Sandra Bullock Shares Funny ‘Oops’ Moment That Happened During Nude Scene with Ryan Reynolds in ‘The Proposal’

While the Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds rom-com The Proposal is full of comical scenes, it sounds like there were just as many funny moments when the cameras stopped rolling.

During an interview on the About Last Night Podcast with Adam Ray, Bullock discussed a laughably awkward moment that occurred while she and Reynolds were filming the now-iconic nude scene.

Bullock said, “We had to do that scene—the naked scene—that day...So we had a closed set, which means no one's allowed to be on there, just hair and makeup come in and fluff and hide. Ryan and I have these flesh-colored things stuck to our privates, you know, my hair is strategically over the nipples.”

But as they shot the scene, there was one instance that was quite memorable for the 57-year-old actress. “So we're doing it and we collide together and we're on the floor...and we're lying there and they have to say cut,” she said. “But we couldn't really move, so he was on his back with his knees up and I was on the floor just resting on his knees just waiting.”

However, the funniest part occurred next, which Bullock revealed, saying, “Then I hear Anne Fletcher [our director] from the darkness go: ‘Ryan! We can see your ball sack!’”

She continued, “I was like ‘Oh god!’ Because you want to look down and you're like, ‘Should I help? Is there something?’ No. Not helping. I'm not going to help you.”

While the actress laughed upon recalling the memory, she also said that Reynolds handled the situation very well. “He was so cool, he's just like unflappable,” Bullock said.

It also helped that the pair were already good friends while shooting the movie, so they handled it quite professionally. “Ryan and I have known each other since we were prepubescent—I mean like, we go way way way way back,” she said.

We will love having this priceless context the next time we watch The Proposal.

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