Sandra Bullock Says It Was ‘Easy’ Pulling Leeches Off Channing Tatum’s Butt in ‘The Lost City’

Sandra Bullock has recounted many joyful moments filming with her co-star, Channing Tatum, in the new action-comedy The Lost City—and taking leeches off his rear end happens to be one of them.

In an exclusive interview with IMDb, Bullock and Daniel Radcliffe were asked to answer burning questions about the film. One of them happened to be about the moment she pulled the predatory worms off the Magic Mike actor’s backside.

The 57-year-old actress said it was nothing to it, even describing it as an “easy” process. “He’s very open, he positioned himself well for me to be able to just get them off with a good rip ’em, and that’s the thing—you have to peel leeches off tail to head,” she explained.

But, the fun didn’t stop there. The Speed alum often found herself laughing uncontrollably in between takes, thanks to her co-star’s line improvisation.

Bullock recently spoke with Insider and recounted a scene with her character, Tatum and Brad Pitt. “There's a scene where they have to get me to a car. [Tatum] and that other actor—I can never remember his name, he's got blond hair,” Bullock said, referring to Pitt. “The directors had Channing ad-lib lines to us, and none of his lines were used because I was laughing so hard.”

Even though she found his ad-libbing quite “stupid,” it never failed to make her laugh. “He’s crazy funny,” the actress added.

The Lost City has been doing pretty well at the box office thus far. The star-studded film dethroned The Batman on its opening weekend and garnered $31 million at theaters across the country, according to Variety.

Thanks for the helpful leech removal trick, Sandra.

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