Seems like a sequel to ‘The Heat’ is obvious. The movie was so great, and was left pretty open to a sequel. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy had incredible chemistry. They played so well opposite each other, they fit very naturally, like all the good cop movies from the 80′s and 90′s. I thought it was very much like the female version of the Lethal Weapon movies. Remember how good those were?
Even though the movie has already grossed $130 million, Sandra is hesitant to star in a part 2.
“I know they say never say never, but right now, I can’t imagine it,” Bullock tells EW. “I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had. If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I’m not there.”
The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold is reportedly already at work on a second chapter of the cop comedy, according to director Paul Feig — but Bullock says she learned a lesson about follow-ups after 2005’s Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and 1997’s Speed 2: Cruise Control, which both disappointed at the box office. “If you look back on my illustrious sequel work [laughs] nothing has proven successful,” says the Oscar winner, who who will be back in theaters Oct. 4 as an astronaut in the Alfonso Cuarón-directed space thriller Gravity. “A sequel is such a daunting thing, because you don’t want to lose the magic and the charm of the first one.”
I see what she means! Both of the sequels she did were HORRID! I think most sequels are….it’s very rare to find a sequel that’s as good as the first!
Either way – the original was hilarious. Did you see it?
She looks amazing! I swear – she’s never looked better!
Melissa McCarthy sat down with More Magazine and opened up about her weight, and what people think about her. She’s just so great, isn’t she? She comes across as such a great person – even when people (REX REED) are attacking her.
On actresses thanking her
“The letters I really love are from young actresses who were worried they had to fit a certain look. They say I’ve opened it up. And I don’t just mean plus-size girls. You can push things now. With all the great performances in ‘Bridesmaids,’ it changed how people see funny women.”
On her weight
“I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my 20s, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it. If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought, ‘Why aren’t I a 2 or a 4?’ Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress.”
On being 40
She doesn’t focus on “the stupid stuff I worried about at 20, because at 20 you don’t have any responsibilities, so of course you’re a shallow narcissist. You can’t appreciate anything, you’re so self-absorbed. I bought into it — I should be taller, thinner, have better hair. But I think that’s part of being young. Now, especially with kids, you lose any sense of time or energy to worry about all the little stuff. It’s like the chip was taken out.”
On her husband
“I got hit with the lucky stick with Ben”
Melissa’s husband, Ben Falcone, gushes about her
“We got hit with the same lucky stick. From the very first time we spoke, we were on the same page. We love each other, respect each other and try not to sweat the small stuff. And we really make each other laugh.”
Don’t you love her even more now! She really seems to have her head on straight – even though she’s gotten much more popular over the last couple years. I love how she talks about her husband, she’s just the best!
Here are pictures of Melissa, her husband Ben, and Sandra Bullock (who looks INSANE!).
TONS OF PICS AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)
Apparently Sandra originally turned down the role, but is back in the running! ‘Annie’ is being adapted once again for the big screen, this time by Will Smith and Jay-Z. Jamie Foxx has signed on to play Daddy Warbucks.
Do you think Sandra could pull off all the singing that will be required? (I think she’d be great!)