Sandra Bullock's latest role in space movie Gravity was far more challenging than we could ever have imagined. The sci-fi film sees the A-list actress' character stranded in space – and Sandra has admitted that filming in isolation left her feeling depressed – taking a serious toll on her state of mind.
Chatting about her new role and the dark periods she faced, she revealed to The View: 'I was depressed, I was angry, I would get so sad because it was a black room, no human contact, they took away sound.'
Sandra's role required her to film in an isolation tank far away from her only co-star, George Clooney. But she explains that director Alfonso Cuaron helped her through the difficult takes by bringing her young son Louis in to visit her.
She said: 'What they did was, Alfonso could see, because he had cameras always on my face, he would be like, 'She's cracking, she's cracking, go get the kid.
'They'd created this whole wonderland just outside for Louis [to keep him occupied during filming], so [they brought him in].'
We imagine having George Clooney around must have been pretty comforting, too. She told Flicks And Bits earlier this month: 'When George Clooney was there it was like the sunshine was there – and life walked into the room. When he left it was like the tomb had shut again. On a daily basis I was hoping I was giving Alfonso what he needed and deserved.'
Gravity opens in UK cinemas on 8 November. It looks epic.
By Rebecca Martin