Actress Sandra Bullock has revealed that she is still embarrassed by her 1997 sequel “Speed 2: Cruise Control.”
In an interview with TooFab alongside The Lost City star Daniel Radcliffe, the 57-year-old actor was asked if there were any films in her career that she felt ’embarrassed’ to do but eventually ended up liking after a positive response from fans.
The actress was quick to reply to the first question by revealing the name of the movie she wished she had not done and felt ’embarrassed about’. Bullock said she’s still embarrassed about starring in “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” the 1997 sequel to her breakthrough action movie “Speed.”
The film starred Bullock opposite Jason Patric as a couple trying to stop a Caribbean cruise ship from crashing into an oil tanker. While “Speed” director Jan de Bont returned alongside Bullock, original leading man Keanu Reeves did not.
The actress said;
“I have one [that] no one came around to and I’m still embarrassed I was in.
“It’s called ‘Speed 2.’ I’ve been very vocal about it. Makes no sense. Slow boat. Slowly going towards an island.”
“That’s one I wished I hadn’t done and no fans came around that I know of, except for you,” Bullock added, addressing the interviewer who said he used to love watching “Speed 2” as a teenager.
When Bullock’s “The Lost City” co-star Daniel Radcliffe said “Speed 2” has “a kind of cult love” to it, Bullock responded, “Very quiet! Like five people. Him and the other four 12-year-olds who were watching the slow boat going towards the tiny island.”
The movie tells the story of Annie (Bullock) and her boyfriend trying to stop a Caribbean cruise ship they were vacationing on from crashing into an oil tanker. Keanu Reeves costarred with Bullock in the original 1994 film, but he did not return to reprise his role as Jack Traven for the sequel.
“Speed 2: Cruise Control” earned negative reviews and flopped at the box office, grossing $164 million worldwide on a production budget as high as $160 million. For comparison, the original “Speed” grossed $350 million worldwide. Reeves said last year during an interview on “The Graham Norton Show” that he turned down “Speed 2” because of the screenplay.