There’s nothing better than a trip to Berlin around Christmas time, to indulge in the festive markets and drink one (or two) eggnogs. It also helps when you have the immense pleasure of spending some time in the German city with none other than Sandra Bullock, European bound to promote her new film, the original Netflix movie Bird Box – along with the film’s director Susanne Bier.

Bullock discusses what attracted her to the project, and why we feel so inclined to constantly label films upon their release. She also talks about the importance of accessibility that derives from a Netflix release, and what it was like teaming up with Sarah Paulson again after their collaboration on Ocean’s 8. She talks about what John Malkovich was like on set, and the challenges in displaying raw human emotions, when often without the use of her eyes, given the character spends some integral scenes in the movie blindfolded.

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Meanwhile Bier also talks about the appeal of this story, and what inspires her as a storyteller, talking about her unique career choices as a filmmaker. She talks about the joy in directing Sandra Bullock and the quality of the cast that was assembled in this movie. She too speaks about the impact Netflix is having on a contemporary, cinematic climate, and why she is happy for that to be the home for this particular release.

Watch the interview here:


When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

Bird Box launches on Netflix on December 21st