'Gravity' Star Sandra Bullock Told 'Vogue' She Keeps Carol Burnett Locked in Her Backyard
Sandra Bullock's new film Gravity looks absolutely terrifying — until the trailer, we didn't know we had a deep-seated fear of being stranded in space but apparently, we do, and it's a bad one. Its Oct. 4 release date looming, Gravity also means Bullock's been making the rounds, promoting the film and reminding us of all the qualities that've kept her in the biz for over two decades. Here are some of the best things we learned about Bullock from her new profile in Vogue:
She owns multiple businesses in Austin, TX:
She owns Walton's Fancy and Staple, a local flower business that "looks like the kind of establishment Jimmy Stewart might have taken someone on a first date." She also converted a law offife into a bistro three years ago. About her status as business owner:
She keeps chickens at her California home, named after comedians:
She's got a Carol Burnett, Wanda Sykes, and a Phyllis Diller who "was revealed to be a rooster and rechristened Phil Diller."
Gravity demanded Bullock face one of her worst fears:
Sandra Bullock is terrified of flying, but the production planned to replicated antigravity by "putting Bullock inside a specialized airplane nicknamed the Vomit Comet, plunging out of the sky to create brief moments of weightlessness."
Tough cookie that she is, she said yes anyway, saying "At one point I sat down and said, ‘What is it about this movie that is telling me to get off my ass and get over something that has paralyzed me?’”
Lucky for her, the Vomit Comet was canceled due to logistics and replaced with a set.
She lives a genuinely quiet life focused completely around her son Louis:
It all sounds pretty sweet and devoted.
You can read the full profile over at Vogue. In the meantime, just sit in a corner somewhere and recognize the fact that you are still less down to Earth than international movie star, Sandra Bullock.