Recently a piece of very fascinating news related to The Matrix cast has come to light. According to which Sandra Bullock was going to play the iconic Neo character.
In an interview, Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed that they were so desperate to get an A-lister to play the role of Neo, that they were willing to gender swap the character. Here’s what he said,
“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate. We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’ (Producer) Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on Demolition Man and she was and continues to be a very good friend of mine. It was pretty simple. We sent her the script to see if she was interested in it. And if she was interested in it we would try to make the change. It just wasn’t something for her at the time. So really it didn’t go anywhere.”
It’s a bit crazy to consume, and I’m glad that it didn’t happen and Keanu Reeves took on the iconic role in The Matrix, as it fits him the best.
Still, tell us in the comment section below what do you guys think and would’ve you preferred to see Sandra Bullock as Neo.