Sandra Bullock capped out 2021 by starring in The Unforgivable, a Netflix film that capitalized on the success of her previous outing, the apocalyptic thriller Bird Box. The latter film, which was released in 2018, held the top rank for most watched movies on Netflix until just a few weeks ago. It was dethroned by Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot.
Bullock isn’t completely off the charts though. The Unforgivable earned a spot in Netflix’s top 10 most watched titles in recent days, according to the streaming service. Bullock, on the other hand, isn’t the type to pore over numbers.
She jokes that if it weren’t for the streamer, she’d be “out in the cow pasture.” Sandra applauds Netflix for hiring talent of a certain age. She stressed on all these facts in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
They’re good to artists. They’re good to filmmakers. If it wasn’t for Netflix, a lot of people wouldn’t be working. Their stories wouldn’t be told. Who would think that me, as a woman, would still be working at this point? I would have been out in the cow pasture. It’s true.
Putting aside the jokes, the 57-year-old actress-producer said that hits like Squid Game would not have happened without Netflix’s influence. We get to watch a lot more work from other nations told by different ethnicities thanks to Netflix. That was not possible 10 years ago. It pulls people together in such a manner that, despite the fact that we’re becoming further split, we have streamers who can blend our experiences together.
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