Everyone has at least one comfort movie which is a romantic comedy or makes them ugly cry at two in the afternoon, even if they claim otherwise. And Anne Fletcher’s The Proposal falls under that ‘comfort movie’ category because obviously, who wouldn’t love to watch Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock bicker in a marriage of convenience before ultimately falling head over heels for each other?
But if you were to take a look into some of the things that took place behind the scenes on the set of the 2009 rom-com, then it would definitely change your perception of the film. Not in a bad way, of course, but more in a cant-unsee-this-now way.
While talking about shooting certain intimate scenes in the movie with the Deadpool actor, Sandra Bullock revealed some hilarious tidbits about the events of one particular scene from The Proposal which involved both the actors being stark ɴɑκеd as she explained how she felt “safe” while doing such scenes with her co-star.
Sandra Bullock’s Only Condition While Shooting an Intimate Scene in The Proposal
Talking on the About Last Night podcast about shooting certain scenes in The Proposal which required the lead actors to be intimate, Sandra Bullock explained how one of the main reasons why she was comfortable doing said scenes was because she knew she was in the presence of someone she could trust.
“Ryan and I have known each other since we were prepubescent,” the Speed actress had once said in an interview with People. “We go way, way, way back.”
Speaking with Adam Ray, the host of the podcast, Bullock revealed that she’d laid down one central condition before partaking in the “ɴɑκеd scene” in The Proposal, and that was the surety of being funny and awkward rather than coming off as more “sеху.”
“I was like, ‘I will do this ɴɑκеd scene only if I can be humiliated and funny.’ You will not see me trying to attempt being sеху ɴɑκеd—in real life or onscreen. There’s just no point in it! It was for that reason, with a friend that you trusted comedically, and safety-wise I knew I was in the presence of safety.”
Wait till you hear about how they shot the scene, you’re going to have tears from laughing!
The Hilarious Incident that Unfolded on the set of The Proposal
The scene that Bullock mentioned previously was the one that involved both her and Ryan Reynolds being ɴυdе wherein the former’s character, Margaret ends up tripping and falling onto Reynolds’ Andrew post a shower in the film. Yeah, well, the behind-the-scene story of the scene is actually incredibly funny.
“Ryan and I have these flesh-colored things stuck to our privates, my hair is strategically over the nipples, and Ryan’s little—not little, at all! It’s just whatever’s there, and I don’t know because I didn’t see it, I didn’t look!”
As it was being shot in closed quarters, there were only a few chosen present at the time whose presence was of the utmost importance, so as to make it a little more comfortable for both the actors to enact the scene. But then a particularly mortifying thing happened when the director called out to Reynolds, saying his private parts were visible, and Bullock just couldn’t concentrate on the scene at hand anymore.
“I hear Anne Fletcher from the darkness go, ‘Ryan, we can see your ball sack!’ I’m like, ‘Oh God!’ because you wanna look down, but I’m like, ‘Don’t look down. Don’t look down.’ Everyone in the darkness spun around to see if they could find a monitor. I was like, ‘Anne, there’s a way to present that information…’”
But as The Blind Side actress remarked, one simply doesn’t “care” about such incidents “in friendship” because, at the end of the day, it’ll just be a story one recalls and has a good laugh at. Besides, her co-star was just as unbothered about it as she pointed out how “cool” Reynolds had been about the entire thing. What an iconic duo they are!
The Proposal is available for streaming on Disney+.
Source: About Last Night