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Saturday, 1 March 2014
Ellen DeGeneres: Sandra Bullock's 'Miss Congeniality' Was Based on Me
The 'Miss Congeniality'
was inspired to write the comedy after watching DeGeneres 'learning how
to walk in a dress and heels' ahead of her Emmy hosting gig
Turns out Sandra Bullock's tough law officer-turned-elegant beauty pageant character in "Miss Congeniality" was based on Ellen DeGeneres.
She revealed in an interview with Parade magazine that the movie was
inspired by her during the training days leading up to her Emmy hosting
"Miss Congeniality was written based on me," she said. "When I was
getting ready to cohost the Emmys, the writer saw me [on TV] learning
how to walk in a dress and heels. My stylist at the time - a man - was
teaching me, and it was Âhilarious. The Miss Congeniality writer saw it and thought it was brilliant."
The comedienne spilled that she got a part in 1999 comedy "EdTV" after beating out tough competitor Jennifer Aniston.
"Jen Aniston is my friend and she recently Âreminded me that I beat
her out of that. I got the part and Jen Aniston didn't!" she said,
before jokingly adding, "That'll probably be the only time that
DeGeneres is now preparing for the Oscars this weekend, March 2. She is set to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, and Brad Pitt are some of the presenters, while Pharrell Williams and U2 are the performers.