Sandra Bullock "Can't Imagine" Filming The Heat 2 With Melissa McCarthy

Entertainment Jul. 25, 2013 AT 9:30AM
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in "The Heat" Sandra Bullock says she "can't imagine" filming a sequel to The Heat (costarring Melissa McCarthy). Credit: Gemma La Mana

Sandra Bullock had her biggest box office opening ever with The Heat, raking in $39 million in its debut weekend. The buddy-cop comedy costarring Melissa McCarthy has since made more than $130 million in the U.S. after its June 28 release, spawning talks of a sequel. Bullock squashed such suspicions in an interview with Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday, July 24.

"I know they say never say never, but right now, I can't imagine it," Bullock, 48, says of reprising her role opposite McCarthy, 42. "I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had."

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Bullock adds, "If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I'm not there."

Director Paul Feig had previously said that the film's screenwriter, Katie Dippold, is hard at work on a follow-up to The Heat.

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Bullock is no stranger to sequels, having starred in 1997's Speed 2: Cruise Control and 2005's Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Both films failed to match the success of the originals, and Bullock is leery of making the same mistake a third time. "If you look back on my illustrious sequel work, nothing has proven successful," she says with a laugh. "A sequel is such a daunting thing, because you don't want to lose the magic and the charm of the first one."

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Whether Bullock will change her mind remains to be seen, but as McCarthy revealed in the July 15 issue of Us Weekly, she had a blast working with -- and befriending --  the Oscar winning actress. "I thoroughly enjoyed saying awful things to Sandy," she said of playing a foul-mouthed cop. "We get a along so well, it felt OK!"

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