The awesome friendship between Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep is now more awesome. “If Meryl and I get in a ring, she’ll kick my ass,” Bullock told ShortList.com in a new interview. “People don’t realize that there’s a side of Meryl that’s just mean. You walk away and she’ll just rip your dress … I know not to turn my back on her.”
This, of course, isn’t the first time Bullock has talked about Streep in such a manner. Their banter dates back to awards season in 2010, when Bullock and Streep were both nominated for Best Actress.
“With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, ‘You’ve got to watch your back. I’m gonna cut you. I’m gonna take you down,'” Bullock said in an interview with The Associated Press before the Academy Awards in 2010. “And then she sent me dead orchids and told me to die, so I sent her a case of liquor and told her to toast to white trash.”
Perhaps more dead orchids will be in play this year: Bullock has received early awards buzz for her lead role in “Gravity,” while it’s expected that Streep could score her 15th Best Actress nomination (and 18th overall nomination) for “August: Osage County.”
Although Hollywood actresses would like to make you think that there’s no real rivalry between them and that they spend most Friday nights braiding each other’s hair and playing Dream Phone, that’s not always the case.
After Sandra Bullock won the 2010 Best Actress Oscar over Meryl Streep and after she provided us with this brilliantly public snub, the two have indulged in a playfully antagonistic relationship.
But while we were speaking to Bullock for the release of heart-racing space thrillerGravity, she revealed the truly harrowing details of just how nasty things get between the pair…
“If Meryl and I get in a ring, she’ll kick my ass,” she told us exclusively. “People don’t realise that there’s a side of Meryl that’s just mean. You walk away and she’ll just rip your dress…I know not to turn my back on her.”
Bullock also confessed that she’s convinced that the Oscar-winning star of The Devil Wears Prada will eventually lead to her untimely end.
“I will try to kick her ass but she will kill me,” she confessed. “That’s just how it’s gonna end and then she’ll be lovely Meryl again and I’ll just be dead.”
Okay so just in case you’re worried she wasn’t joking…
“We will have a nice sparring I hope until the day we die,” she also said. “I love nothing more than hanging out with that woman and having a glass of wine.”
Either way, get those two in a ring. We’ll pay good money.
You can see the full video interview next week.
Gravity hits cinemas November 7