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Why Sandra Bullock wanted to be fired from a film

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Actress Sandra Bullock asked to be dismissed from a movie early in her career because of a "situation" she found herself in with a figure of authority.

"Very early on in my career I had a situation on a film, which was hard. It came from a person of authority. I kept deflecting it with humour and it didn't work. Finally, I said, 'Please, just fire me.' It was a lesson," Bullock told Sunday Times magazine.

"After that, I tended to remove anything that could be misconstrued as sexual. I locked it down," she added.

The 53-year-old star always tries to navigate tough situations with humour, such as an uncomfortable interview with the "Today" show host Matt Lauer, who spent four minutes of a 2009 interview with her questioning her about a single nude scene, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Asked if she regrets not seeming more outraged, she said: "That's how I've always navigated tricky situations. That's how I've survived."

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First Published: Tue, June 19 2018. 01:56 IST
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