Changing the way in which individuals view magnificence pageants. Hit 2000 movie Miss Congeniality follows FBI agent Gracie (Sandra Bullock) as she goes undercover at a magnificence pageant with a view to show herself at work to her male counterparts (performed by Benjamin Bratt and Ernie Hudson).
Since she’s been a tomboy her entire life, the top of the pageant, Kathy Morningside (Candice Bergen), enlists knowledgeable Victor Melling (Michael Caine) to get Gracie prepared for competitors via fairly an intense makeover course of. Throughout the film, the cop kinds sudden friendships, romances and is shocked when she’s capable of uncover the life-threatening occasions taking place on the pageant.
In 2000, Ellen DeGeneres revealed in an interview that the rom-com was really based mostly on her.
“When I was getting ready to cohost the Emmys, the writer saw me [on TV] learning how to walk in a dress and heels,” she shared with Parade magazine at the time. “My stylist at the time — a man — was teaching me, and it was hilarious. The Miss Congeniality writer saw it and thought it was brilliant.”
Despite it being based mostly on the TV host, Bullock additionally intently associated to Grace, later admitting that doing the fight scenes — and he or she did a lot of her personal stunts — have been simpler than the pageant scenes. Additionally, she advised Entertainment Tonight that she tried to chop the swimsuit scene.
“That was a huge bone of contention for me. I was trying to get it written out so many times,” the Speed actress shared. ‘It’s within the script. We already shot it—exterior in San Antonio.”
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