You’ll Be Blindsided By These Facts About Sandra Bullock

Everyone Told Her Not To Take Her Breakthrough Role

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In 1995, a report from People magazine surfaced. It included a quote from Bullock who spoke to one of her hometown newspapers. The quote said, “Everyone told me not to do Speed. I mean, it looked like I’d be just ‘the girl,’ but I’ve learned to do things by instinct.”

It’s a good thing she never backed out of the role because, without it, she might not have landed even more prominent roles.