Sandra Bullock On the Emotional Rollercoaster of Filming ‘Gravity’ (VIDEO)

"I (had) never been hit with a depression like that," star says of sci-fi production

Sandra Bullock is clearly proud of “Gravity,” which bows Oct. 4, but the experience of making the film was filled with frustration and anger, as well as beauty and fun.

“The Script read more like a book, which worried me,” she told Variety, frustrated by at the challenges that she knew were going to be unique. “But reading the script was beautiful. That’s what scared me. I didn’t know how they were going to pull it off.”

As the clips show, they pulled it off.

Since her character is alone for much of the film, she was asked if she missed interaction with other actors. “Every single day. When George (Clooney) came, it was like an energy force and I was so appreciative of him being there. And when he left, I have never been hit with a depression like that. We had so much fun for three weeks, but then my friend left. I was amazed at how I was affected by him going.”

Bullock adds that “every day I was pushed against a wall with technology” and the character, stranded in space, has a range of breathing rhythms.

She nodded, “Breathing was our third character,” as it expressed the character’s life or death struggles. She and director Alfonso Cuaron worked with a doctor, who gave them tips about what happens to a person’s breath, eyes, skin and other body parts in such stress.

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  1. Judy Pugsley says:

    Thank you George&Sandra for sharing your wonderful gift of recreation with us…That movie was brilliant& none of us here watching could ever have pulled it off..I loved the ending…..Thank you

  2. Gnarlodious says:

    Scary, thrilling and highly believable with current technology. Frighteningly accurate in every detail, down to the reflections off the astronaut’s helmets. How’d they do that?

  3. B Good says:

    What I found completely fascinating is how enraptured the entire audience became from the moment the movie started. I saw it both in 3D and in a regular theater. I saw a huge volume of popcorn and nacho servings coming into both screenings with people carefully balancing their gigantic sodas at the same time. But here’s the thing: No one ate their snacks because the movie grabbed us by the ballzinis and never let go. We were all so rapt and the movie so quiet there was not any munching heard. “I hate space.”

  4. says:

    An excellent film; I will need to watch it a second time so perfect are the scenes. Very well done. Best of all – it is a complete break away from boring stereo type scripts.

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