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Sandra Bullock believes that the only reason anyone could enjoy the 1997 movie sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control was if they were high.
In an interview for The Lost City, where she is partnered with Daniel Radcliffe, the 57-year-old asked a TooFab journalist, “Were you high?” after he admitted that, as a kid, he enjoyed the action-adventure film that the Oscar winner made 25 years ago.
“I have one that no one came around to, and I’m still embarrassed that I was in, it’s called Speed 2, and I’m very vocal about it. Makes no sense: slow boat, slowly going towards an island,” Bullock said when asked to recall a regrettable movie among her filmography. “That’s one that I wished I hadn’t done, and no fans came around that I know of, except for you. I’m glad you enjoyed it.”
Radcliffe tried to save the moment by telling Bullock that there was probably a “quiet cult” of support for the movie, though Bullock jumped in to correct him lightly.
“Very quiet, like, amongst maybe five people,” she continued, referencing the interviewer in front of them: “Him and the other four 12-year-olds that were watching the slow boat going towards the tiny island.”
Directed by Jan de Bont, Speed 2 picked up after the events of the first film, when the central couple Annie (Bullock) and Alex (Jason Patric) are forced to sabotage a villain’s (Willem Dafoe) plot to hijack their luxury ship and crash it into an oil tanker in the Caribbean. De Bont’s first film was successful, making $350 million at the global box office in 1994 for a movie with Bullock and Keanu Reeves steering a Los Angeles bus rigged with a speed-triggered bomb.
Reeves spoke about his decision not to return for the sequel in a 2021 interview on The Graham Norton Show.
“At the time, I didn’t respond to the script. I really wanted to work with Sandra Bullock, I loved playing Jack Traven, and I loved Speed, but an ocean liner? I had nothing against the artists involved, but at that time I had the feeling it just wasn’t right,” he said.
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