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Sandra Bullock hails Netflix’s impact on film industry: ‘A lot of people wouldn’t be working if it wasn’t for them’

Sandra Bullock has hailed the influence that Netflix has had on the film industry.

The 57-year-old actress has starred in hits for the streaming giant such as Bird Box and The Unforgivable and has praised the company for the way it treats both actors and directors – even claiming that she would have been put out to ‘pasture’ without the streamer.

Sandra told 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.’

The Oscar-winning star also credited Netflix for introducing stories from various countries around the world – such as the hit South Korean series Squid Game.

Sandra said: ‘That’s one of the bigger ones, but I’ve seen more work from other countries told by other nationalities, and we never would have had that 10 years ago, ever.’

The actress in 2019 Netlfix thriller Bird Box (Picture: Saeed Adyani/Netflix)
She also singled out the succes of Squid Game (Picture: Youngkyu Park/Netflix)

The star pointed out that international hits came about because streamers could ‘bring people together’ as well as ‘blend our stories together and go, look, same story, just different’.

Sandra had previously praised the rise of streaming and suggested that it had ‘elevated the bar’ in terms of opportunities for performers.

Talking to the i Paper, she explained: ‘Cinema is not going anywhere, streaming has elevated the bar. Before, if you were a superhero, you were able to get a movie made; anything else was not getting made. Now, with streaming, we have all kinds of work available.

‘The movie business is changing, and providing so many more opportunities for women and for people of colour.’

The actress, who is mum to two adopted children, son Louis, 11, and daughter Laila, nine, was praised for her raw and honest comments on race in December, including revealing that she ‘wished’ that she had matching skin with her Black children.

Speaking to Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk, Sandra said: ‘To say that I wished our skins matched … sometimes I do.

‘Because then it would be easier on how people approach us. And I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin, and it being her babies. Or a white woman with white babies.’


Credit: Original article published here.

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