We bring you factoids about the star of THE HEAT

THE HEAT, directed by Paul ‘BRIDESMAIDS’ Feig is released in Irish cinemas this week, and sees Sandra Bullock return, not only to the big screen, but to comedy, just before the release of GRAVITY later this year. Movies.ie pulled together some facts about the actress that we feel you really ought to know.

Sandra’s mother was opera singer Helga Bullock
… And Sandra seems to have inherited her mother’s talent, as she wrote and recorded a song for THE THING CALLED LOVE.

Sandra has a scar on her head from when she fell into a lake and cut her head on a rock.
… Her sister also broke her nose by hitting her with her elbow, while opening a garage door when they were kids.

Bullock is Known for her generous donations; she donated $1 million to the American Red Cross after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Did the same, again donating $1 million to the Red Cross, after the tsunami disaster in Asia in 2004. She again donated $1 million, this time to Doctors Without Borders, after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
… That seems like a great, and generous, use of her earnings.

Even though she can sing, Sandra hates musicals and vows to never participate in one.
… Which is kind of a shame.

Bullock is one of four actresses to win both the Oscar for Best Actress, and the Razzie for Worst Actress. However, Bullock is the only actress to be nominated for and win both awards in the same year (for THE BLIND SIDE and ALL ABOUT STEVE). She was presented with the awards within two days in 2010.
… We are not sure this is an achievement to be proud of, although we respect Bullock for accepting the Razzie award in person.

This week, Bullock was named, by Forbes, as Hollywood’s 7th highest paid actress.
… Bullock came in behind Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and others.

Sandra said, of SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL “That was a mistake but, in retrospect, how are you supposed to know?”
… Fair enough!

Sandra Bullock dated Ryan Gosling after they met on the set of MURDER BY NUMBERS. They attended the film’s premiere in Cannes, where it premiered Out of Competition.
… They are both beautiful people, but the pairing of Bullock and Gosling is a little odd.

Sandra Bullock was cast in GRAVITY after Angelina Jolie dropped out, and Natalie Portman turned the role down.
… We’re excited; GRAVITY looks like it will be one of the best films of 2013.

Sandra Bullock was in New York with her family and witnessed the second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, crashing into the World Trade Center’s South Tower on 9/11.
… Perhaps this is why her role in EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE appealed to her.

THE HEAT is in Irish cinemas now.

Words: Brogen Hayes