Earthy, charming, witty, InStyle's cover star Sandra Bullock is one of the few Hollywood A-listers men and women love to love. But yesterday, while promoting her latest movie, The Proposal, which includes the star's first nude scene, the 44 year-old actress with the famous girl-next-door image dropped a bombshell:
"I want to be the bimbo, I want to be looked at as the bimbo, purely as a sexual object," she told BBC Newsbeat. "I've been working for that for a very long time, hence the reason I'm butt naked. I go, 'Maybe this will cross me over'. Obviously it didn't. "I need surgery. I'm getting some boobs. I think that's my problem. All my brains are in my butt, they're not in my chest."
Joking apart, the Speed actress talked about how much she enjoyed making the movie, already a summer smash in the States. Far from the bimbo role, Sandra plays a pushy Canadian boss who forces her hot young assistant (played by Scarlett Johansson's hubby Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can keep her US visa. "I play the guy role," Sandra admitted, "and that was a lot of fun."
In terms of keeping in shape for that all-important, bare-all scene, the actress admitted she watched what she ate and spent "a little longer" on the treadmill. "You're very conscious of the fact that you're going to be naked. Had it been a sex scene, it would've been a whole different weird vibe, but this was for comedy and for fun, so you just didn't eat junk until the last day of shooting the scene."
And she praised her co-star and good friend Ryan. "There was a lot of trust [between us], I don't know how it would have been with anybody else, but, thank God, I'll never be doing that again."
Our verdict? A thoroughly entertaining comedy and a star we wouldn't mind looking like butt-naked at 44!
Sandra Bullock's next movie, All About Steve, comes out on 4 September.
By Louise Sugrue