Gravity is one of the most acclaimed movies that Bullock has ever been in, and is widely regarded as containing one of her most acclaimed performances.
Her performance as Dr. Ryan Stone earned her both a Golden Globe nomination and an Academy Award nomination, although she didn’t win either.
Due to the plot of the movie, Bullock spent the vast majority of her time on set alone, surrounded by hundreds of cameras but no other actors.
Before the film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Bullock later described herself as being in a morose headspace for most of the shoot, and said it was a “painfully lonely” experience at times.
With that said, she admitted that the “frustrating, painful isolation” she felt on set was exactly what the character needed to embody, so it only benefited her performance.
Unfortunately, Gravity was the first movie she filmed after her divorce from Jesse James, making it feel like an even lonelier experience.