Sandra Bullock talks”The Proposal”
Don’t spend ages in the video store scanning the shelves, grab “The Proposal” and be done with it! Why? Because Ryan Reynolds gets his kit off in it. Reason enough, no?
In the new comedy, “The Proposal”, Sandra Bullock stars as Margaret Tate, a high-powered New York book editor whose life is about to change. Facing deportation to her native Canada (and with it, the end of her career), the quick-thinking exec declares that she’s actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), whom she’s tormented for years.
Paxton agrees to participate in the charade – but with a few conditions of his own, as the unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family (Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White), where the always-in-control city girl finds herself in over her head. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration officer on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to their plan… come whatever may.
Here’s what Sandra Bullock has to say about the film.
DID YOU ENJOY PLAYING MARGARET TATE – THE WOMAN THAT EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE?
“It was heaven. To be a bitch for three months and be unapologetic about it? And go, “Hey it’s my character…I’m staying in character.” (Laughs)… “Get out of my face” – sorry, character, speaking! I loved it. I mean, we all have it [in us]. And when it’s written well, it is so much fun to do.”
DO YOU STILL ENJOY MAKING FILMS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS?
“I enjoy it now, even more so, because I pick only what is worth leaving home for. Do you know what I mean? People don’t realize that when you make a film, you’re gone. And I don’t want to be gone unless it’s something special, something that I don’t want to look at later on thinking, “I should have done that…”
IT IS A GREAT ENSEMBLE, ESPECIALLY THE PERFORMANCE FROM BETTY WHITE, WHO PLAYS YOUR PROSPECTIVE NEW GRANDMOTHER ON SCREEN…
“You talk about a comedic genius – just sitting in a room with her, watching her say one word or one line, over and over again, different every single time. Her professionalism, her stamina… On location, we would be outside in the cold, going, ‘Can we get some blankets or something?’ And they’d say, “Betty do you need anything?” And she’s like, “No, I’m fine!” Age has no place next to Betty White’s name. She’s in Round 8 of her career. And I love sparring with brilliant people because they only make you better and you have to come up to their level. So Betty or Oscar [Nuñez], or Ryan [Reynolds], or any of the people in our ensemble – seasoned actors who take their job seriously are a joy, because they make you better. And Betty is amazing. To have dinner with her, is one of the greatest treats.”
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
“What makes me laugh? Me naked, makes me laugh. Especially with the horrible lighting we have at home, which is down lighting. I’m like, “Oh my god.” (Laughs)… People who have a great wit and a self deprecating wit – that makes me laugh. Animals doing stupid things makes me laugh. I mean, just about anything makes me laugh. I’m an easy target! But I love a sharp wit. And I love twisted humor. I love it when people’s minds come up with things. When they just say things and they don’t censor themselves.”
“The Proposal” is out on DVD and Blu-ray 25 November 2009 and is a great chick flick with some cute on-liners!