hard object,” Bullock said. “There was a little blood and a few tears and I was okay.”
As to why her character has to navigate scenes without being able to see, Bullock explained that the plot revolves around “something happening in the world where, if you see it, you experience your worst fears and you kill yourself.”
The “Ocean’s 8” and “The Blind Side” actress estimated she spent half of her time on the “Bird Box” set in a blindfold.
“We had someone who came in and gave us, within three months, a way to navigate our senses that we possess that, once you don’t have sight, you realize you can sense solid objects,” she said. “You can sense that there’s a wall and sense that that’s 20, 22 feet. It’s amazing.”
Still, developing her new skill took a bunch of trial and error.
“I ran into the camera a lot,” she said. “But it made it authentic.”
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