Clooney is known for setting the trends, not following them.
Yesterday, Clooney continued on his cool life path, as he continues to expand his range on his behind-the-camera work and various social activist causes.
During a trip to Toronto for a screening for his film "Calamity." The lead role for the movie was intially written for a man. According to Clooney and Bullock, being open to switch the gender will become a big trend in movies.
With the film set to hit theaters on October 30th, Clooney spoke with Entertainment Weekly at the premiere and urged more filmmakers to gender swap their lead roles. "There’s a lot more [roles] out there if people just started thinking."
While Clooney was the one to execute, Bullock was the one to put the bug in his ear. “About two-and-a-half years ago I put out feelers saying, ‘I’m not reading anything I’m excited about,’ ” Bullock told EW of the film. “‘Are there any male roles out there that [the filmmakers] don’t mind switching to female?’ ”
I think this is a great idea and execution by Bullock and Clooney!
Opening the market up and swinging the roles could add a new element to films and create balance in the field. At the end of the day we all just want to put forth the best product possible, right?