Sandra Bullock for GLAMOUR [November 2015]
Sandra Bullock is the covergirl of the November 2015 issue of Glamour magazine.
On how she got the male-originated role in Our Brand Is Crisis: “I did as my mother did: I put my blinders on and blazed forward. Sometimes you get a no. But I expect the no. I don’t expect the yes. With this I got very nervous. I didn’t know if [producer] George [Clooney] had made this for himself. But the response was ‘We’re cool with it.’ And then the role—I mean, it was so beautifully written for a man. It wasn’t one of those things where you go, ‘Hmm, how do we change it to a woman?’ You just change the sex; that was pretty much it. She’s human. She deals with addiction; she deals with mental illness. She’s brilliant at what she does, and she gets lost in the fact that all she cares about is a win. You look at our world—and back to my son: How do you raise a child to not make it all about the win when all we see in our world is people saying, ‘In order to have success, you have to win’?”
Bullock on how she met the team behind the movie – “[Producer] Grant [Heslov], George, and the person I dated were all friends. I met George at a party where he was doing Buddy Hackett imitations! George was the reason the guy that I ended up dating dated me. He was like, ‘If you don’t get with her, I’m gonna get with her.’ He was kidding but sort of pushing. So we’ve all known each other for umpteen-chillion years and have supported each other from afar.”