Before Keanu Reeves makes Neo immortal in the movie “The Matrix”, the lead role was given to several other leading actors at the time. The script was sent to stars like Leonardo DeCaprio, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt, all of whom rejected the part (via The Wrap). Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who was then president of global production at Warner Bros., then sent the script to Sandra Bullock, with the intention of changing the film’s protagonist from male to female, if she accepted.
In the end, Bullock turned down the role of Neo, and it went to Reeves, who completely blew it up. However, that wasn’t the only part of the movie offered to Bullock; she was asked to appear in “The Matrix” again, but this time in Trinity. Bullock again rejected it, telling NBC’s Today, “At the time I was approached about it, it wasn’t picked up with Keanu Reeves, and I didn’t see myself with the person they wanted in it.” After seeing the film, Bullock changed her heart and regretted turning down the role of Trinity, but she says that the casting decisions made in the end were the right ones and that she loved “The Matrix”.
To imagine parts of Trinity and Neo played by anyone other than Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves seem impossible now, but at the time, “The Matrix” lead roles were still rising. wave. So while Bullock regrets moving on to the role of Trinity, she’s certainly gone on to work on other incredible projects and remains a fan of the “The Matrix” series.
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