Although minions Bob, Kevin, and Stuart couldn’t be at their movie premiere, they were there in spirit, disguised as Sandra Bullock’s quirky but insanely adorable, banana yellow high heels. Bullock stars in Minions, which opens nationwide July 10, along with Jon Hamm and Allison Janney. Sandra plays “Scarlet Overkill” in the film.
Sandra wore a plain black dress with a yellow accent to the premiere, but that was to feature her shoes, which clearly stole the show. The banana yellow heels featured the unmistakable iconic eyeballs and glasses of the minions, and were as much fun to look at as they must have been to wear. And it’s all anyone is talking about.
Bullock appeared at the premiere solo, and also wore shades — presumably because her pumps were so bright!
According to Star Pulse, making Minions, her first animated movie ever, was a challenge because she had no other actors “play off of,” forcing Sandra to trust the comedic promptings of the movie’s directors. Bullock said although her character doesn’t play well with the minions, she’s “justified” and “misunderstood” because “she’s an eight-year-old little girl who’s throwing temper tantrums because she wants what she wants.” Bullock had a good time making the movie, telling reporters Scarlet “was really fun to play.”
“It’s a job that I’m very proud to live up to,” Bullock told Us Weekly.
The fun didn’t stop on the red carpet. Sandra’s son, Louis, attended the after party with Bullock, which is fitting since Minions is a movie for kids. Louis is 5-years-old, and enjoyed the carnival for the premiere attendees as well as the party. According to Us Weekly, Bullock and her son “watched party attendees ride the giant Minion slide before going back inside to attend the party with some friends.”
Entertainment Tonight reports that the awesome Minions shoes will be auctioned off for charity. “We’re going to give all the proceeds to Art + Practice, which is a non-profit organization here in L.A.,” Sandra told Entertainment Tonight about the Minions-inspired heels. The shoes were designed by Rupert Sanderson, whose designer duds retail for over $800. Art + Practice “encourages education and culture by providing life-skills training for foster young” for communities in Los Angeles, according to their website.
The last movie starring the minions, Despicable Me 2, earned a hefty $970 million. The question on everyone’s mind is will Minions, starring Sandra Bullock, earn anything close?
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