Golden Globe®-nominated actress Sandra Bullock says she'd recently stopped working because she hadn't been feeling challenged by any roles. "I just didn't read anything that made me go, 'You're making a difference. You're doing something different,'" she says. "So I said, 'Maybe I'll just stop. I'll produce or something.' So I hadn't worked for a year and a half."
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.'"