However, after reading the script for Crash, Sandra says she was determined to be involved in the film. She thought, "I don't care who I play." She ended up playing Jean Cabot, a district attorney's wife who displays racism after being carjacked. "It was something that struck such a chord that if I wasn't involved with it, I would feel very jealous. And I said, 'After an experience like this, you can't go backwards.'"