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When Sandra Bullock Wanted to Be Fired From a Film

Sandra Bullock presents Roger Deakins with the award for best cinematography for

Sandra Bullock presents Roger Deakins with the award for best cinematography for "Blade Runner 2049" at the 90th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

She wanted to be let go from a project after a person in power made unwanted advances towards her.

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  • Last Updated: June 20, 2018, 6:39 PM IST
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Actress Sandra Bullock asked to be dismissed from a movie early in her career because of a "situation" she found herself in with a figure of authority.

"Very early on in my career, I had a situation on a film, which was hard. It came from a person of authority. I kept deflecting it with humour and it didn't work. Finally, I said, 'Please, just fire me.' It was a lesson," Bullock told Sunday Times magazine.

"After that, I tended to remove anything that could be misconstrued as sexual. I locked it down," she added.

The 53-year-old star always tries to navigate tough situations with humour, such as an uncomfortable interview with the "Today" show host Matt Lauer, who spent four minutes of a 2009 interview with her questioning her about a single nude scene, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Asked if she regrets not seeming more outraged, she said: "That's how I've always navigated tricky situations. That's how I've survived."

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