In her acceptance speech during the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Sandra Bullock revealed the endearing reason why she made Netflix’ Bird Box.
Netflix released the horror film starring Bullock back in December. Bird Box went on to become a record breaker for the streaming giant. In the first seven days of the movie’s debut, it became the streaming giant’s most-watched film.
When Bullock starred in the film, questions were raised as to how Netflix got the Oscar-winner to sign on the project. Now, the 54-year-old actress has revealed her reason.
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The actress made the revelation after being awarded the MTV Movie & TV Award’s most frightened performance. In her acceptance speech, she credits her children saying:
“I made ‘Bird Box’ because my children asked me why I never made anything for them,” Bullock said. “So when ‘Bird Box’ crossed my path, I knew this was a story I needed to make because it was about family.”
“And when I finished the film, I went to my babies and I said, ‘Here, mommy made this for you. And even though you can’t see it until you’re 21 — because apparently, a movie about being a mommy is a horror film — you will know when you see it that there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for you,” the actress continued.
Bird Box was viewed by more than 45 million Netflix users within the first seven days of its December debut according to the streaming service. Along with Bullock, the movie stars her Ocean 8 co-star Sarah Paulson.