The ‘Gravity’ star and Oscar winner has one more thing to be proud ofÂ – rapping – as she demonstrated her skills when visiting Britain’sÂ The Jonathan Ross ShowÂ on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Bullock, 49, performed a bit of the 1979 hip hop classic “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang after explaining that she learned the lyrics when being a teenager in attempt to impress a boy she liked in school.
“I learned the words because I liked this guy in high school, and I was like, ‘Next time I go to that dance, I’m going to know every word, and I’ll make sure he sees me lip-syncing it, and I’m going to catch his eye, and I’m gonna say the words, and he’s going to like me.’ ” Bullock said. “And sadly, it worked.”
After Jonathan RossÂ asked whether she’d do a little demonstration, the actress readily agreed on one condition: “I need some beats,” she joked. “Gimme some beats, yo.”
The single mother later revealed to the show’s host that she and her longtime friendÂ George ClooneyÂ practiced the rapper together during their downtime on the set of “Gravity.”
She added that theyÂ would compete to see who could remember the most of the wordy lyrics.
“I’ve got to give it to him,” the Hollywood actress told the morning show hosts. “There’s a couple words – the bridges – that I chose not to learn. I’ll give it to George. George has about 98 percent of that song down, in the eight minute version.”
Bullock and Clooney, 52, have been friends for more than 20 years, and the pair are more than just “similar,” according to the actress.
“George and IÂ have known each otherÂ for over 20 years. We’ve known each other since we got out of college and we have the same group of friends,” Bullock told reporters at the GravityÂ press conference at theÂ Toronto International Film Festival.Â “We knew each other since we had no work.”
“We were pretty much separated at birth,” she said of her dapper costar.
Despite their subsequent fame and success the 49-years-old actress admitted that her famous friend has remained the same person except for one thing.
“He has better hair now!” she kids. “There’s less of it, which I appreciate.Â The big curlsÂ were cute, but you know â€¦ Really, he’s taken his blessed life and done amazing things with it.”
In ‘Gravity’, the friends play two astronauts in space who are floating above earth after an accidental explosion completely cuts off their communication to Houston and causes various other major mishaps – all while the duo are suspended thousands of miles above ground, reminds US Magazine.
“It’s really about this emotional ride that you are allowed to step on,” Bullock said on the show.
“And whatever’s happened in your life, you experience that and think about, ‘What would I do?’ And hopefully by the time you get out of the theater, you go, ‘I’m going to change my life. I’m going to change and do the things I always said, ‘Maybe one day.’ Don’t ‘maybe one day’ it. Life is short, things happen. Do it now.”