By David Villafranca
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (EFE).- Knowing how to forgive and be forgiven, accepting mistakes and closing wounds. Those are among the things Sandra Bullock hopes people will think about after watching her new Netflix film, “The Unforgivable,” which shows the struggles of a convicted murderer to find acceptance after leaving prison.
“No one is all good and no one is all bad,” the 57-year-old actress told Efe.
Bullock, an Oscar winner for the 2009 film “The Blind Side,” (2009), is accompanied in “The Unforgivable” by a cast that includes Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio and Aisling Franciosi.
The movie, directed by Nora Fingscheidt, centers on Ruth (Bullock), a woman released from prison after years behind bars for killing a sheriff, as she tries to find her younger sister, Katherine, who was only 5 when her sibling went to jail.
“Netflix is telling stories that wouldn’t see the light of day in the cinema and a lot of time those stories are stories with women, stories with different cultures, stories that are not Marvel films,” Bullock said of her second collaboration with the streaming giant following the 2018 horror flick “Bird Box.”
Asked about the absence of straightforward heroes and villains in “The Unforgivable,” the actress, who is also one of the producers, said that the director was determined to avoid one-dimensional characters.
“Nora always said during this whole process, she wants to make sure that every person has two sides. That’s the side that we look at and we judge, and then you twist it and you say ‘oh my gosh didn’t see that one coming,'” Bullock told Efe.
“That’s real life. No one is all good and no one is all bad. We are born into circumstances that are beyond our control. We are given life situations that are out of our control, that mold us,” she said.
“So I thought it was just a really clever and exciting way to show human beings within a story that I thought was going to be very thrilling to watch, that by the end of it you would have to ask yourself what kind of person would you have been in this situation,” Bullock said.
“What would you have done based on your upbringing and life and the cards that you were dealt in life that’s beyond your control? You don’t know how you would have acted,” she said. EFE