When Netflix released "Bird Box" – starring Sandra Bullock – in December, the horror movie broke a new record for the streaming giant, becoming the most-watched movie in the first seven days of his exit. Now, the 54-year-old actress reveals the sweet reason she signed to do the movie.
While accepting the MTV Movie & TV Award 2019 for the most frightened performance, Bullock explained to the public that she credits her two little daughters – her 7-year-old daughter Laila and her 9-year-old son Louis – the why she did the movie.
"I made" Bird Box "because my kids asked me why I had never done anything to them," Bullock said. "So, when 'Bird Box' came across, I knew it was a story I had to do because it was a family issue."
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"And when I finished the film, I went to see my babies and said:" Here, mom did it for you. And even if you can not to see before age 21 – because apparently, a movie about being a mom is a horror movie – you'll know when you'll see it there's no nothing I would not do for you, "she continued.
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Bullock added, "I wanted you to know what a family looks like – that sometimes you're born into a family, sometimes you have to go get it, sometimes it finds you – but no matter how it happens, that, Family is what you fight for, family is what you protect and what you saw in this movie is what your mother would do for you. "
The mother of two went on to say that she had told her children that they were her "first thought in the morning" and her "last thought at night."
"I was put on this earth to protect you, you are my world, I love you so much," she says. "I will move mountains to make sure you are safe."
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"And when I was done, my son looked at me with his big, beautiful eyes and he said:" Mom, that was superhero movies that I was talking about These are the movies you should be doing. "The superheroes are the ones who make the important work now," Bullock hilariously revealed his son's reaction before teasing: "I l & # 39; I put it to the ground. "
Bullock concluded her speech by declaring that she was happy that her son could see her accepting her award in a room filled with "real-life superheroes" like Wonder Woman – played by Gal Gadot who handed over to Bullock his Golden Popcorn Trophy – and Captain Marvel – played by Brie Larson who won the Best Fight Award.
"I'm sure he'll notice that they are women, just like his mom," she said.
A week after its debut December 21, "Bird Box" has been seen by more than 45 million accounts, making it the most watched movie Netflix in the first seven days of its release, according to the streaming giant . The film also flooded social media with dozens of memes and inspired a viral challenge related to social media.
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At the time, Netflix went on Twitter to announce the news about the success of "Bird Box".
"I took my headband this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts had already watched 'Bird Box' – the best of the first 7 days for a Netflix movie!" the company has written alongside a Bullock GIF, which plays the role of Malorie in the film.
Associated Press contributed to this report.