Sandra Bullock Doesn't Wear Make-Up In Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity

"Do female astronauts wear makeup?" sounds like the title of a David Sedaris book, but I think it's also a fairly legitimate question. With so much stuff to do while flying through space, I find it hard to imagine that any women engineers would have time to wake up, sit at a vanity, and apply the regular dose of lipstick, eye shadow and whatever glop is involved with the regular routine. When Hollywood has approached the subject, they've previously gone the standard route, never hesitating to make the actresses as pretty as possible. But apparently that wasn't part of Alfonso Cuaron's plans for Gravity.

In a recent interview with Sandra Bullock, USA Today (opens in new tab) learned that neither the Oscar winning actress nor her Oscar winning co-star, George Clooney, wore any make-up during the production of Cuaron's science-fiction epic. Responding to a question about acting in a 3D movie (Clooney previously said he hopes never to work in the medium again), Bullock said, "God help us all when my face comes rushing at you with no makeup on. I'm going to apologize now, but Alfonso, in a brilliant move, said, 'No makeup.'" Based on a script by Cuaron and his son, Jonas, Gravity tells the story of a female astronaut who is the lone survivor of an accident in space. The film is currently in post-production and will arrive in November.

Cuaron's name is more than I need to go buy a ticket, but everything I hear about it makes it all the more intriguing. Previous reports have said that the movie will be 60% CGI and have a twenty minute opening sequence. For more about the film, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.

Eric Eisenberg
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NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.