What happened to Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock supposedly playing sisters in a movie? A year ago, Gossip Cop called out a tabloid for falsely claiming that the two were collaborating. Time has proven our debunking was right.
On November 8, 2018, the National Enquirer incorrectly reported that Bullock and Roberts were “teaming up” on a movie to create “the role of a lifetime” for each actress. The magazine’s source claimed that, although the two were “considered rivals,” they were both tired of being offered weak or mediocre roles, so they decided to work on their own project that featured them as “sisters who hate each other.”
As Gossip Cop pointed out in our initial bust of the rumor, the tabloid left out nearly every detail about the supposed film. The outlet didn’t even identify if the premise was supposed to be dramatic or comedic. Plus, if such a project was really underway, one of the Hollywood trade publications would have reported some sort of information about it.
Regardless, Gossip Cop ran the claim by one of sources close to the whole ordeal, who assured us that the two women weren’t working on anything together at the time. Even the outlet’s claims about the Oscar winners being “rivals” were bogus, with Bullock having previously made fun of a rumor about the two feuding in a speech. It was just as ridiculous to claim that the two were suffering from a drought of roles, as Bullock had back-to-back hits with Ocean’s 8 and Bird Box, while Roberts received critical acclaim for her role in Amazon’s Homecoming.
Twelve months have passed, and no other publication is reporting that Bullock and Roberts are working on a project together. While her name is attached to several projects, Bullock is currently focused on her next film, an untitled Netflix movie directed by Nora Fingscheidt. The actress is both starring in and producing the project. Roberts, meanwhile, is most likely gearing up for her Amazon drama Little Bee, which is in pre-production. Neither of the stars’ schedules or project lists for the foreseeable future share any overlap.
Unfortunately, the Enquirer hasn’t changed its ways since its initial “reporting” on Bullock and Roberts. This past May, Gossip Cop called out the publication for falsely claiming that Bullock had wed her longtime boyfriend Bryan Randall. The tabloid also published another incorrect story about Roberts quitting Hollywood and adopting a child to “save her marriage.” The outlet simply can’t get it right when it comes to either of the famous actresses.