Sandra Bullock has revealed some of Channing Tatum’s ad-libbed lines in their new movie The Lost City ended up on the cutting floor, because she couldn’t keep her face straight.
Bullock stars alongside Tatum, Brad Pitt and Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming adventure comedy as the disgruntled author Loretta Sage, who is imprisoned by an eccentric billionaire (Radcliffe) because he is convinced that the fictional Lost City in her new book is real.
The actor revealed Tatum’s lost contributions to the film while speaking to reporters at the SXSW red carpet premiere for the film in Austin, Texas.
She explained that her co-star, who in the film plays the novel’s cover model Alan Caprison, was asked by the directors to improvise some lines during a scene where he and Pitt’s character rescue Bullock from the billionaire’s jungle lair.
“There’s a scene where they have to take me to a car. Him and that other actor – I can never remember his name, he has blond hair,” Bullock joked in reference to Pitt. Insider reports.
“The directors had Channing ad-lib lines for us, and none of his lines were used because I laughed so hard.”
She called Tatum “crazy funny” and said one of his ad-libbed moments was the line, “If the shepherd is going to eat cake, eat it.”
Bullock previously spoke of her technique of ignoring Tatum’s penis while performing the nude scenes in the film.
Asked by The late show host Stephen Colbert of a scene where Bullock’s character checks Tatum’s front for leeches was CGI, the actress replied, “No. [I’m] all the way there. Face to face, with the, uh… landscape. I had to spend some time there to make sure there were no leeches, and I had a lot to say about it. When you’re down there, you might as well get to know it.”
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The Oscar winner added: “When you’re down there and you have two pages of dialogue, looking directly at it doesn’t get anything done. So I looked at his left thigh. I concentrated more on the left inner thigh.”
The Lost City will be published on April 15.