What makes an Oscar-winning star agree to a particular project – especially if the project is about the 9/11 terror attacks? That was what I wanted to know from Sandra Bullock, who took home the Best Actress statue in 2010 for her work on The Blind Side. She is in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close currently on circuit. The film itself was up for a Best Picture nod at the recent Oscars ceremony, with Max von Sydow deservedly up for a Best Supporting nomination.
Here Sandra talks about why she took on the role of the mother in the film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-selling novel about a 9-year-old amateur inventor who searches New York for a lock that would match the key left by his father when he was killed on 9/11. She also speaks about what a 14-year-old-actor taught her.
The film also stars Tom Hanks, John Goodman, James Gandolfini, Viola Davis and 14-year-old Thomas Horn. It’s directed by Stephen Daldry, whose previous films have all been nominated for Best Picture – Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader.
“If things were easy to find… they wouldn’t be worth finding.”
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is currently on the cinema circuit.