The star of ‘The Blind Side’, the blockbuster currently entrenched with controversy, is doubling down on his statement defending his co-star, Sandra Bullock. Quinton Aaron told ET,
“Go sit in the corner, face the wall, and think about what you just [said]. One has nothing to do with the other. Sandra didn’t pull the wool over anybody’s eyes. Sandra didn’t create this, you know what I mean? She’s an actress who got paid to do a job. She did it very well and she was recognized for her talents. Why do you take that away from her? My mom used to always tell me, ‘Think before you speak,’ and now I know why.
“The Blind Side has been such a beacon of hope for people. It’s heartbreaking because these are people that I’ve met, these are people that I’ve grown to respect and get to know for the period that we did this project that saved my life, and to hear this come out like this in the media, it is just — I just pray that the two can meet some kind of resolve to where everyone can be made whole and it doesn’t completely destroy what they built over the years, because aside from everything, aside from the movie, aside from this or that, they were a family.”
Aaron played Michael Oher, a real-life NFL player who’s life was depicted in the movie. However, recent statements by Oher suggest that the content of the movie is not entirely accurate, as the Tuohy family did not formally adopt Oher, but rather signed him into a conservatorship.