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Hopes for a sequel to "The Heat" are nearly extinguished, according to Sandra Bullock.
The co-star of the cop comedy has said that the only thing that would get her holstered up again alongside Melissa McCarthy is a miracle. "I don't want to ruin what Melissa and I had," Bullock tells Entertainment Weekly. "If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I'm not there."
Director Paul Feig recently revealed that "The Heat" screenwriter Katie Dippold is already working on a script for a second film. But will it be good enough to convince Bullock to sign on, despite her sequel curse?
The Oscar-winning actress has made two sequels in her career, including "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" and "Speed 2," both box office failures. "If you look back on my illustrious sequel work [laughs], nothing has proven successful," Bullock says. "A sequel is such a daunting thing, because you don't want to lose the magic and the charm of the first one."
While "The Heat 2" is something Bullock says she "cant imagine," we can keep hoping that Dippold whips up something the actress eventually warms up to. Until then, we'll see Bullock lost in space in Alfonso Curon's thriller "Gravity," out on October 4.