Brad Pitt reveals he once collaborated with Sandra Bullock on a film idea about ‘divorced QVC hosts’ but it never made it past the development stage
But many fans might be surprised to learn that the two stars hadn’t worked together in the same film, despite having a warm friendship, until this past year when they appeared in back-to-back movies: the action-comedy Bullet Train and the action-adventure comedy The Lost City.
It turns out the duos onscreen debut would have come many years earlier in a comedy film they collaborated on together but in the end it never got past the development stage.
Not to be: Brad Pitt revealed he collaborated with Sandra Bullock on an idea for a film many years ago that would have them star together
In a new interview British Vogue, promoting his new skincare line Le Domaine, Pitt was asked to reveal any skincare regimen he follows.
While Pitt passed on sharing an beauty secrets, with a smile, writer Kathleen Baird-Murray hoped he might warm up to the idea of chatting about face creams by adding a bit of humor when she suggested he talk about how his routine has evolved over the years, without making it ‘too QVC’.
‘I wouldn’t know how to do that, unless it was a comedy,’ Pitt shoots back while laughing out loud.
It’s at this point that he remembers the movie idea that he and Bullock had collaborated on so many years ago involving a couple who were stars with QVC, the flagship shopping channel that specializes in televised home shopping.
First onscreen film: Bullock’s cameo in Bullet Train this past year was the first time the two lead actors ever worked together on the same movie
‘Actually, Sandy [Sandra Bullock] and I did once try to develop a whole idea of a husband and wife team, who were QVC’s most successful salespeople, but we’re getting a divorce,’ he shared with the magazine.
Pitt, 58, goes on to reveal that the couple ‘hate each other’ and have resorted to letting their heated disputes play out on air ‘as we sell things. That’s as far as we got.’
The flick never did get past the early stages where they flushed out some of the main concept and ideas.
On screen again in 2021: Returning the favor, Pitt had a cameo in The Lost City that was shot a couple months after Bullet Train; Bullock stars in the lead of the hilarious action-adventure comedy alongside Channing Tatum
Pitt and Bullock consider themselves to be great fiends ever since meeting at an Irish pub about 25 years ago, according to Animated Times.
In fact, during the UK premiere of Bullet Train, for which Bullock has a cameo, Pitt would go as far as to call their friendship ‘old time Hollywood.’
‘Sandy is an angel for me,’ Pitt admitted to Hello Magazine. ‘I can call her for anything – she will drop her holiday for me. Really. “Stop your holiday and put on your gown and come host a 1000 person event for me,” and she will do it.’
He added: ‘It is so fun to cross pollinate our movies like this – it’s like old time Hollywood.’
Since debuting in the U.S. on August 5, Bullet Train has grossed $222 million worldwide on a budget of around $90 million.
High praise: During the UK premiere of Bullet Train, for which Bullock has a cameo, Pitt would go as far as to call their friendship ‘old time Hollywood’
Old time mates: ‘Sandy is an angel for me,’ Pitt admitted told Hello Magazine. ‘I can call her for anything – she will drop her holiday for me’
The Lost City, starring Bullock alongside Channing Tatum, had its premiere back on March 22 in the U.S.
Pitt would make the trip to the Dominican Republic for his cameo in the hilarious movie that ended up grossing $190.8 million on a $68 million budget.
The two leading actors have had comparable career paths, both making their debut on the silver screen in 1987, with Pitt getting his start in the comedy film Hunk, while Bullock scored her first film role in the action-thriller Hangmen.
And as the years went by and they each mounted up the acting credits on their resume, both of them eventually saw their stars rise in the mid-1990s.
Pitt and Bullock have has similar career trajectories, having had their debut in film in 1987 and both seeing their stars ride in the mid-1990s; they are pictured with David Heyman and Rose Uniacke at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 2020