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Sandra Bullock reacts to Gravity's stellar box office

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 01:48

''Gravity'' touched down at the London film festival, where its star Sandra Bullock talked about its success and imitating director Alfonso Cuaron. Rollo Ross reports

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"Gravity", the film about two astronauts stranded in space, broke the record in the US for best opening weekend ever in October with a stratospheric 55.7 million US dollars. On October 11th, it touched down at the London film festival where its star Sandra Bullock was still a little bit surprised about the box office takings. (SOUNDBITE) Actress, Sandra Bullock (English), saying: "Whether it makes money or not, or whether people go see it, you can't really control. But it's kind of nice that people are going to go see it. It's better than the alternative!" So why does she believe that a movie about a pair of isolated astronauts has appealed to so many people? (SOUNDBITE) Actress, Sandra Bullock (English), saying: "I think it's been a long time that there's been a film that talks about what everyone goes through on a daily basis but it just happens to be in space. There's just that element!" To recreate zero gravity, the production was an arduous ordeal for the actors who were suspended on wires like marionettes. So, between takes, Sandra and her co-star George Clooney decided to get up to some mischief to alleviate the stress. (SOUNDBITE) Director, Alfonso Cuaron (English), saying: "They were just impersonating me and my accent and they're really bad at doing it frankly. I'm Mexican and they impersonate me like Ricky Ricardo or Tony Montana from Scarface but they are Cuban so they don't have the ear to get my accent." (SOUNDBITE) Actress, Sandra Bullock (English), saying: "No, what we did was Al Pacino from Scarface as though we were talking like Alfonso but we bastardised his accent and his language and he took it very well. You can make fun of Alfonso and he takes it." After its release in the US, "Gravity" is now set to make its presence known around the world as it continues its cinematic rollout until early November.

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Sandra Bullock reacts to Gravity's stellar box office

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 01:48