Y’all with all the memes and whatnot going on about Birdbox, I have yet to see anyone mention the absolute best achievement about it.
Which is that it stars Sandra Bullock, WHO IS 54 YEARS OLD IRL was hired to play someone easily 20 or 25 years younger (I don’t know her exact age, but she’s accidentally pregnant in the film so she’s sure as hell not 54). Not to mention that her love interest in the film Trevante Rhodes, is a 28 year old man.
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen this, ever. We complain all the time about how the reverse is so common (much older man, hot young female love interest for him), and that doesn’t seem to be stopping. And how hard it is for women of certain ages to get roles.
So good on Bullock and Suzanne Biers, the female director (they are both executive producers as well) for going this route. And good for Sandy B because I had to legit google how old she really was because she is pulling off playing decades younger without blinking. The fact no one is noticing or talking about it is actually a real compliment to her.
I’s love to hear all your other Birdbox thoughts here! I was a bit meh about it, but that could because I basically saw so many tweets I knew the plot already and I’m not a huge horror movie film person in general. I was pretty here for John Malkovich though.