Sandra Bullock Claims “Birdbox” Relates To Mothers Everywhere5 months ago by Amber Le in Movie News
Ever since the release of Birdbox on Netflix, the internet went wild as viewers shared their opinions and their memes regarding the thriller. It was also a smart move to include Sandra Bullock as the main character because who doesn’t love Sandra Bullock? The iconic actress has given us movies since childhood such as Miss. Congeniality 1 & 2, The Blindside, The Proposal and that’s just to name a few. This time, she took on a new venture as she agreed to be apart of the new post-apocalyptic flick.
The streaming service came up with a plot that at the sight of these mysterious creatures, people would commit suicide. The reviews of the movie have been fairly mixed. Some critics claimed the movie was crazy, while others deemed it enjoyable. Bullock has spoken out on her take of Birdbox, where she plays a mother trying to get her two children to safety, emphasizing that if they do not listen to every single word, they will die. She recently sat down with Marc Malkin of Variety to express her opinion on her role.
“As a mom, you think those thoughts, it’s just a part of your makeup. Every mom will look at this and go, ‘That river is my journey as a parent.”
Director Susanne Bier insisted that Bullock was perfect for the part and portrayed the message she wanted when it comes to motherhood.
“When I read the script, I felt there was the potential to portray a different picture of motherhood than that which is usually portrayed. I’ve always felt that motherhood is mainly defined by men and for many hundreds of years is automatically thought of as being soft, caring, naturally nurturing, calm. There are a lot of things that are part of our idealized vision of motherhood, but I always thought it was much more complex, much more ferocious… I think that’s what Sandra gives it.”