When Netflix released "Bird Box" with Sandra Bullock in December, the horror movie set a new record for the streaming giants and became the most watched movie within the first seven days of its release. Now the 54-year-old actress reveals the sweet reason why she signed up for the movie.
When Bullock accepted the MTV Movie & TV Award 2019 for the most frightening performance, she told the audience that she credits her two little plays – daughter Laila, 7, and son Louis, 9 – for why she made the film Has.
"I did 'Bird Box' because my kids asked me why I never did anything for them," Bullock said. "When" Bird Box "crossed my path, I knew that this was a story I had to do because it was about family."
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"And when I finished the movie, I went to my babies and said, 'Here, Mama did that for you and although you can not see it until you're 21
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Added Bullock, "I wanted you to see what family looks like – that sometimes you're born into a family, sometimes you have to look for them, sometimes you find them – But no matter how it comes to that, if so, family is what you fight for, family is what you protect, and what you have seen in this movie is what your mother would do for you . "
Th The mother of two told her children that she was her" first thought in the morning "and her" last thought in the night ".
"I was put on this earth to protect you, you are my world, I love you so much," she enthused, "I'm going to move mountains to make sure you're safe. "
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"And when I finished, my son looked at me with his big, beautiful eyes and said: & # 39; Mom, It was superhero movies I talked about, these are the movies you should do, Superheroes are the ones that are doing the important work. "Bullock strangely revealed her son's reaction before teasing," I have him grounded. "
Bullock concluded her speech by saying that she was happy that her son presented her award in a room with" real-life superheroes "such as Wonder Woman – played by Gal Gadot, who presented Bullock with her golden popcorn trophy – and Captain Marvel – saw Brie Larson win the prize for Best Battle.
"I'm sure he'll find that they're women, just like his mother," she said.
One Week after debuting on December 21, "Bird Box" was watched by over 45 million customers, making Netflix's most-watched movie within the first seven days. According to the streaming giants, the release is already over Media with dozens of memes and instigated a viral challenge in the social media.
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At that time, Netflix went on Twitter to announce the news of the success of "Bird Box".
"I closed my eyes this morning and found that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already seen" Bird Box "- the best first 7 days of a Netflix movie!" The company wrote alongside a GIF from Bullock, the in the movie as a malorie occurs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.